Chelsea’s post-Mourinho unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end at Swansea City on Saturday.
The Blues, who had not lost in 15 league games under Guus Hiddink, were beaten by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 25th-minute volley at the Liberty Stadium.
It finished ‘Swansea 1-0 Chelsea’ in terms of goals, but a dirty game full of fouls ended ‘Swansea 5-4 Chelsea’ in terms of yellow cards received.
With so many fouls and breaks in play, neither team were able to get into a good rhythm.
Swansea, however, will feel that they were deserving of their victory, because they registered four more shots than Chelsea – 12 to eight, with three on target each.
The result leaves Chelsea in the bottom half of the table.
Hiddink gave youngsters Matt Miazga and Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts. While Loftus-Cheek did very well in midfielder, 20-year-old American Miazga struggled at the heart of Chelsea’s defence.
Miazga picked up a booking for dragging down Jefferson Montero. That punishment came after his biggest mistake of the match – a dreadful headed clearance that fell at the feet of Sigurdsson for the decisive goal.