|Shots by Minute, Chelsea with pretty regular bouts of pressure until around 55 minutes. Swansea with only 3 attempts in the Second Half and two of those coming in the final few minutes|
With regards to Alvaro, I made the point a few months ago that although he's a class player anyway, it probably didn't do Michu's confidence any harm that he scored from his first shot in a competitive game as a Swansea player. Alvaro's performances haven't been terrible but ultimately as a striker you're pretty much just judged on how many goals you've scored and it's 0 so far for him, although in his defence the only two 90 minutes he's played in the league have been away to Chelsea and Man City (he's played 402 minutes in all competitions this season which is the equivalent of 4.5 full games).
When you consider the striker issues Chelsea have had (no Chelsea striker scoring in an away league game in 2013), it's too early to give up on him yet and label him another Shechter (who himself, more by accident than design was technically the 'most valuable player' for Swansea in the league last season).
The second half in this game saw Swansea with more of the ball and Chelsea looking to protect their lead:
|Pass Stats by Half, Swansea's rising and Chelsea's dropping in the Second Half|
|Final Third Passing by Half and by Team - Key thing is converting possession in these areas to shots/goals. Swansea with the ball in a number of good positions in the 2nd half that came to nothing|
|Swansea shots by half, despite plenty of the ball in the 2nd half, Swansea only with 3 attempts. Two long range shots and a Bony header which would take something to go in from that distance.|
|Corners by team, not great viewing again for Swansea|
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