Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v Swansea

Monday, 29 December 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

The Liberty Stadium

Last Game

Swansea 1 - 0 A Villa

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Rangel: Chico injury big blow

Angel Rangel admits the loss of Chico to an untimely injury will be felt by Swansea as they enter a crucial period.

Last Updated: 11/02/13 at 15:50 Post Comment

Chico: Ankle injury may force him to sit out Capital One Cup final

Chico: Ankle injury may force him to sit out Capital One Cup final

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chico, who has shone for the Swans since joining from Genoa last summer, ruptured ankle ligaments against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and had to be stretchered from the field.

It is unclear how long he will be sidelined for, but he is expected to sit out at least the Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday and the Capital One Cup final against Bradford on 24 February.

"We spoke to him at half-time and he didn't look very happy," Rangel told the South Wales Evening Post on his fellow Spaniard.

"He's been a very important player for us. He's been a rock at the back with Ashley Williams and he will be a big miss.

"We know we have other players who can fill in and do well. But I am very sad for him because he's had an amazing season. Hopefully this won't be too serious.

"I am sure if it's not anything serious like a broken bone or ligaments he's going to try to rush back for Wembley.

"It's one of the finals you've been dreaming of all your life and he knows that. He wants to win a trophy because he's never won one."

Belief

Swansea are currently taking in some warm weather training in Dubai and Rangel is confident they can pick up where they left off when they return to Premier League competition at Anfield.

"It's good to go away with 37 points," he added.

"We're not safe yet, but it gives us that extra belief and confidence.

"We've got a great history against Liverpool, we haven't lost to them in the last two seasons. We'll go there and try to keep it the same way."

To find out more about live football on Sky Sports, Click here

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Sam Allardyce accuses referee of guessing wrongly over disallowed Alex Song goal

Sam Allarydce criticised referee Neil Swarbrick for disallowing a goal after West Ham were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are showing signs of consistency after West Ham win

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal are heading in the right direction after seeing them hold on for a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Premier League: Newcastle overcome Everton 3-2 thanks to Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback

Newcastle overcame Everton 3-2 at St James' Park thanks to goals from Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property