Carlos Carvalhal upbeat about Swansea survival despite Chelsea defeat

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Just when Swansea were beginning to relax and share the "don't worry, be happy" attitude of their manager Carlos Carvalhal, they find themselves back in nail-biting mode, their second Premier League defeat in a row and sixth game without a win leaving them a point ahead of 18th-placed Southampton.

Following their trip to Bournemouth next weekend, Swansea's final two fixtures are in South Wales - both against direct rivals.

Although Huddersfield are three points clear of 18th-placed Southampton, their run-in is hard with trips to Manchester City and Chelsea and a home game against Arsenal, which will be Arsene Wenger's final match in charge of the Gunners. He said: "If we play with this heart and commitment, we will get the points to stay in the Premier League".

Only until it's mathematically impossible will Chelsea give up on their hopes of finishing in the top four. Swansea's willingness and urgency looked pitiful for a team fighting relegation, and the sides went in at the break with Chelsea in full control.

The Swans started to grow into the game towards the end of the half, but were unable to penetrate the Chelsea backline and test Thibaut Courtois.

Wilfried Zaha again excelled and scored the opening goal and James McArthur doubled the lead before gaining a man advantage in the 55th minute. The northwest England club is six points clear of eighth-place Everton with two games remaining and a superior goal difference. For example, against West Ham we dropped two vital points. Marc Albrighton was sent off for bringing down Zaha.

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Burnley, in seventh and chasing a Europa League place, was held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton at Turf Moor.

Cesc Fabregas' 50th Premier League goal boosted Chelsea's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as his early victor increased relegation concern for Swansea City.

Moses then somehow contrived to prod wide from all of three yards after Fabregas' shot had careered towards him before Ayew missed the hosts' best chance. Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

Even if we win every game and they do well, we will not be in the Champions League next year, so that's why I would prefer to be in their position.

Swansea has gone six games without a win and is one point above the relegation zone with three games to play.

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