When Thibaut Courtois received a straight red for a foul on Swansea’s Bafétimbi Gomis, Chelsea called up their reserve ‘keeper. This time it wasn’t Petr Cech. It was Asmir Begovic, whose first job in a Chelsea shirt was to pick the ball out of the net.
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Jokes came soon enough.
Courtois out – Petr Cech warming up Oh wait…
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Courtois gets sent off, time for Cech to come on… pic.twitter.com/KZ5ATfpFoI
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The match finished 2-2 (Oscar 23, Fernandez OG 31, Ayew 29, Gomis 55). It could have been worse for the Champions had Begovic not denied adventurous Swansea’s Jefferson Montero with a really good save.
Next up for Chelsea: Manchester City at the Etihad. Easy.