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Premier League: Conte apologizes after sent off against Swansea

Rumours: Real Madrid interested in Chelsea's David Luiz

But how did the Blues perform?

Willian, with his jinking feet, occasionally hints at providing one.

Ki Sung-yeung, Roque Mesa and Tom Carroll are all tidy distributors of the ball, but none of them played probing or penetrative passes here.

Swans made some weak attempts on their own after the goal and finally managed to show their determination.

"I suffered in the changing room".

"Eden is in really good form".

Azpilicueta was replaced by Antonio Rudiger in the first team, but he was named an available substitute. It's right to speak and apologise with them.

Conte will hope the wound will not prohibit Rudiger from featuring on Saturday, particularly as the full extent of David Luiz's knee injury is still to be determined.

Swansea are in dire need of a win.

The defending champions are 11 points behind table toppers Manchester City, who set a Premier League record for points acquired by this point in the season.

Conte felt confident enough against Swansea to field Fabregas in a two-man midfield with N'Golo Kante.

"He [Abraham] would have been fit, he has trained well but the focus for him is the game at the weekend against Stoke".

When the teams returned for the second half, Chelsea were soon back on the offensive and Pedro should have done much better from 10 yards, with the playmaker blazing over the bar.

"If you keep playing, you will keep carrying knocks so it is good to have a break sometimes and come back fresher".

Rafa Benitez has lost 12 competitive games to Chelsea whilst manager of English clubs; more than against any other opponent (W7 D7 L12). "We have to assess his recovery, the time".

Paul Clement's side have endured a dreadful start to the new season and have only picked up one point from their last five Premier League matches.

"My feeling now is we are better than the start of the season".

"I could see very well but I don't like to stay in there".

Jurgen Klopp described Chelsea's tactics as "deep defending and giving the ball to Hazard" but he devised a plan.

It took until the 66th minute for Swansea to muster their first shot on Wednesday, Leroy Fer pulling the trigger from 25 yards. "With a second player, it is a little bit easier". Eventually, they shut him down.

Sanches was hauled off at half-time and Clement admitted his player's confidence is in tatters.

"Most disappointing for me is the nature of the goal".

Christian Benteke was rumoured to be on his radar in the summer and the Daily Mail note that the Belgian is once again on Conte's shortlist as he prepares to make several additions to his squad in the New Year.

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