The scoreline was kind on Swansea City, who offered little going forward in their 1-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea.
Antonio Rudiger’s headed goal earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Swansea City on Wednesday, but the margin should have been far greater in a match that also saw Antonio Conte sent to the stands.
Chelsea were in control from start to finish against a Swansea side who failed to muster a single shot on target, but they were left to rely on a somewhat scruffy Rudiger effort to claim a win that keeps the gap to second-placed Manchester United at three points.
Conte was given his marching orders towards the end of the first half, when he lost his temper after his side were wrongly denied a corner.
But the Italian will have breathed a sigh of relief when his side eventually and deservedly went in front – Rudiger heading home after N’Golo Kante’s effort took a huge deflection off Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.