Drogba Returns and Torres Scores Again in Chelsea win

Didier Drogba

Chelsea 4-1 Swansea

Having been carried off unconscious here last month, this match was a big return for Drogba.

Villas-Boas said: ‘The most important moment today for me, seeing Didier back, was the way he challenged for the first ball because it was an aerial challenge. Maybe a different player wouldn’t challenge for it after missing so many days with concussion. That represents Didier as a player and person.’

Torres will be banned from Premier League play for a month which will result in Drogba playing in more matches.

Fernando Torres scored his second goal in the last two Chelsea clashes – his third this campaign – and was given a red card as Chelsea claimed victory over Swansea.

Chelsea boss, Villas-Boas, said afterward: “There is nothing to apologise for. The sending-off, I have nothing to say, it looks a good decision by the referee.”

Swansea’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, remarked: “I don’t think he’s a malicious player. He probably feels it’s there to be won and he’s trying to show his intention at the moment that he’s fighting for everything.”

Chelsea improved their Premier League standing with their recent 4-1 defeat of Swansea.

In Chelsea’s hard-fought match against Manchester United, Chelsea got in the game with a fine finish from Fernando Torres. Nicolas Anelka found the Spanish striker with a superb pass and Torres lifted the ball over De Gea to cut the score to 3-1 within the first minute of the second-half.

Match Details

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Mata (Malouda 59 mins), Meireles (McEachran 83), Ramires, Torres, Anelka (Drogba 79). Subs not used: Turnbull, Luiz, Lampard, Kalou.

Yellow cards: Cole, Mikel, Mata.

Red card: Torres.

Scorers: Torres (26), Ramires (36, 76), Drogba (90+4)

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Britton (Routledge 46), Gower, Allen, Dyer (Dobbie 71), Lita (Graham 59), Sinclair. Subs not used: Tremmel, Moore, Bessone, Richards.

Booked: Taylor, Monk, Dyer.

Scorer: Williams 86.

Referee: Mike Dean.

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