Despite only getting a point there is very little that Antonio Conte could have done tactically to extend his 100% record.
Conte’s Chelsea dominated Swansea at the Liberty Stadium and despite only leading by one goal at half-time looked like the only team on the pitch.
The team pushed forwards after the break but the failure to score a second cost Chelsea and it was poor decision making by Courtois that gifted Swansea a way back into the game via the penalty spot.
More defensive slackness and a foul put Swansea in dreamland just minutes later and we had to battle back just to get a point.
Why The Referee Cannot Be Blamed
The referee made a mistake for the second Swansea goal, there is no doubt about that Gary Cahill was fouled. However, that close to his own goal with his back to the defender Cahill should not have been given the ball.
A sharper defence would have anticipated the oncoming danger, although it should not have been a goal Chelsea created their own problems. We should have put the game beyond doubt before the made 3 minutes that changed the game and kept calmer heads.
Swansea supporters should be thanking us for the gift of a point they barely deserved.
Last season Chelsea would have lost that game but were able to find a equaliser. Dropping points like that is not the way that potential top 4 teams go about their business. Yet after creeping past Watford and Crystal Palace this was bound to catch up with us at some point.
In order to move forward, there will need to be a continued focus on improving our defensive mindset and removing the risks that cost us points in Wales.
There were plenty of positives to take from the game and hopefully we will play Liverpool on Friday taking the vibes from the performance and not the result back to Stamford Bridge.