Chelsea 1-0 Swansea Stats and Highlights
Chelsea put on a dominant display to beat Swansea but will rue several missed chances in a fifth win from seven league games.
Eden Hazard cut in from the left and drove in a shot to put the Blues ahead.
Swansea had a rare chance when Alvaro Vazquez had a shot tipped over and it was only Chelsea’s wastefulness which kept them in the game.
Samuel Eto’o was twice in on goal but denied by smart saves from Swansea keeper Gerhard Tremmel.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Thursday, 26 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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Swansea’s only league victory at Stamford Bridge came in their first-ever meeting back in November 1925.
Swansea have won just two of the last 13 meetings in all competitions (W2, D5, L6).
There have been three red cards for Chelsea players in the last six meetings with Swansea in all competitions.
The 0-0 draw with Arsenal was only Chelsea’s second clean sheet in their last 12 league games.
They have recovered a league-high 11 points from losing positions this season.
Chelsea took part in the highest scoring Premier League game on Boxing Day when they drew 4-4 with Aston Villa in 2007.
Frank Lampard has played an unrivalled 15 Premier League games on 26 December.
They are three points worse off than at the same stage of last season.
Swansea have only won two of their last nine league matches.
They have benefited from five own goals this season. Apart from when Manchester United had 10 in 2009-10, no team has had more than six in one season.