Swansea hosted Chelsea in Sunday’s only game in the Premier League, but it was more than enough excitement for one day.
What a 2nd half that was!!Fair play to both 👏👏 #SWACHE— RyanHTAFC 💙 CUT YOU LOOSE (@RyanHTAFC21) September 11, 2016
The match at the Liberty Stadium looked like it might be a run-of-the-mill Chelsea victory at the half time break, after Diego Costa gave them the lead through a wonderful curling finish.
However the match quickly became a bit of a classic in the second half as Swansea fought back throguh a penalty and a bundled goal to lead 2-1. Costa levelled things up again though in the 81st minute, with an acrobatic overhead kick.
Costa could have had three goals if it weren’t for a glaring miss. He also could have been sent off before his second goal after it looked like he dived whilst on a yellow card.
Referee Andre Marriner didn’t see it as a dive however and fans on Twitter had mixed feelings for Chelsea’s striker.
Diego Costa scores in a match in which he should have been sent off.
In other news, water is wet.— Ben James (@benjames1796) September 11, 2016
Diego Costa's a beast, with the ball & without it.
I'd love a striker like him at Arsenal.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 11, 2016
No in-between with Diego Costa. He's either brilliant or bonkers.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 11, 2016
Diego Costa is the type of guy that would unplug your life support machine in order to charge his phone. #SWACHE— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) September 11, 2016
Diego Costa is like Marmite's uglier cousin, nobody likes Marmite's cousin, not even it's mum— MonkeyBoy (@Poshmanc2) September 11, 2016
Love him or Hate him but you cannot simply
ignore him...Diego Costa..— Pushpa Bhatta (@puspa_cfc) September 11, 2016
One the other side of the coin however, Chelsea fans weren’t happy with Swansea’s second goal after it looked as though Gary Cahill was fouled by Leroy Fer as the midfielder surged towards goal.
Extraordinary goings on at Swansea. Cahill clearly fouled and somehow in this most one-sided of games Chelsea trail.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 11, 2016
How did Gary Cahill not get a foul for Swansea's second goal 🙄. Shocker from Marriner!!— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) September 11, 2016
That's a foul on Gary Cahill - Andre Marriner - how didn't you see that?— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) September 11, 2016
The controversial decisions in the game caused scrutiny of referee Marriner from both sides.
Andre Mariner take a bow, you've had a stinker— Jevs (@JoeEvs) September 11, 2016
No excuse for not taking our chances but my god Andre Marriner, I'd get yourself down to the job centre after today 👎— luca cocco (@g_cocco) September 11, 2016
Andre Marriner is having an Andre Marriner.— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) September 11, 2016
>Andre Mariner strikes again #allatsea— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) September 11, 2016
John Terry looked to pick up an injury at the end of the game too, as we he went to ground clutching his leg. It’s fair to say fans had mixed thoughts on that too…
John Terry still down with an injury, not looking good.— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) September 11, 2016
If Terry goes down injured, you know it's bad. ☹️ I hope it's not as bad as it looks! #SWACHE— Rosie (@RosieCFC) September 11, 2016
What's better than seeing Chelsea dropping points? John Terry crying in pain and limping off.— Kate (@KateCSpurs) September 11, 2016
John Terry is down injured. Beautiful scenes at the Liberty Stadium.— Not a football account (@1886_blog) September 11, 2016
The injury could clear the path for Chelsea’s returning man David Luiz against Liverpool in the season’s second Friday fixture though.
John Terry limped off after the final whistle for Chelsea. Could miss the game against us on Friday?— Matt (@FalseFMatt) September 11, 2016
At least Chelsea can bring David Luiz off the bench to sort out all these defensive issues. pic.twitter.com/KAOQDfSIR2— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) September 11, 2016