Angel: Make the most of home comforts
8th April 2014
Angel Rangel feels the Swans must make the most of home comforts in their survival bid - starting with Sunday's clash with Chelsea.
The Swans sit six points above third-bottom Fulham with five matches to go as the race to retain their Barclays Premier League status heats up.
Three of those matches come at the Liberty, with the Blues, Aston Villa and Southampton all set to visit SA1.
And Rangel feels those matches will play a huge part in the club's battle against the drop.
"We know we are not safe," warned the Spaniard. "We have five games left, three at home and two away. We have 15 points left to play for and we don't want to rely on other teams losing, we want to win.
"We can win games, especially down the Liberty, where we've got three left against Aston Villa and Southampton. I know we have Chelsea next, which is going to be a tough one, but we've got a chance.
"When teams around us play each other we know someone is going to get points - that's obvious.
"We have a gap above the relegation zone, it's not a lot, and we have to work hard until the end of the season.
"It's going to be vital to get some points at the Liberty. Those games are going to be very important."
He added: "We have a good record at the Liberty against Chelsea - we've not been beaten by them there.
"They are going for the title, so it's not going to be easy for us, but we are still scrapping for points so we will not make it easy for them
"We don't have a points target because we don't know how many we will need to stay up and we don't just want to finish 17th.
"Six more points could see us finish 12th - but all we can do is fight for ourselves, fight for the club and fight for the points."