Chelsea dropped their first points of the season in their away clash against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
They managed to scrape a point, though, as the game finished 2-2.
However, the Blues will rue the amount of squandered chances from the first half which could have given them a 3 or 4 goal cushion.
Instead, only 1-0 up after the break, Swansea fought back and turned the game on its head in the space of 2 second half minutes, threatening Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season.
However, Diego Costa scored his second goal of the game to give Chelsea a point at least.
Chelsea looked full of beans throughout the game but there is still a mistake in them at the back and their concentration is questionable.
Antonio Conte has got them playing the way he wants to though and you can visibly see the passion he portrays running through each and every one of them.
Despite that, some of the players were still culpable for yesterday’s dropped points and we have analysed who we think that is…
The Chelsea goalkeeper is lauded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world but once again found himself wanting as he allowed Swansea a way back into the game.
The Swans were counter attacking a Chelsea corner and he lunged in towards Gylfi Sigurdsson in the box, missed the ball and conceded the resulting penalty.
He was also beaten far too easily for Swansea’s second goal as Leroy Fer sent the ball through his legs and it squirmed over the line.
We still think Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the game but once again, a quick rush of blood put his side in big danger and allowed Swansea a route back into a match they should have been well and truly out of.
There’s no doubt, he was definitely one of the players who let Chelsea down.
We have a bit of sympathy for Gary Cahill.
He was so clearly fouled in the build up to Swansea’s second goal but the referee didn’t give it. However, he’s been criticised for being careless and ponderous with the ball.
Unfortunately, if there’s a Chelsea defender to point fingers at, it would have to be Cahill even though he did improve after the error.
He made numerous blocks and interceptions and sometimes just knocked the ball into the stands when it was necessary.
However, he was central to Swansea’s second goal which put the Welsh side in a dominant position in the match so he will have to go down as one of those who let the Blues down this weekend.
This might surprise a few of you guys but the other player we think let the side down was Willian.
Maybe that is because we have such high expectations for the Brazilian but if anyone else was culpable for Chelsea’s dropped points this weekend then it was him.
He started the game like a house on fire and was a terror down Swansea’s right.
However, as the game faded so did Willian’s performance before he was eventually replaced.
Chelsea’s defending was generally okay apart from a madcap few minutes so it would be harsh to take all of them apart.
Additionally, Chelsea’s forward thinking players such as Oscar, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa all performed to a high level so if there was one player who notably wasn’t up to his normal standards, it was Willian.
We still think he’s a wonderful player, but on Sunday he was certainly one of the players who let the Blues down.