'We must keep things going'

1st May 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal reckons Swansea City will bank enough points to stay in the Premier League if they maintain performance levels between now and the end of the season.

The Swans are just a point clear of drop zone as they head into the final week of the campaign.

Carvalhal’s side were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea last weekend, a result which allowed Southampton and Stoke to make up ground in the race to stay up.

Carvalhal felt his team deserved at least a draw against the Blues, when a flurry of late opportunities to cancel out Cesc Fabregas’s goal went begging.

And the Portuguese is convinced that more displays like the one against Chelsea will see the Swans survive.

“We must keep the momentum going in the last three games,” Carvalhal said.

“I was happy with the way we played against Chelsea and with the commitment and attitude my players showed.

“The performance was good but the score was not what we wanted.

“But if we play like we did against Chelsea in the games we have left, we will achieve the points we need to stay in the Premier League.”

The Swans play their final away fixture of the season against Bournemouth on Saturday.

They then host Southampton next Tuesday before Stoke are the visitors on the final day of the campaign.