Chelsea's Diego Costa (left) and Swansea City's Jack Cork battle for the ball.
Chelsea's Diego Costa (left) and Swansea City's Jack Cork battle for the ball. Mike Egerton

Chelsea fuming after being held to draw with Swansea

FOOTBALL: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has blasted the officials after Swansea City fought back for a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium in the English Premier League.

The Blues, who take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday morning (AEST), bossed the first half but some slack defending allowed the home team to take a 2-1 lead after Diego Costa's first-half strike.

Costa did equalise with an overhead kick, but Cahill was livid the Swans' second goal, scored by Leroy Fer, stood after he said he was fouled.

The England man said the offence was so clear "you could be sat on the moon and see it".

Referee Andre Marriner allowed the goal to stand but Cahill was adamant it should have been ruled out.

"It's a clear foul. Come on, seriously," he said.

"It was clear as day and seeing it back has made me even more angry."

Swansea had looked down and out following Costa's goal but Gylfi Sigurdsson was tripped by Thibaut Courtois and the Icelander scored from the penalty spot before Fer's second.

Costa scored his sixth goal against Swansea to earn a deserved point but the draw dropped Chelsea to second, two points behind leader Manchester City.


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