Bony predicts exciting clash

11th April 2014

Wilfried Bony is anticipating an exciting clash this weekend when Swansea City entertain Chelsea on Sunday (4.07pm).

The two sides meet at the Liberty Stadium with contrasting ambitions as the Premier League season nears its climax.

Chelsea arrive in SA1 looking to keep up their title challenge alongside Liverpool and Manchester City - who also meet on Sunday - while the Swans are looking for more points to retain their top-flight status.

Following last weekend's defeat against Hull, Garry Monk's side sit six points clear of the drop zone.

And Bony admits that Sunday's clash could well turn out to be an entertaining affair at both ends of the table.

"We're all excited about the game," he said. "We know we're not in a good position and we need to fight.

"When you play the big teams there is always more motivation, but the good thing is we are at home. If we win its good, but we if we can't then we need to make sure we don't lose.

"I think it will be an exciting game because they want to be champions and we want to move away from the relegation zone."

Meanwhile, Bony is enjoying a fine debut season in English football after arriving at the Liberty in a club-record deal from Vitesse Arnhem last summer.

The Ivory Coast international has plundered 20 goals in all competitions ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

But the striker insists the squad must take it one step at a time in their bid to climb the table.

"All we think about is winning," he said. "We know it will be difficult but we just need to try our best.

"Last season the club did well, but this year we've had some problems. In the last five games we need to do our best and see what we can do.

"We just have to focus on our performance and show that in Sunday's game."

English football to mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough stadium disaster
As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.
The match at which the disaster took place - The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 - was ended six minutes after kick-off at 3:06pm.
It means Sunday's fixture between the Swans and Chelsea on Sunday at the Liberty will kick-off at 4.07pm.