Guidolin hails Swansea draw against ‘strong’ Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 11th September 2016 6:36

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin was pleased with his team’s performance in their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Diego Costa’s second goal of the game rescued a point in the 81st-minute for the Blues after a series of defensive lapses had gifted the Swans a lead.

Despite dropping two points near the end of the game, Guidolin appreciated a point against a Chelsea side that are being tipped to contest the Premier League title.

“It is a good result against a very strong Chelsea team. For us it was difficult after the first [Chelsea] goal because before then we played good football,” Guidolin told Sky Sports.

Neil Taylor was left fuming after being substituted on 43 minutes to allow for a change of shape, and Guidolin apologised to the Swansea defender.

“I chose to change something and I am sorry with Neil Taylor. He is a good guy. He understood – there’s no problem between us. In the dressing room we spoke together – no problem,” Guidolin added.

“At that moment my team needed a reaction and I had to change something.”

Leroy Fer scored Swansea’s second of the game after Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a penalty only three minutes earlier and the Dutchman was over the moon with a point.

“We came back strongly with two good goals, it’s a good point for us. Chelsea were better in the first half. It’s a massive point and we have to get confidence from this game.” Fer told Sky Sports.

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