Chelsea v Swansea City … Highlights [Video]

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Chelsea had Thibaut Courtois sent off as they started their Premier League title defence with a draw against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Oscar’s free-kick put the Blues ahead before Andre Ayew stabbed a close-range equaliser after keeper Courtois had kept out Bafetimbi Gomis’s header.
Federico Fernandez put Willian’s cross past his own keeper before Courtois was sent off after bringing down Gomis.
New signing Asmir Begovic came on but failed to stop Gomis’s spot-kick.
Relive Chelsea’s frustrating start to their title defence
Swansea played with an extra man for more than half an hour but could not make the most of the advantage.
The dangerous Gomis had the ball in the net but was ruled offside while Jefferson Montero, who was excellent throughout, forced a fine save from Begovic.
Same old Chelsea struggle to sparkle

Much has been made of Chelsea’s failure to attract a box-office name from outside the Premier League this summer.
Even Jose Mourinho, who signed a new four-year contract on Friday, has warned of the danger of standing still yet neither of his two main close-season buys started the game.



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