Chelsea Row Has Overshadowed Our Performance
Thursday, 13th Aug 2015 18:49 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
Garry Monk probably has a point when he says that the internal staff row that has rumbled on at Chelsea this week has overshadowed to a degree the brilliant performance that his players put in against the Champions last weekend.
Jose Mourinho was furious at club doctor Eva Carneiro for treating Eden Hazard in the last minute meaning the midfielder had to leave the pitch as a free kick was taken effectively leaving them with just eight outfield players on the pitch.
The mad one has dropped the doctor from the bench as a result of this and most of the discussion in the post match fall out has been of this particular incident.
That must be hugely frustrating for Monk who saw his side produce a brilliant performance to earn a 2-2 draw that could easily have turned into a win for the Swans in an entertaining opening day encounter.
Goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis got the Swans the point but there was an element of luck about both Chelsea goals and the Swans had by far the better of the chances throughout the game.
And there is definitely frustration in Monk who set his side up perfectly for the game only to see this incident deflect some of the credit away from their performance.
“What any club do internally is up to them - it's not my concern,” said Monk, when asked for his view on the incident.
“It's a manager's prerogative who he has on the bench. How it's handled is for others to judge.
“But the disappointing part of it is that the national press have decided to focus on it and not the performance my players put on.
"It's been overshadowed. The focus has been on the wrong thing.”
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