1-0, min. 19, Fabregas. 1-1, min. 45+1, Llorente. 2-1, min. 72, Pedro. 3-1, min. 84, Diego Costa.
Result Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City in Premier League 2017

Result Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City in Premier League 2017

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ChelseaCourtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses (Zouma), Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro (Matic), Diego Costa, Hazard (Willian).
SwanseaFabianski; Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Olsson; Cork, Fer, Carroll (Ayew); Sigurdsson, Llorente, Routledge (Narsingh).
REFEREEBooked: Naughton (min. 35), Olsson (min. 36), David Luiz (min. 73), Fer (min. 81).
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1-0, min. 19, Fabregas. 1-1, min. 45+1, Llorente. 2-1, min. 72, Pedro. 3-1, min. 84, Diego Costa.

Four goals at Stamford Bridge on the day and plenty of action throughout, thanks for following along with myself, Harry Harris, here on VAVEL!

Both Pedro and Diego Costa continued their fine seasons while Fabregas may have earned his place in the squad for next week with a sublime performance.

The Blues move 11 points clear of Man City, who sit in second, while Swansea remain 15th but are just three points off the relegation zone.

FULL TIME: Chelsea 3-1 Swansea. A dominant performance from the Blues, with a few shaky moments throughout. Goals from Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa do the job for Antonio Conte's side.

90+3' Chelsea still going forward with purpose but Willian's touch goes out for a goal kick after an impressive run from Marcos Alonso.

90' Four minutes added on.

87' Costa looks to add to the score but Mawson makes the challenge for a Chelsea corner.

Chelsea Subs: On: Willian, Kurt Zouma. Off: Eden Hazard, Victor Moses.

84' GOAL! 3-1 to Chelsea and it looks like that's three points in the bag. Hazard skips past his defender with ease and Diego Costa is on hand to thump it into the back of the net.

Swansea Sub: On: Luciano Narsingh. Off: Wayne Routledge.

83' Matic bursts down the left hand side and whips in a low cross, but Kante skies his shot over.

78' Fer is shown a yellow card for bringing down Hazard.

76' Sigurdsson's free kick is straight at Courtois, who almost makes a mess of things.

Swansea Sub: On: Jordan Ayew. Off: Tom Carroll.

Chelsea Sub: On: Nemanja Matic. Off: Pedro.

73' David Luiz catches Llorente with a flailing arm and Swansea have a free kick. Chelsea's first booking goes the way of the Brazilian.

72' GOAL! It's a wonderful curling effort from Pedro from outside the box but Fabianski should save it. 2-1 to Chelsea.

70' Appeals for a spot kick at the other end as Costa goes down but a free kick is given to Swansea.

69' Appeals for a penalty as Sigurdsson's flick looks to have hit Azpilicueta's arm but nothing given.

65' Moses goes on a driving run but it ends with a flick from Pedro that rolls into the arms of Fabianski.

64' A good cross from Azpilicueta on the right almost reaches Alonso at the back post but it's headed out for a throw.

60' Swansea doing a good job of keeping Chelsea out at the moment, denying them that final key pass.

57' Diego Costa is penalized for a high kick in the Swansea penalty area.

52' Chelsea yet again threatening and Moses earns another corner, which is collected by the 'keeper.

51' Off the bar! Hazard brilliantly gets a cross off and Fabregas' shot cannons off the cross bar.

47' Close! Hazard, with a brilliant dummy, receives the ball from Fabregas and his low effort is saved well by Fabianski.

46' Swansea get us underway for the second half.

During halftime, Frank Lampard, the club's all time top scorer, was honored by Chelsea and the fans.

A fairly dominant first half from the hosts but Swansea took advantage of their only chance to make it honors even at the break.

HALF TIME: Chelsea 1-1 Swansea. Llorente's late header cancels out Fabregas' volley after 20 minutes.

45+1' GOAL! Swansea are level with their first real chance of the game. Sigurdsson's free kick is floated in and Llorente flicks a header past Courtois.

45' One minute added on to the first half.

45' Chelsea continue to move the ball with ease and Costa tries to pick out Moses at the back post but the offside flag is up.

44' Chance! Pedro almost produces a wonderful solo goal but the shot is blocked.

41' A positive move for Swansea as they work it around the edge of the box but Courtois collects Fer's through ball.

40' Fabregas, involved yet again, tries to find Pedro in behind the back line but it's headed behind for a corner, which amounts to nothing.

37' Fabregas' free kick is met by Cahill but the effort goes well wide.

36' Olsson brings down Moses on the edge of the area with a rash challenge. The fullback is booked and Chelsea will look to grab a second before halftime.

35' Kyle Naughton picks up the first booking of the game for pulling back Hazard.

34' Kante is whistled for a foul in the middle of the pitch. 

30' Another chance for Swansea to break but yet again, the Chelsea defence is on hand to win possession back quickly.

27' Close! Fabregas almost grabs a second but his volley his saved expertly by Fabianski.

24' David Luiz gives the ball away to Llorente, who looks to run at the Chelsea defence but Kante tracks back and wins possession in trademark fashion.

22' A shaky moment at the back for Swansea as Naughton puts Fabianski in a spot of bother, but the goalkeeper manages to avoid disaster.

20' The goal was coming for the home side, who have threatened since the opening moments of the match. A well deserved goal for Fabregas on his return to the side.

19' GOAL! Fabregas volleys home on his 300th Premier League appearance after excellent movement. 

18' The corner is touched on and creates some trouble in the six yard box but eventually cleared by Swansea.

17' Another cross from Moses on the right hand side is blocked for a corner.

16' Hazard is brought down by Leroy Fer in a promising position.

13' Chance! Almost a breakthrough for Chelsea as Diego Costa and Hazard both pass up a shooting chance, with the latter feeding Fabregas, but the Spaniard sees his shot blocked.

8' The corner is a good one from Sigurdsson but Fernandez can only get a small touch on the cross.

7' Wayne Routledge earns a corner for the visitors.

6' Swansea are enjoying their first spell of possession and they have a throw deep in the Chelsea half.

3' Some neat play around the box almost gives Pedro another chance but he fouls Martin Olsson.

1' Chance! The corner is a training ground routine and it finds it's way to Pedro, who blasts over the bar from the edge of the box.

1' Early corner for the Blues as Victor Moses' cross is blocked.

Kickoff! We are underway at Stamford Bridge!

Just over five minutes remaining until kickoff. We'll have up to the minute commentary for you here on VAVEL!

Diego Costa will lead the line for Chelsea yet again today. The striker has seven goals in his last four games against Swansea and will be looking to add to that tally today.

Half an hour to go until we're underway, make sure you're tuned in and ready for a good one at the Bridge.

Today's game marks a homecoming for the Swansea staff as manager Paul Clement and assistant Claude Makelele return to Stamford Bridge. Clement was a coach and assistant manager in his two stints at Chelsea while Makelele won five trophies in his five seasons with the club.

Cesc Fabregas returns to the starting lineup for Chelsea today, replacing Nemanja Matic in midfield. On the other hand, Leon Britton returns to the Swansea squad after injury and Wayne Routledge replaces Nathan Dyer in the starting lineup.

Swansea City Subs: Nordfelt, Rangel, Amar, Narsingh, Britton, Borja, Ayew.

Chelsea Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.

Swansea City Starting XI: Fabianski; Olsson, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton; Cork, Fer, Carroll; Sigurdsson, Llorente, Routledge.

Chelsea Starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Team news should be out any minute so stay tuned for the lineups and we'll have the build up to kickoff, which is scheduled for 3pm in London.

With a few teams out of action this weekend, including Manchester City, Chelsea can extend their lead at the top of the table while Swansea will be aiming to distance themselves further from the drop zone.

Chelsea have everyone available for today's meeting while their opponents will be without a handful of players. Nathan Dyer will miss the remainder of the year with an achilles injury while Ki Sung-yeung and Jefferson Montero are set to miss out.

We are just under two hours away from kickoff as the Premier League returns this week after having last weekend off. The stage is set at Stamford Bridge for two teams enjoying a good run of form, but are at different ends of the table.

With all that in mind, join us again before kick-off for some more team-updates, official line-ups and more build-up to the game at Stamford Bridge as we prepare for what should be an interesting clash. 

Predicted Swansea City line-up: (4-3-3) Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Fer, Cork, Carroll; Narsingh, Llorente, Sigurdsson.

Predicted Chelsea line-up: (3-4-3) Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, David Luiz; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Conte's men have scored 52 goals this campaign, third most in the league, while their opponents on Saturday haven't enjoyed such success. Swansea have conceded a league-high 54 goals but have scored 31 goals, the third most of the bottom ten sides.

Chelsea are currently top of the table with an eight point advantage over second place Manchester City but Antonio Conte assured that they would not play conservatively to secure the title. The Blues have the joint best defence in the league this season, allowing just 18 goals, but have also been deadly going forward.

The two sides met earlier this season, playing out to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa's brace cancelled out goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leroy Fer.

Swansea are in good form since hiring Paul Clement as their manager, winning three of their last four games. The recent run leaves Swansea four points clear of the relegation zone with 13 games remaining. 

Chelsea are coming off an FA Cup victory last weekend, beating Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to goals from Pedro and Diego Costa. Their last Premier League outing ending in disappointment as they managed just a point in a 1-1 draw with Burnley

Hello all and welcome to VAVEL UK's live commentary as Chelsea welcome Swansea City to west London. The league leaders Chelsea host a revitalised Swansea City side at Stamford Bridge, with the three points crucial to both team's hopes for the remainder of the campaign. 

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