Williams eager to finish season on a high
10th April 2016
Ashley Williams believes the Swans can start looking up the Barclays Premier League table and aim to finish the season on a high after they secured an impressive 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
The Swans reached the much-coveted 40-point mark after Gylfi Sigurdsson fired Francesco Guidolin's side to their first-ever Premier League victory over the Blues.
Sigurdsson scored his 11th goal of the campaign and gave the Swans a deserved lead with a well-struck volley on 25 minutes, before the hosts had chances to extend their lead.
Lukasz Fabianski was rarely tested throughout the 90 minutes, courtesy of a resolute defensive display, which quelled the Chelsea attack in the second half.
And Williams insists the Swans must now focus on finishing the season strongly after all-but-confirming their Premier League safety for another season.
"It's probably job done in that regard, but there's still games to go and points play for," said the Swans skipper. "Now it's about looking at the teams above us and seeing how high we can finish.
"We've done really well over the past few games. We've started to back up performances with results and we're remembering how to win again and see games out, so that's pleasing.
"It was a good performance and we kept a clean sheet against one of the top teams. It's been a good day all round for us and it's a very happy dressing room right now.
"We did really well in the first half and created a lot of chances - we set our stall out and started to perform.
"They put pressure on us in the second half, but I thought we defended well as a team.
"Everyone out there had standout performances, and when we play like that, we're a difficult team to beat.
"We've been organised and the lads have shown a great attitude and character in recent weeks. The determination from everyone to get ourselves out of this situation has been really important.
"But it's important we stay focused and show the same attitude between now and the end of the season. We want to finish strongly and take that momentum into next season."