Ramires endures mixed night as Chelsea get past Swindon in Capital One Cup
Brazil midfielder Ramires helped Chelsea overcome lower league opposition in the Capital One Cup tonight.
The Seleção international grabbed Jose Mourinho’s side’s second goal in a 2-0 win over League One outfit Swindon Town at the County Ground.
The biggest news at the start of the night was the return of Juan Mata and Ramires’ compatriot David Luiz to the starting lineup after their Premier League omission at the weekend.
However, it was Spanish striker Fernando Torres who stole the limelight away from Mata as he opened the scoring after Mata failed to beat Wes Foderingham in the Swindon goal.
Then came a mixed night for Ramires as he came off the bench for the injured Marco van Ginkel.
Shortly after making his way on to the pitch, the 26-year-old latched on to a pass from the impressive Torres to double Chelsea’s advantage.
However, like van Ginkel, his night was prematurely ended when he was replaced after 46 minutes by former England captain John Terry due to an injury.
Chelsea managed to hang on to their lead in a somewhat fiery encounter and advanced to the fourth round of the competition.