Just to add interest to yesterday’s victory over Chelsea, the last (and only) time the Swans have won a match at Stamford Bridge was back in 1925. On 21st November of that year, the newly-promoted Swansea Town team made a first-ever appearance at the Bridge, beating the hosts 3-1. Goals came from Len Thompson, Billy Hole, and of course the mighty Jack Fowler. 43,000+ watched the Second Division game.
The return league match in April 1926 was a 0-0 draw – most Swansea fans would be happy with that scoreline in the League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg next week! Just out of interest, the only other cup-tie the two teams have ever played together was a League Cup 4th-round game at the Vetch in November 1964 – Chelsea won 3-2. They were a top-flight outfit then, while the Swans were a division below. Clearly the contest is a lot more even this time around….
And we can’t resist including this picture again: who is that man in the Swansea shirt?