The introduction of a couple of new signings added to the intrigue, and the wingers were in the thick of the action as Gabriel Obertan and Moussa Sissoko both looked lively in front of a Head Coach who likes his sides to play with flair.
As a result, Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn have reportedly been axed from the dugout in this Sunday’s game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Monk would have preferred Swansea to have earned more plaudits for one of the team’s best displays under his management.
“For any club, what they do internally is up to them”, Monk told reporters.
“How it’s handled is for others to judge which is what people are doing”. “It’s not my concern”.
I’m going to take Swansea here, I was really impressed last weekend as Swansea got amongst the Chelsea players every chance they had and played out a near flawless tactical performance from start to finish. It’s not sad to see, these things happen.
Monk said he did not speak to Mourinho – who refused to either praise or criticise Swansea following the game – with his only contact being the warm shake of the hand at the full-time whistle.
“I understand that, but it’s my job as manager to stick up for my players and give them credit they deserve as much as the criticism when the negatives come their way”.
“I felt we deserved more credit than we got and the focus has been taken away”.
“But this is what happens”, he went on.
There has been interest from clubs in his homeland, but for one reason or another a deal has failed to materialise and the striker remains in South Wales.
“We will not lose sleep over it and we will just look to replicate that standard of performance this season”.