These are Fresh Football’s player ratings for Swansea City’s home Premier League game against Chelsea:
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.
Àngel Rangel – N/A
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.