Swansea’s Rangel relishing Chelsea challenge

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Swansea defender Angel Rangel insists beating Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-final will count for nothing when the sides meet at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

He told the official Swansea website: “We did beat them in the Capital One Cup and people may say they are looking for revenge, but we are just thinking about ourselves."

“It does give us confidence knowing that we can go to a stadium like that and win, but this is a different story this weekend.”

The Swans have enjoyed a tremendous campaign up until now, but with no wins in five their season is in danger of fizzling out after a great start.

“We are not comfortable in the top ten because of our recent results, so it’s an important game for us,” admitted the Spaniard.

City finished in 11th place under Brendan Rodgers last campaign, but looked certain to emulate that achievement under new boss Michael Laudrup.

Some would argue that they already have done – by winning the first major trophy of their 100-year history – but Rangel says there is still work to be done.

“We have five games left and it would be great to win at Chelsea – though it will be very difficult – and move us closer to our target of a top ten finish and getting 50 points,” he said.

The Welsh club are currently eight points short of Laudrup’s marker, but have winnable games against Wigan and Fulham before the season draws to a close.

Their trip to London on Sunday will be problematical, but Swansea know what it takes to beat Rafa Benitez’s side.

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