Player Ratings: Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea


These are Fresh Football’s player ratings for Swansea City’s home Premier League game against Chelsea:

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Łukasz Fabiański – 7

Very good at claiming low crosses and safeguarding the goal as best as he could.

Kyle Naughton – 5.5

Struggled to thwart Eden Hazard in the first half, but his performance gradually improved.

Federico Fernández – 5

Arguably culpable in Chelsea’s first goal, as his headed clearance found itself to Oscar.

Jordi Amat – 5

Often embroiled in physical disputes with Diego Costa, Jordi Amat was fairly fortunate not to be red carded throughout the game.

Stephen Kingsley – 5.5

Shifted from centre back to left back and did okay with the little support he had on that particular flank.

Neil Taylor – 4.5

The Wales international was taken off shortly before half-time, with his team generally on the back foot in his presence.

Jack Cork – 5

Left a few gaps behind him by being sucked into pressure, which could have been costly with the right decision-making.

Ki Sung-yueng – 5

In combination with Cork, struggled to get ahold of the midfield and protect the back five/four.

Leroy Fer – 6

The Dutchman was a bit of a let down in the first half, but grew as the game went on, scoring Swansea’s crucial second goal.

Gylfi Sigurðsson – 5.5

Struggled to get on the ball, but the former Spurs man was on hand to fire the Swans level with a penalty in the second half.

Fernando Llorente – 5

Left isolated up top for the best part of the game.


Modou Barrow – 7

Swansea owe much of their change in fortunes to Modou Barrow, who worked the channels brilliantly and played the pass that saw Gylfi Sigurðsson win a penalty for the South Wales side.

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Thibaut Courtois – 5

A shaky performance from the Belgian. His distribution was often nervy-looking and inviting, whereas his misjudgement of Barrow’s pass to Gylfi Sigurðsson in the first half gifted Swansea a comeback.

Branislav Ivanović – 6.5

The Serbian offered quality in his support to Willian on the right flank in the first half, but Barrow’s introduction soon exposed the gaps left at the back.

Gary Cahill – 6

Won his fair share of duels versus Llorente throughout the game, but there’s a case to be made for the ex-Bolton defender being at fault for Leroy Fer’s goal, as he went down easily in surrendering possession.

John Terry – 7

A strong, solid performance from John Terry right throughout the game.

César Azpilicueta – 6

Quiet stuff from Azpilicueta, as most of the action came down Ivanović’s flank.

N’Golo Kanté – 6.5

The Frenchman was super effective at recovering possession, but his grip on proceedings began to wear off as the game progressed.

Nemanja Matić – 7

A performance reminiscent of the good times for Matić, especially going forwards.

Willian – 6

The winger was typically quick and direct, but his execution in dangerous areas was lacking.

Oscar – 6.5

A decent performance from the Brazilian, whose most notable contribution was an assist for Diego Costa’s first goal.

Eden Hazard – 7.5

A menace to both Kyle Naughton and right-sided centre back Federico Fernández. The Belgian looked the likeliest to turn the screw completely in Chelsea’s search for a winner late on.

Diego Costa – 8

Two goals in an action-packed afternoon for Diego Costa sees Chelsea earn a vital point for their second-half troubles.


Cesc Fàbregas – 6

Didn’t have too much time to leave a lasting impression on the game, but Fàbregas did offer a threat with one or two defence-splitting passes.

Victor Moses – 5

Like Fàbregas, Moses didn’t have time on his side with regards to making an impact and, well, he didn’t.