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Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea

By Owen RawlingsBBC Wales Sport
Oscar
Brazilian playmaker Oscar had plenty of joy at the Liberty Stadium, scoring two first-half goals
  • Oscar and Costa both score twice in first half
  • Schurrle adds fifth in second half
  • Chelsea open five-point gap at top
  • Swansea's heaviest defeat of the season

Chelsea extended their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League to five points after hammering an abject Swansea City.

The visitors led after just 50 seconds thanks to Oscar's 18-yard strike, before Diego Costa scored twice in 15 first-half minutes.

Oscar completed his brace moments later and Andre Schurrle finished the rout in the second half.

Swansea, who stay in ninth place, are now winless in four league games.

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The result was manager Garry Monk's worst since taking over in February 2014 as the Welsh side capitulated to their heaviest home defeat since being promoted to the Premier League in 2011.

It was also the Swans first game since top scorer Wilfried Bony left for Manchester City.

And worryingly for them, their new Portuguese forward Nelson Oliveira proved almost anonymous on his first start in the Premier League since joining on loan from Benfica.

Chelsea now have 52 points from 22 games - although they will see their lead cut to two points on Sunday if Manchester City beat visitors Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho has endured a difficult week as he contests a Football Association charge for misconduct, but the Blues boss had no problems in Swansea and afterwards described his side's performance as the "perfect game".

His team quickly opened the scoring with midfielder Oscar pouncing on a wayward pass by Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson to fire a 20-yard shot past Lukasz Fabianski.

Sigurdsson nearly made amends straight away when his rasping shot from the edge of the area struck Petr Cech's right-hand post.

But the visitors were full of confidence and took a stranglehold in midfield, as Oscar, Costa and Willian found plenty of space behind Swansea's midfield.

Costa, who scored a hat-trick in September's reverse fixture, rounded off a wonderful team move after 20 minutes, collecting Cesc Fabregas's cute pass to fire past Fabianski from inside the penalty area.

Things soon got worse for Monk's side as defender Federico Fernandez gifted Costa his second on the half-hour mark.

The Argentine's attempted back-pass to Fabianski was picked off by the Spanish striker, who calmly slotted the ball past the Polish goalkeeper.

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Brazilian playmaker Oscar completed his brace a minute later when he found space in the Swansea box to shoot into the top corner.

Oscar, 23, came agonisingly close to completing his hat-trick in the second half, but his shot flew narrowly wide of the right-hand post after Hazard had dispossessed Marvin Emnes.

But Chelsea capped their afternoon with a fine team goal when substitute Schurrle tapped home from Branislav Ivanovic's cut-back.

Swansea, who did not have a shot on target in the whole game, are now without a league win since the Boxing Day victory against Aston Villa.

Oscar
Brazilian Oscar took advantage of an error from Gylfi Sigurdsson to score Chelsea's opener
Diego Costa
Costa has now scored five times against Swansea this season
Willian
Willian hit the woodwork twice for Chelsea
Swansea
Chelsea are unbeaten in all eight Premier League meetings with Swansea

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Fabianski
  • 19Tiendalli
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 23G Sigurdsson
  • 14Carroll
  • 12DyerSubstituted forBarrowat 75'minutes
  • 17OliveiraSubstituted forFultonat 66'minutes
  • 15RoutledgeSubstituted forEmnesat 32'minutes
  • 18Gomis

Substitutes

  • 2Amat
  • 11Emnes
  • 22Rangel
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 56Fulton
  • 58Barrow

Chelsea

  • 1Cech
  • 2Ivanovic
  • 24Cahill
  • 26Terry
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 4FàbregasSubstituted forSantos do Nascimentoat 74'minutes
  • 21Matic
  • 22WillianSubstituted forSchürrleat 76'minutes
  • 8Oscar
  • 10E Hazard
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forRemyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Zouma
  • 7Santos do Nascimento
  • 12Mikel
  • 13Courtois
  • 14Schürrle
  • 17Salah
  • 18Remy
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
20,785

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamChelsea
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away21
Shots on Target
Home0
Away11
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 0, Chelsea 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 0, Chelsea 5.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Terry (Chelsea).

  5. Post update

    Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by André Schürrle with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oscar.

  8. Post update

    Filipe Luis (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Chelsea. Petr Cech tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 0, Chelsea 5. André Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces Willian.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neil Taylor (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Luis (Chelsea).

  17. Post update

    Modou Barrow (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Modou Barrow replaces Nathan Dyer.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chelsea. Loïc Remy replaces Diego Costa.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chelsea. Ramires replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea22164251193252
2Man City21145245202547
3Southampton22133637162142
4Man Utd22117436211540
5Tottenham2211473230237
6Arsenal21106537251236
7Liverpool2210573127435
8West Ham219663225733
9Swansea228682630-430
10Stoke228592327-429
11Newcastle227692635-927
12Crystal Palace225892533-823
13Everton215793034-422
14Aston Villa2257101125-1422
15West Brom2156102029-921
16Sunderland2231181933-1420
17Burnley2248102136-1520
18Hull2147102027-719
19QPR2254132339-1619
20Leicester2245132034-1417
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