In the Premier league opening round, the reigning Champion, Chelsea failed to begin their league title defence with a win at Stamford Bridge despite having twice a lead.

Oscar in the 23rd minute from a whipped a free kick gave the Blues a 1-0 lead, but six minutes later A. Ayew cancels the same. Only a minute later, Chelsea once more take a lead thanks to F. Fernández’.

In the 52nd minute Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois gets sent off and Bafetimbi Gomis equalised from the penalty spot setting the final score 2-2.

It’s interesting that with a point at Stamford Bridge at the last season opener Swansea City against Man Utd at Old Trafford snatched a win, making for the future the Swans a team which many would want to avoid at the opening games.

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Match Highlights

Team Lineups
Swansea bench: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Cork, Tabanou, Routledge, Eder.
Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Shelvey, Ki; Ayew, Sigurdsson, Montero; Gomis.
Chelsea bench: Begovic, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Moses, Remy, Falcao.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.

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