Chelsea ease past Swansea to stay third

Chelsea strengthened their grip on a top four place with yesterday’s 2-0 win over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

Quick fire goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard just before the break were enough to clinch all three points for the Blues, who remain in third position ahead of next weekend’s trip to Champions Manchester United.

Lampard, whose penalty on the stroke of half-time took him to within one of Bobby Tambling’s all time record of 202 goals for the club, didn’t start the game, but came on after 24 minutes following an injury to Ramires.

Meanwhile, sources close to club captain John Terry have rejected claims that the 32 year old is considering coming out of international retirement.

With FA chairman David Bernstein set to step down next month, it had been thought that the defender, who has 78 caps for his country, may once again make himself available for selection.

However, it is thought that that only be the case should there be a glut of injuries.

Finally, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata have both been named in the PFA Team of the Year, though the pair both missed out on the top individual prize, which was handed to Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale.