Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero gave Branislav Ivanovic nightmares in Swansea’s impressive 2-2 draw with the Blues on Saturday.
Montero returned from the Copa America during the summer seemingly with a new lease of life. Despite joining the Swans’ pre-season preparations late, the Ecuador international was one of the standout performers from pre-season – and going by his display at Stamford Bridge, Montero looks to have taken that form into the Premier League campaign.
Montero’s shorter pre-season may have took its toll eventually as he was replaced by Wayne Routledge after 70 minutes. But, the winger put in a memorable performance at Stamford Bridge, and the majority of the Swans’ attacking play came through the ex-Villarreal and Morelia man.
Former Arsenal & Barcelona striker Thierry Henry, who is now a Sky Sports pundit, was full of praise for Swansea’s No. 20 – even though he only played three-quarters of the contest, Henry still saw enough to hand the pacey winger the man-of-the-match award at Stamford Bridge.
With new signing Andre Ayew also impressing, the Swans have two outstanding wingers at their disposal on the flanks this season. However, with still three weeks remaining of the transfer window, Garry Monk and the Swansea faithful will be hoping the Ecuadorian’s display against Chelsea hasn’t alerted the Premier League big boys too much.