Mourinho: I went for the win

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he never settled for a point against Swansea City, after the 10-man Blues held on for a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The defending Premier League champions took the lead early on through Oscar before Andre Ayew equalised for the Swans on debut, but Federico Fernandez found his own net to put Chelsea ahead at the break.

The biggest moment in the match came after the restart when Bafetimbi Gomis was through on goal and Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois rushed out to stop him, but ended up with a straight red card for fouling the Frenchman, who scored the resulting penalty.

Despite the Welsh side looking dangerous enough to take all three points from The Blues, Chelsea ambitiously pushed for a late winner, and Mourinho insisted he was never satisfied with the stalemate.

"I never played for a draw. Never. So if today we lose, we lose," he said. "I repeat this for a long, long, long time, even in my first period here, because my record at Stamford Bridge is something incredible.

"But at home a draw is only good in special circumstances, like last year, for example, when we were almost champions so a draw against Manchester United was a good result.

"Apart from that, we play at home to win and we tried that, so it is normal. The players know that. They know one point is one point.

"Playing with 10 men for such a long time is much more difficult and fundamentally I am happy with the quality they had in the first half and I am happy with their spirit in the second half, so we are in peace. We are not happy with the result."

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