Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Swansea

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Borussia-Park

Last Game

M'gladbach 1 - 1 Swansea

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 17:00

Friendly Match

Britton: Key time for Swansea

Midfielder Leon Britton claims Swansea's next four games - starting against Fulham - will define their season.

Last Updated: 28/01/14 at 18:56 Post Comment

Leon Britton: Important moment for Swansea

Leon Britton: Important moment for Swansea

More of the games that matter

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

Swansea host the Cottagers at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night in a massive game for both clubs. Fulham are sitting just above the Premier League relegation zone on 19 points, while Swansea only have 21 points.

The bottom half of the table is extremely tight, with only six points separating bottom and 10th.

Coming up for Michael Laudrup's men are a trip to West Ham at lunchtime on Saturday, the south Wales derby at home to Cardiff on February 8 and a trip to Stoke the following Wednesday.

Britton told the Daily Express: "We've had a difficult run of games against teams at the top of the table, but the next few games are against sides around us and those are the games you have to win.

"It's almost like a cup final. They're the games you talk about, we've got to get the three points and stop them getting any to make sure we pull away.

"These next four games will define our season. After them, we will know exactly where we stand."

Both Swansea and Fulham made it into the FA Cup fifth-round draw at the weekend. Swansea will go to Everton next, although Fulham face a replay with Sheffield United to determine if they will host Nottingham Forest or Preston. However, the main focus for each side is still the Premier League.

Swansea's Europa League exploits thus far also seem to have had an adverse effect on their performances in the league, with Laudrup having to frequently rotate his squad to cope with the number of games they are playing. At the end of February, the Swans face a two-legged round-of-32 tie against Rafael Benitez's Napoli.

Britton added: "We went through Christmas saying that was an important period and didn't pick up enough points. Now we have to pull together for another crucial period.

"They are teams who are scrapping for their lives and we've left it so it's a must for us to get results."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company