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Chelsea defender blasts referee for failing to spot ‘clear foul’ ahead of Swansea goal

Swansea held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty stadium ending the Blues three match Premier League win streak in the process.

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta was not pleased with referee Andre Marriner failing to spot what he thought was a clear foul on his team-mate Gary Cahill ahead of the Swansea City’s second goal.

The replays did show that the goalscorer Leroy Fer clipped Cahill’s ankles before scoring to put the Swans briefly ahead.

“It’s a huge disappointment because we had control of the game for most of the time. Their two goals came from mistakes and we were disappointed to only get one point,” the Chelsea defender was quoted as saying by Goal [via Sky Sports].

“The second one is a clear foul. The free-kick was clear but the ref made that decision. The reaction of the team was very good.

“At 2-2 we had chances to get a third. The spirit was good but we are disappointed to only get one point.”

The Blues were able to equalise thanks to an acrobatic overhead kick from Diego Costa who scored a brace over the course of the 90 minutes.

Chelsea failed to keep pace with league leaders Manchester City after dropping points against Swansea. City beat rivals Manchester United 2-1 in the Manchester derby on Saturday to extend their winning steak to four consecutive games.

Despite drawing against Swansea the Blues were however, able to move into second place in the Premier League table on 10 points.

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