Premier League: Swansea's Angel Rangel says home games key in survival fight
Angel Rangel reckons Swansea City's survival chances could hinge on how they perform in their remaining home games.
Last Updated: 13/04/14 3:21pm
The Swans are six points clear of the relegation zone with five matches still to play, and three of those are at the Liberty Stadium.
Title-chasing Chelsea are the next visitors to Wales on Sunday, and Rangel feels they must rise to the challenge to make sure they stay up.
"We know we are not safe, I said it last week after the win against Norwich," said the full-back in the South Wales Evening Post.
"We still have games left against teams like Aston Villa and Southampton. I know we have Chelsea next, which is going to be a tough one, but we've got a chance.
"We can win games, especially down the Liberty, where we've got three left.
"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."
Swansea have drawn three times with Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium since 2011, having played out a goalless stalemate in the Capital One Cup semi-finals last season to go along with their two Premier League meetings.
"We have a good record at the Liberty, I don't think we've been beaten by them there," said Rangel.
"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 have to work hard. That's all we can do at the moment.
"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 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.
"We know we've got enough quality to win games.
"All we can do is fight now, fight for ourselves, fight for the club and fight for the points."