FT: Chelsea 2 Swansea 0

FULL TIME. Chelsea coast to victory over the lacklustre Swans, who seem to have one eye on their holidays! It is a vital three points for the Blues as they bid to get back into the Champions League next term. Cheers for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+3)
Chelsea break upfield and Mata tries a shot from the edge of the edge of the six yard box on the right but it is just wide of the far post.

90 (+3)
Taylor crosses from the left to Rangel to the right side of the box. He shoots from ten yards but Cech saves at his near post.

90 (+2)
Ba tries to run onto a long ball but Williams tracks across to clear.

90 (+1)
Luiz floats a cross from 25 yards on the right into the box but Vorm comes off his line to gather.

90
Three minutes of added time is announced.

89
Dyer latches onto a pass by Rangel into the right side of the box and he shoots from ten yards but his low effort lacks power and is straight at Cech to save.

87
Mata takes the free-kick to Lampard on the edge of the box who volleys at goal but Williams blocks and Swansea clear.

86
Mata takes the free-kick short before launching the ball towards Cahill at the far post and Taylor puts it out for a corner on the right. He thought he should have had a free-kick so is livid.

85
Oscar is fouled by Chico for a free-kick 30 yards out on the left.

84
Ba is okay to continue.

83
Ba latches onto a long throughball but puts his shot from 16 yards in the centre straight at Vorm who saves. Ba is down needing treatment.

82
Swansea take the corner but Cahill clears the box.

81
Taylor is on for Davies for Swansea for his first appearance after a long absence.

81
Shechter runs into the right side of the box and wins a corner on the right off Terry.

80
Lampard almost gets in on goal from a pass by Mata but Vorm is quickly off his line to gather.

78
Mata is given off-side trying to run onto a throughball to the left corner.

77
Mata's pass to Oscar on the edge of the box is intercepted by Rangel who clears.

75
Chico clears a cross from Terry from the right.

73
Chelsea take the free-kick and feed the ball to Mata to the right side of the box but his low shot flashes just wide of the far post.

72
Williams gets rolled by Ba near the halfway line and the ref blows for a foul. He is lucky not to get a second booking and be sent-off.

PLMN says: "How can Chelsea ever consider letting Lampard go, that man has accomplished more for Chelsea in his time than most of the recent managers. If the club had any sense they would keep him for as long as he can play and then make him part of their management and coaching staff. Lampard is everything that Chelsea was when they were great."

70
Mata takes the free-kick 35 yards out on the right but Chico clears the box.

70
Davies catches Oscar with a late challenge and gets booked.

69
Shechter is on for Britton for Swansea.

68
Lampard tries to release Ba into the box but it just runs through for Vorm to gather.

66
Dyer is on for Routledge.

66
Chelsea take the corner but it runs out for a Swansea throw in on the far side.

66
Mata takes a throw in near the halfway line towards Ba in the box. No one is tracking him and he turns and shoots from 16 yards but Chico just gets across to put it out for a corner.

65
Chelsea take the corner but Swansea partially clear before Mata crosses from the right into the box but Terry cannot get a shot away on the ground at the back post and Vorm gathers.

64
Mata gets to the right byline before crossing to Lampard in the centre but Chico just manages to put it out for a corner on the right.

62
Michu releases Hernandez into the left side of the box but his shot from 12 yards lacks power and Terry clears.

60
De Guzman intercepts a Lampard pass and he runs towards the box but he loses the ball under pressure from Cahill and Chelsea clear.

58
Hazard makes a great run down the left before passing to Ba to the right side of the box. He shoots at goal from 15 yards but Vorm does really well to get down low to his right to push the ball away.

Kyle says: "4-1 to the blues with mata and lampard getting on the scoresheet. abramovich we need lampard next season!!" Josh from leeds says: "2-2 with michu doing what he does best, after chelsea's poor display in the second half against liverpool i can't see them doing any better here." I reckon the Blues will coast this, Swansea look off the boil.

57
Swans take the corner but Cahill clears the box.

56
Swansea take the free-kick and feed the ball to Ki on the egde of the box who feeds it to Routledge on the right but his shot is put out for a corner on the right by Cole.

55
Azpilicueta is booked for a late challenge on Davies near the halfway line.

54
Routledge gets around Terry to the right side of the box but Cahill tracks over and tackles and clears.

53
Ba out-muscles Williams before shooting from 15 yards on the right but it is straight at Vorm who saves at his near post.

Margaret Mason from Wales says: "Chelsea to win 4-1 with Frank equalling Bobby Tambling's record." He's just one away now Margaret!!

52
Swansea press again but Cole intercepts De Guzman's pass in the box and clears.

51
Hernandez breaks into the right side of the box and tries to cross but the ball hits Cole and rebounds off Hernandez for a goal kick.

50
Chelsea come again and Lampard lets fly with an effort from 25 yards in the centre but it hits Williams in the box and the Swans clear. Williams certainly felt that!!

49
Chelsea break forward and Lamaprd tries to pass to Mata in the right side of the box but it goes out for a goal kick.

48
Michu gets around the back of Terry before crossing from the left side of the box to Hernandez on the edge of the box in the centre but he cannot get his shot off and Chelsea clear.

48
Mata's cross from the left is cleared by Williams in the box.

47
Chelsea are the first to press but Mata's cross from the left byline is plucked out of the air by Vorm.

46
Swansea re-start the game.

Alan S says: "Good half and a deserved lead, Lampard way pass legend status lets put it to bed now and get a few more, goal difference could be crucial, had it not been for that poor display of refereeing last week against Liverpool that Champions league spot would almost have been ours now. "

Ben says: "Champions League qualification is a must for us, so a win coupled with a United win could prove the difference. Come on you Blues! 4-0 is my prediction."

Josh Parsons, Tunbridge Wells says: "Im a huge chelsea fan and i thing it will end up 5-0 with mata,hazard and lampard getting the rest of the goals."

Any predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my half time brew!!

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 1/66 for a Chelsea win, 25/1 for the draw and 100/1 for a Swansea victory. Lampard is 7/1 to score the next goal.

HALF TIME. Chelsea go in two goals to the good after a slow first half exploded at the end, with Lampard lifting the Blues since he came on. Stay with us for the second period.

45 (+4)
Swansea press but Ki slips with the ball 25 yards out and the ref blows for half-time.

45 (+2)
PEN GOAL - LAMPARD!!! Lampard scores from the spot, shooting to his left powerfully to beat Vorm for his 201st goal for the club on his 800th appearance. He's proved the difference since he came on!!

45 (+1)
Mata wins a penalty after Britton brings him down. Britton gets booked for booting the ball into the crowd. The goal came after Mata's initial corner and been partially cleared.

Four minutes of added time are announced.

45
Oscar crosses from ten yards on the right but Williams puts it out for a throw in 20 yards out. Chelsea take and Oscar crosses into the box and Williams has to put the ball out for a corner on the right.

43
GOAL - OSCAR!!!! Terry intercepts a pass out on defence and he finds Lampard who in turn finds Oscar who takes a touch and shoots low past Vorm into the left corner!!

43
Both players are up on their feet and are able to continue.

42
Britton and Luiz are down needing treatment on the pitch after a clash of headers going for a header.

41
Hazard takes the corner and Cahill heads at goal from close range but it is well over.

40
Lampard dis-possesses DeGuzman on the halfway line and runs to 25 yards out before shooting low but Vorm saves well to his right to push the ball out for a corner on the left.

39
Ba tries to get onto a throghball into the right side of the box but is given offside.

38
Oscar takes the free-kick 17 yards out to the right of the box square towards the unmarked Luiz in the centre but his low header is wide of Vorm's left post.

37
Oscar wins a free-kick to the right of the box after being fouled by Williams, who gets booked for the foul.

37
Swansea break forward and Michu plays a one-two with Hernandez before shooting well wide with a low shot from the left side of the box.

36
Luiz crosses from the left to Ba on the edge of the box in the centre. He controls the ball and tees up Lamaprd who shoots over from 25 yards in the centre with his left foot.

35
Luiz tries an effort from 25 yards out on the right but Britton blocks and clears.

34
Chelsea press forward and Lampard finds Ba in the box but Chico tackles and clears.

33
Swansea come again and Routledge crosses from 25 yards out on the right but Michu can not get onto the ball on the far side and it goes out for a goal kick.

33
Hernandez tries to play a one-two with Michu into the box but Cech is quickly off his line to gather.

32
Swansea take the throw in but Lampard intercepts and tries to release Hazard in in the left side of the box but Rangel clears.

31
Lampard releases Oscar into the right corner but Oscar cannot control the ball and it rolls out for a Swansea throw in ten yards out.

31
Hernandez releases Davies into the left corner who crosses into the box from the byline but Cahill clears.

30
Chelsea press again and Hazard wins a corner on the right off Williams. They take but Chico clears the box.

29
Chelsea come again and Chico does well to dis-possess Hazard in the box.

28
Oscar shoots at goal from 12 yards following a scramble in the Swansea box but it hits Chico who clears.

27
Oscar latches onto a loose pass and plays a one-two with Mata into the box but Vorm is quickly off his line to gather at the feet of Oscar as he tries to shoot.

26
Hernandez shoots just wide of Cech's right post with a low effort from the edge of the box after good build-up play by the Swans.

25
Ramires goes off to applause, replaced by Lampard.

23
Ramires comes back on the pitch but clearly cannot continue. Lampard is going to replace him.

22
Routledge takes the free-kick but it is too close to Cech who easily catches.

21
Swansea take the corner but Luiz heads away in the box. Routledge crosses back into the box from the left but Cole heads away near the line under pressure from Michu before Swansea win a free-kick 25 yards out on the left for a foul.

20
Rangel crosses from the right byline but Chelsea clear for a corner. Ramires goes down injured trying to clear the ball and gets treatment on the pitch before hobbling off.

19
Chelsea push forward and Mata tries to cross to Cole to the left side of the box but the Swansea defence clear before Hazrd fouls for a free-kick to the visitors midway in their own half on the right.

18
Rangel releases Hernandez into the right corner who crosses into the box but Cahill partially clears before De Guzman fouls for a Chelsea free-kick midway in their own half.

16
Ba dis-possesses Britton 25 yards out before tries an effort from but Vorm saves well to his left.

15
Oscar plays a one-two with Hazard on the edge of the box to the left of goal but Oscar can not control the ball with his next touch and it rolls through to Vorm to gather.

14
Swansea break forward and Rangel crosses from 22 yards on the right into the box but De Guzman can not get his head over it 12 yards out and his header loops up and Cech easily gathers.

13
Mata takes the free-kick but it hits the wall. Ramires hits the loose ball at goal from 22 yards in the centre but it lacks power and Vorm easily gathers.

12
Britton can not control a pass and loses the ball to Ba before fouling the striker for a Chelsea free-kick 25 yards out to the right of goal.

11
Swansea break forward and De Guzman wins a free-kick 35 yards out on the left touchline. He takes and it is Swansea's turn to keep possession without threatening.

11
Chelsea continue to dominate possession but Luiz's throughball is wayward and stright to Vorm to clear.

10
The Blues keep good possession before Ramiers tries to release Mata into the box with a long ball over the top but Vorm is quickly off his line to gather.

9
Chelsea take the throw in but are forced to play the ball all the way back to Cech.

8
Chelsea come again and Mata attempts to release Oscar into the right side of the box but Williams puts it out for a Chelsea throw in ten yards out on the right.

7
Chelsea take the free-kick quickly and press forward before Hazard shoots from 30 yards out on the left but his low shot is easily saved by Vorm.

6
Swansea press again but De Guzman's pass to the left side of the box is intercepted by Ramires who is then fouled by De Guzman for a free-kick near the edge of the box.

5
Swansea win a throw in 22 yards out on the right. Rangel takes but Cole intercepts and Chelsea win the ball.

4
Swansea press but Hernandez is tackled by Luiz 30 yards out on the right.

3
Swansea take the throw in but lose the ball and Davies has to shepherd it out for a goal kick under pressure from Azpilicueta.

2
Chelsea keep good possession before Luiz mis-kicks for a Swansea throw in near the halfway line on the left.

1
Terry launches a long ball forward for Mata to chase into the right corner but it runs out harmlessly for a goal kick.

1
Chelsea get the game underway.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Tim has been in touch to say: "Chelsea are strong favourites at 4/11 to boost their top-four hopes with a win, while Swansea are relatively friendless at 8/1 to record another win against the Blues. Demba Ba is the 100/30 favourite to open the scoring while Michu, who did so in their Capital One Cup victory at Stamford Bridge, is price boosted to 9/1." Cheers for the info Tim, let's hope for a good game with plenty of goals!!

Referee - Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear).

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Ki, Britton, Routledge, de Guzman, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Dyer, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli.

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Lampard, Torres, Mikel, Benayoun, Bertrand.

Rafa Bentiez makes four changes to the side which beat Basle 2-1 in midweek - Cahill, Oscar, Mata and Ba come in. Torres, Ivanovic and Lampard drop to the bench, with Moses out of the squad completely. Swansea show two changes, with Wayne Routledge and Ki Sung-yeung starting.

Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Swansea aiming to maintain their push for an UEFA Champions League spot. What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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