- Rudiger scored only goal of the game in the 54th minute
- Blues struggled in periods of the game, with boss Conte being sent off in the first half
- Chelsea now sit in third position, 11 points behind leaders Man City
- SEE MORE: Chelsea 1-0 Swansea player ratings, stats and reaction: Blues ace bags first goal as Conte sent off in narrow win
Chelsea scraped past Swansea City at Stamford Bridge tonight, as a first Blues goal for Antonio Rudiger saw the home side beat the Swans 1-0 in west London.
The only goal of the game came in the 54th minute, after a shot from N’golo Kante was deflected onto the head of Rudiger, who applied the finish to score his first goal for the club.
Chances were few and far between in the game, with Swansea ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski doing well at times to keep the score at 1-0.
Following their somewhat lacklustre performance, some Blues supporters were a angry with the way their side played.
Here’s some of the best tweets about Chelsea performance against Paul Clement’s side earlier this evening
What a horrible 45’ of football.
The crowd is flat, poor atmosphere.
Chelsea are stuck in third gear against a side that do not have any shots in this game.
Shocking stuff, extremely disappointed.
— Lav (@ConteTactics) November 29, 2017
Very poor from Chelsea. Very poor
— Mr. Tony (@MrTohNey) November 29, 2017
Thank god for that; Chelsea were poor … but Swansea were desperately poor.
— Claus Vistesen (@ClausVistesen) November 29, 2017
Chelsea were poor tonight a nightmare to watch absolutely terrible but the 3points are in the bag #CFC
— Menzi Ntuli (@Young_Until) November 29, 2017
FT Chelsea 1 – 0 Swansea.
What a poor game…Terrible performance from Chelsea. but WOW how the hell do we won that game LOL. Really crap chelsea side when they're playing without Hazard…Such a 1 man team, sad to say !
— infzer0 (@infzer0) November 29, 2017
Whilst this tweet was all praise for match-winner Antonio Rudiger
Striker’s instinct from Rudiger, a position he knows very well from his youth days.
— Chelsea HQ ? (@Chelsea_HQ) November 29, 2017
Whereas this tweet sums up the game perfectly
FT: Chelsea 1-0 Swansea. Rudiger. Conte rotated, and got the points. Then he was rotated himself: sent to the stands by Neil Swarbrick. Not a classic. But job done.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) November 29, 2017
And finally, here’s what Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on his sending off and his side’s performance
Conte confirms he apologised to both the referee and the fourth official after the game. #CHESWA
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 29, 2017
Conte on Chelsea performance: "This type of game [you hope] you're able to score play early, otherwise you must have a lot of patience. At the same time you must pay attention to the counter-attack. My players never lost the balance" #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) November 29, 2017