Antonio Rudiger’s lone goal gave Chelsea all three points as they were 1-0 winners over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The German’s second half header gave Chelsea yet another win in the Premier League. Antonio Conte was also sent to the stands by the referee which provided another edge to an otherwise straightforward fixture. Here is who impressed at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night:
3. Davide Zappacosta
In a largely frustrating night for the Blues, it was hard to pick a third placed option here. Zappacosta gets the nod for his attacking intent. With Victor Moses returning from injury, the Italian knows his first team chances may become limited and he wanted to impress his manager with a good performance. Going forward, Zappacosta excelled at periods, and delivered a number of crosses that deserved to be converted. Unfortunately for the wing-back, his crosses couldn’t find a Chelsea player.
2. N’Golo Kante
Just everywhere on the pitch. The Frenchman ran around on every blade of grass, and terrorised the Swansea players. Kante broke up every attack from the away side before it could really develop. He actually had the shot which led to Rudiger’s goal. Maybe if he shot more, the Blues might get a few more goals. Had more to do with only Fabregas as a midfield partner, but that didn’t faze him. As perfect as ever for Kante.
1. Antonio Rudiger
The match winner on Wednesday’s fixture. The German came into the team, after Cesar Azpilicueta was rested. Although the Swansea attacks never looked like coming to anything, Rudiger looked confident on the right side of the back three. Headed in from close range after Kante’s deflected shot fell right into his path. Made a number of decent runs in later periods of the game, and the German was the best player in a Chelsea shirt on this occasion.