Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Joe Allen's performance in defeat at Chelsea.

Rodgers singled out one of his own players for special praise, despite the worrying manner of Saturday's defeat.

"I thought our young player, Joe Allen, was absolutely outstanding," said Rodgers, whose side's impotence in front of goal returned to compound what was poor defending against 10 men.

"Twenty-one years of age and he showed that he's got a great future ahead of him and great confidence and ability with the ball."