Date: 3rd November 2012 at 8:54pm
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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo thought his side had more of the game and more clear chances than Swansea City as they drew 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

He’s fair with the assessment, as Chelsea did look like the side more likely to score prior to their 60th-minute opener. The Swans showed their character and desire though as they fought back and created what was a superb equalising goal from Pablo Hernandez.

di Matteo shared his reaction as his side lost top spot to Manchester United:

‘We have certainly felt (tired) this week after the two games with Manchester United, including extra-time.

‘It would have been great to finish off the week with a 1-0 victory. The disappointment is we have conceded a late equaliser.

‘I thought we had more of the game and clear chances than Swansea.

‘When the opposition equalises so late on then you tend to think it’s a bit lucky.

‘To be honest, they didn’t have any real clear chances, but they scored a quality goal.’


Swansea City have boosted their confidence this week with three promising performances against three big sides. Whilst they were unlucky to lose 1-0 at Manchester City last Saturday, their performance was impressive. They carried that forward into the midweek Capital One Cup win at Liverpool, before today’s excellent 1-1 draw against the former table toppers. Laudrup’s side has looked more of a solid overall unit recently, and their passing has been more accurate too, with 88% accuracy today.