Sep 13, 2014 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčStamford Bridge
SwanseaSwansea City
Costa (45', 56', 67'), Remy (81')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Terry (11' og.), Shelvey (86')
Amat (26'), Shelvey (32'), Taylor (51')

Garry Monk taking positives from Chelsea defeat

Monk taking positives from defeat
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk praises his players after seeing them lose 4-2 to Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Garry Monk has admitted that he is 'disappointed' by Swansea City's 4-2 defeat against Chelsea, but says that he will take plenty of positives away from his side's performance.

The Swans took a surprise lead at Stamford Bridge courtesy of John Terry's own goal, before a Diego Costa-inspired Chelsea hit back to take control of the game.

It means a first defeat of the season for Monk's men, who slip down to third place in the early league standings.

"We played some good stuff in the first half," FourFourTwo quotes the 35-year-old as saying. "We should have really come in with the lead. [We're] disappointed to have conceded that goal just before half-time.

"I think in the second half you saw the power and the quality that Chelsea have and we couldn't quite contain them. It's disappointing, but the players gave what I asked of them.

"Their whole team is packed with world-class players who can cause damage to you at any time and that's obviously why they pay the money that they pay to have those players here. I can promise you they [the players] won't be disheartened. We have to improve, of course we do, but in terms of where we're at in this league, you have to put it in perspective as well."

Next up for Swansea is a home match against Southampton.

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
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