Chelsea, Swansea Section Points in Draw
- Author: Angelo Rivera Sep 14, 2016,
Sep 14, 2016, 1:58
Cape Town - Chelsea will wait to discover the extent of the ankle injury sustained by John Terry in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Sunday.
Former England boss Fabio Capello believes Chelsea can win the Premier League title this season thanks to new boss Antonio Conte. "Tomorrow we will see the situation about his ankle, but he is a warrior".
After a fairly tight opening at the Liberty Stadium, Chelsea soon found themselves in front, with Oscar teeing up Costa on the edge of the box and the striker then firing first time past Lukasz Fabianski into the bottom corner to net his third goal of the campaign.
In a post-match interview, Cahill was forthright and clear in his belief that he was fouled, admitting the he had spoken with referee Andre Marinner after the final whistle to demand an explanation.
Speaking after the game with the BBC, a discontented Conte lamented the loss of two points and also pointed out the referee's mistake in Swansea's second goal.
We have to travel down to Stamford Bridge, which will be our fifth away game in six all in all this term, against Antonio Conte's impressive outfit.
"It's very hard to talk about the game and the final result because I think Chelsea deserved to win", said Conte. We've scored goals. We scored them again today, but also conceded them.
"I thought he [Cahill] spoke really brilliantly, basically it was a foul.it was an assault".
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin felt the match-up had been a fair contest, and refused to be critical of Costa staying down after several tussles with his centre-halves.
SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Gary Cahill and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea and Fernando Llorente of Swansea City watch the ball during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. "It was the first time I faced him and he is a very strong striker", he said.
"I apologised in the dressing room", said Guidolin.
"If I'd waited until the break, it might have been better for him. He works very hard for the team, he makes a lot of movement and he is a big part of our team", the full-back told Chelsea's official website. I am sorry for Neil Taylor.