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Summary

  1. Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
  2. Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Gomis.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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Until next time

Chelsea 2-2 Swansea

Right so that's me done. A great start to the season in terms of entertainment at Stamford Bridge. Not sure Jose Mourinho always likes it like that, though. 

See you soon. 

Next weekend

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Next up for Chelsea is Manchester City, a week on Sunday. We haven't seen City perform yet but you might expect that Chelsea will need to improve on today's showing.  

Match of the Day running order

So the thrilling draw at Stamford Bridge lands it second in the Match of the Day running order. You can watch highlights of all today's games on BBC One at 22:20 BST. Watch out for Swansea's Jefferson Montero. 

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I saw it in real time. It was a difficult one to make out. I think it was a bit harsh but it was a decision the referee had to make.

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on sending off

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It is a goalscoring opportunity. The letter of the law is that it is a red card and we got what we deserved today

Swansea boss Garry Monk on the red card

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I thought our performance warranted at least that point. We went for it and showed our attacking prowess.

Swansea boss Garry Monk

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With you on that one Warind. Don't think too much can be read into the result and Chelsea did come away with a point. Jose Mourinho has just alluded to his players not being in top condition. That's not a situation which will last for long. 

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I'm not a Chelsea fan, but I think ppl are looking too much into the first game. Everyone's rusty. They will pick up form. #bbcfootball

A lot of big opinions already about whether #cfc are 'champions quality' or not. It's game week 1.. Get a grip. #bbcfootball

All other teams in the league could have lost this match. That's why @ChelseaFC remains the team to beat this season. #CHESWA #bbcfootball

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I don't want to talk about it.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinhoon the red card incident

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They didn't have chances against 11. The team was playing very, very well in the first half. In the second, in one minute, it was a penalty, red card and the goal - 2-2. If you have 10 men and are winning you can defend well and try to find a strategy but to play with 10 men and try to win the game is more difficult. I would say we were the best team with 11 players and with 10 we fought hard, some fighting at the limit of their condition.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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For sure it's an opportunity on goal, so for me it's a red card

Swansea manager Garry Monkon Thibaut Courtois' red card

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As much as I would love to say Chelsea look poor I can't, we are watching a gr8 swans team here, and this coming from a gooner #bbcfootball

Well tactically fought by Swansea, made Chelsea looked panicked at times, my respect goes out to the manager and the players #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball This Chelsea side seem to believe what JM says and are not actually up for a fight on the pitch. Not champion quality this year

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"It wasn't that nice being a defender, I would have liked it to be tighter but a point at Stamford Bridge is always welcome. When you come back from one goal down here, it's a big thing. If we did that at the home of the champions, you know we've put in a shift."

Swansea skipper Ashley Williamson Sky Sports:

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#bbcfootball This Chelsea side seem to believe what JM says and are not actually up for a fight on the pitch. Not champion quality this year

#bbcfootball Last year CFC would have finished 3rd (just 4pts ahead of Utd) if season began in gameweek 12. Can see them struggling this ssn

If there's a debate about inside the box or not, surely that invalidates the clear goal scoring opp debate ergo ref was wrong #bbcfootball

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The merits of those long-haul pre-season tours might be called into question after that performance from Chelsea. However, they aren't the biggest travellers this summer. Both Manchester City and Liverpool have chalked up over 20,000 miles each so it will be interesting to see how they do against West Brom and Stoke respectively. 

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So Swansea were the only team to score twice at Stamford Bridge last season and they've done it again today. Great game to kick off the season, although Chelsea might not think so. Still a few cobwebs, clearly. 

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John Terry leaves the field
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As the players leave the field, John Terry is asking a few questions of referee Michael Oliver. Perhaps about the merit of the penalty given away by Thibaut Courtois, who was sent off for his actions? 

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No time to take it. All over. Fine game. 

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Free-kick swung in by Nemanja Matic but easily headed away. Swansea on the attack now and win a free-kick on the near side near the half-way line.

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Nope. Chelsea head clear as Eden Hazard streams forward and draws a foul from Ashley Williams. A few signs that the Belgian is starting to find his stride. 

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Corner to Swansea. Near post number again? 

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Four minutes of stoppage time as John Terry appeals a free-kick awarded to Swansea. Getting a bit frantic now. If Jefferson Montero was still on, I reckon Swansea would be ahead here. Still time. 

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Diego Costa wants a foul after being clipped near the box by Ashley Williams but referee Michael Oliver is not interested. Diego takes it really calmly as usual! 

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Swansea substitute Eder is a big old lad but keeps giving away free-kicks since coming on. Andre Ayew is giving Cesar Azpilicueta some lip after the Spaniard hangs onto the ball for too long but they are friends again soon afterwards. 

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Sweet turn and break by Eden Hazard, who feeds Radamel Falcao but the Chelsea striker drags his shot a touch and Lukasz Fabianski saves low to his right. 

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Five minutes to go plus stoppages. The game is starting to open up as the crowd hope for something special. Swansea won't have many better chances to beat the champions. 

'Being at Chelsea might help Falcao'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder, BBC Sport

In the couple of games Radamel Falcao has played, he hasn’t really looked like scoring. When you watch Falcao up close his movement is exceptional. I feel last season he was in a struggling Manchester United side. At Chelsea he has a few more South American players around him, he's in London, feeling a bit more loved, it might help him."

Radamel Falcao
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Radamel Falcao comes on off the bench
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Eder already proving a handful for John Terry. Willian makes way for Radamel Falcao, who rekindles his striking days at Atletico Madrid where he partnered Diego Costa up front. 

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Radamel Falcao is readying himself for his competitive Chelsea debut. Ten minutes or so to make a name for himself at Stamford Bridge?

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Swansea's Andre Ayew has already played his part today as he seeks to add to his opening goal for the visitors but his shot is straight at Asmir Begovic. 

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Swansea goalscorer Bafetimbi Gomis is replaced by debutant striker Eder. The 27-year-old arrived from Portuguese side Braga last month. 

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It's an absolute honour to watch this Swansea team, would love to see Monk managing England #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Chelsea draw today,City win on Monday,beat Chelsea without Courtois next week,could be 5pts ahead of Chelsea,just saying!!

Begovic not looking like such a bad signing now #bbcfootball #CHESWA

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Nemanja Matic
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Chelsea keeping the ball now, they'll be more than happy with a point from this position. Three would be a great achievement. 

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Cesc Fabregas is off and replace by Kurt Zouma to add bite to the midfield.

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Eden Hazard reacts
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As soon as I type that last entry, Chelsea are away and Eden Hazard takes on left-back Neil Taylor before drawing a near-post save from Lukasz Fabianski. 

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Diego Costa reacts
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Chelsea will be doing well to hold onto this. That's not a sentence many would have predicted at the start of the game today. 

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Swansea's Wayne Routledge is straight into it as he is played in by Jonjo Shelvey. He cuts inside from the left but his shot is well saved by Asmir Begovic. 

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Can I remind you of an earlier post discussing the merits of long-haul pre-season tours? See 17:11. Jefferson Montero is on the floor with an injury and he's off which will be a huge relief to Chelsea. He's been the best player on the field. Wayne Routledge is on. 

DISALLOWED GOAL

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Bafetimbi Gomis has the ball in the back of the net after a lovely passing move in the build-up to Neil Taylor's cross. Alas, the Swansea striker is offside. 

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Chelsea move forward, we haven't said that much this half, and win a free-kick which Branislav Ivanovic heads over. Some breathing space for the hosts, but Jefferson Montero is on the ball again....