Fernando Torres went from hero to zero in an enthralling encounter atStamford Bridge.
The Spanish striker, who came in for much stick following his horror miss last weekend, immediately made an amends with a fabulous strike to giveChelsea the lead. Torres appeared to be on fire this afternoon and some intricate footwork help lay on the second goal for Ramires.
Just as Chelsea looked to run riot with Torres leading the charge an uncharacteristic lunge at Mark Gower saw Mike Reed show him an instant red card. While the Spaniard pleaded his innocence, the replays showed it was an ugly challenge that could have caused some injury had full contact been made.
Swansea to be fair were a lot better than the scoreline suggested but for all their efforts and endeavours were unable to convert anything in the final third. Ramires got his second of the game midway through the second half and although Williams got a late reply for Brendan Rogers’ side, the returning Didier Drogba completed the rout in the final seconds of the game.
A good win for Andre Villas-Boas, although I am sure he will be the first to appreciate the spirited performance of Swansea City.