'I was really upset' - Fabregas struggled with lack of playing time
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 17:02
Harry Kane hit a first-half hat-trick as Tottenham stormed up to second in the Premier League with a 4-0 home demolition of Stoke on Sunday. But even though there were no marquee matchups on Saturday, we did get some stunning goals.
Chelsea are expected to recall a number of players with the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Marcos Alonso, N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic all set to come back in to the side after being rested for the FA Cup win at Wolves last weekend.
With 12 games to go of the Premier League season, and Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table, Conte's description of his players as "champions" looks increasingly accurate.
Fernando Llorente had levelled on the stroke of half-time after Cesc Fabregas had put Chelsea ahead.
Fabregas marked the 300th Premier League game of his career on Saturday with a goal and man-of-the-match performance in the 3-1 win over Swansea.
The Blues continued to dominate the possession and Pedro's left-footed effort from long-range gave Chelsea the needed 2-1 lead, which was later turned into a 3-1 lead by Diego Costa.
Fabregas was the Blues' best player in the first half, dictating the tempo in midfield and opening the scoring in the 19th minute, poking the ball in after expertly controlling a Pedro cutback.
But the Chelsea machine would not be stopped.
People can get the final score of this Chelsea vs Swansea City from the Offical twitters of the teams and Premier League. The shot curled around Lukasz Fabianski, beating him at the far post.
Chelsea started strongly, as Hazard dummied the ball which he received back from Fabregas, his shot was well saved by Fabianski though.
Everton is on quite the EPL run at the moment.
A mistake from Artur Boruc led to West Brom's second goal, which Gareth McAuley stabbed home from close range in the 22nd minute after the Bournemouth keeper failed to deal with a corner. Tom Davies does well to find Seamus Coleman alone on the right flank.
Low and behold, what happens once the free-kick goes into the box? I still want this game. (Oddly, City were also the league's top scorers that season).
The victor was scored by Patrick Van Aanholt, the first of his CPFC career. Style over substance or substance over style?
"In that period, I tried to study and see the work of other coaches and managers to study new ideas."