August 9 2015: Defending champion Chelsea started the defence of their Barclays Premier Leauge title with a tie against Swansea city at home. Early in the second half, Â Thibaut CourtoisÂ Courtois was shown a straight red card for bringing down Bafetimbi Gomis, who beat Asmir Begovic with the resulting penalty to stop the champions Â three points.Â Chelsea Â led at half-time courtesyÂ where dangerous looking forward Oscar hit the free-kick ball which came through a crowded penalty area and found the far corner of the net.
Swansea played with an extra man for more than half an hour but could not make advantage most.Â The dangerous Gomis had the ball in the net but was ruled offside while Jefferson Montero, who was excellent throughout, forced a fine save from Begovic.
Even Jose Mourinho, who signed a new four-year contract on Friday, has warned of the danger of standing still yet neither of his two main close-season buys started the game.Â He said,Â “They didn’t have chances against 11. The team was playing very well in the first half. “. He added,” Chelsea will face Manchester City on August 16 on Sunday”.