Summary: Chelsea boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification with a routine win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Rafael Benitez post-match…“We played good football. We had enough chances to score the third. The idea was to score an early goal, we didn’t manage that but we did eventually score and then pushed for the second and got that before half-time.
Michael Laudrup post-match…“We’ve not had a very poor game since the cup. We’ve had moments where we’ve not played well, but even today, you can’t say we played poorly after 60 minutes.”
Good day for…Frank Lampard: Brought on for the injured Ramires mid-way through the first period and made his mark in injury time to score his 201st goal for Chelsea and move one short of Bobby Tambling’s club record.
Bad day for…Leon Britton: Started well but panic soon ensued for the usually calm and collected Swansea playmaker and he appeared overawed by the presence of Lampard and Mata in the midfield. A rare performance to forget for Britton.