The Chelsea Development Squad fell to a fifth defeat in six matches on Friday evening with a 2-0 defeat to Swansea City at The Recreation Ground in Aldershot.
The Blues failed to really get going as visitors Swansea City recorded something of a smash-and-grab victory to net revenge for their 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
The visitors took the lead inside 10 minutes when Keston Davies connected with a corner kick and directed his effort beyond Blues keeper Jamie Cumming into the back of the net.
Chelsea were unlucky not to be back in the match soon after the opening goal when Conor Gallagher floated an effort at goal but Swans defender Joe Lewis was in the right place, at the right time to head the ball off the goal-line.
Liam Cullen nipped in but could only fire a shot at the side-netting before Adnan Maric struck an effort wide despite being in a wonderful position to score as the first half ended with a one-goal advantage for the visitors.
The second half saw Swansea City sit and soak up the pressure with little danger of letting their lead slip. Tariq Uwakwe saw an effort take a wicked deflection before being gathered by Swans keeper Steven Benda before Maric volleyed a shot just over the bar at the other end.
A hand injury to Blues keeper Cumming resulted in defender Richard Nartey having to go in goal for the last 10 minutes with all three substitutes having been used. Cullen took advantage of The Blues’ mis-fortune soon after as he netted his side’s second goal to condemn Chelsea to a 2-0 defeat.
Joe Edwards’ side are back in action on Friday 1 March when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League 2.