Chelsea 3 – Swansea 1
After dropping two points against Burnley last time out, Chelsea were back to winning ways on Saturday in the Premier League when they beat Swansea 3-1.
Fernando Llorente cancelled out Cesc Fabregas’s opener in a busy first half, while after the break goals from Pedro and Diego Costa wrapped up the three points for the champions elect.
The result could have been very different had Swansea been awarded a clear second half penalty.
The win lifted Chelsea to 63 points from 26 games. That’s an eleven point lead over Man City in second.
Chelsea’s incredible stats after the Swansea game
After the Swansea game, Chelsea won their tenth consecutive Premier League home matches for the first time since 2014-15.
Chelsea also scored the opening goal in an EPL match for 20th time this season, a league high, and equal to their total last season.
As for Chelsea’s top scorer, Diego Costa, he has now scored in 42 goals in 78 Premier League games. That’s a scoring rate of 54%, which is a higher proportion than any other player to play 20+ games in the competition.
Finally, no manager has had more wins after their first 26 Premier League games than Antonio Conte, who now has 20 victories under his belt.