Courtois sent off in Chelsea 2-2 draw vs Swansea [Match Highlights]
Champions Chelsea played host to Swansea in the final game of day 1 of the Barclays Premier league, Diego Costa shrugged off the injury that kept him out of the shield cup loss to Arsenal last week as he was named upfront in a similar team that won the league last term.
Oscar's free kick sailed beyond the reach of Fabianski in the Swansea goal, then two indifferent minutes for the welsh team, one moment they were celebrating a fine finish from Debutant Andrew Ayew, the next they were picking the ball from their own net after Federico Fernandez forced Swansea to concede an own goal in the 30th minute.
Ki Sung Yeung hobbled out injured in the 40th minute and was replaced by former Chelsea academy player Jack Cork who went straight into the books in the 42nd minute, then disaster struck, Thibaut Coutouis was adjudged to have fouled Gomis and the Belgian was given an early bath, John Terry was booked for ranting and Bafetimbi Gomis equalized from the spot.
Andrew Ayew tested another debutant Asmir Begovic from distance but the latter saved well, Radamel Falcao came on in the 84th minute for the hardworking Willian and soon hit target with a shot that Fabianski got down to save.
A counter attack from Chelsea at the death after Jonjo Shelvy's corner was eased out of the box by John Terry ended when Ashley Williams obstructed Eden Hazard and was booked, The best player of last campaign had to be treated before Matic flew in a cross that Ayew dealt with.
It ended 2:2 at the home of the champions.