Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has told the club’s supporters to stop living in the past and move on with the club as they look to progress past Swansea tonight in the first leg of the Capitol One Cup semi final.
Benitez will be looking to deliver some piece of silverware during his tenure and a day out in Wembley would at least give him a tangible level of success during his time at Stamford Bridge.
If Chelsea do get past Swansea they could face League Two side Bradford who upset Aston Villa last night with a 3-1 win capped by Donegal man Carl McHugh’s late header.
Chelsea: Turnbull – Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole – David Luiz, Ramires – Mata, Oscar, Hazard – Torres
Swansea: Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Williams (c), Davies; Britton, de Guzman, Ki; Routledge, Hernandez; Michu
LIVE UPDATES: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea
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9.37pm Full time: Chelsea were the better team for long stretches but Swansea rode it out and made their chances count
9.35pm Ba thinks he’s scored but it’s offside
9.34pm Another error from Ivanovic allows Danny Graham in to give Swansea a two goal cushion going into the second leg
9.33pm Ba is booked on his home debut for diving after the referee adjudges him to have gone over too easily in the box. Very harsh as Tremmel never got the ball
9.23pm Demba Ba replaces Torres but it looks like too little too late for Chelsea
9.12pm Frank Lampard comes on Ramires as Chelsea look to turn it around with 20 minutes left
9.00pm Luiz thrashes a shot from just outside the box but again Tremmel saves. Chelseas pushing forward more now
8.49pm Second half gets under way with a subdued atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, can Torres match his compatriot for a goal?
8.31pm Half time, Chelsea have had the better of it by a long way but Ivanovic’s mistake has proved the difference
8.28pm Ivanovic nearly makes up for it with a thundering shot from distance but Tremmel makes the save
8.24pm GOAL! Michu strokes it home after Ivanovic is caught ball watching by De Guzaman
8.16pm A gorgeous back heel flick from Oscar finds Mata in the box but the Spaniard’s shot just goes past the post, he could have cut it across for Torres. Great move
8.11pm Chelsea work the ball across the pitch but Oscar can’t connect with purpose when it comes to him
8.07pm Very little action so far as the Swansea defence keeps it shape no matter how much probing Chelsea do
7.56pm Chelsea go so closer after a lovely move finds Ramires in the box but he takes one touch to many and can only toe=poke it towards Tremmel
7.50pm Both team knocking it about comfortably with no real threat while the Chelsea fans sing about being champions of Europe
7.45pm Swansea kick off in their change kit of red, white and green