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Swansea boss Clement returns to former club Chelsea on Wednesday before a weekend trip to Stoke and home games against West Brom and Manchester City.

“The run of games we have coming up are arguably harder on paper than what we have had,” Clement said. “But I think you have to use that to your advantage.

“Those games keep you very focused and on your toes. There certainly will not be any relaxing going into Chelsea, Stoke, West Brom and Manchester City.”

Swansea are one place and one point off the bottom of the table after winning only two of their 13 league games so far.

“It’s no secret the team has been down in confidence, but the running and battling was strong and we played some good football,” Clement said. “I would have expected us to be in a healthier position than what we’re in. But it is still compact between the bottom side and the middle of the pack.

“You know anytime you put together back-to-back wins, or a win and a draw, you’re pushing out of those danger zones. Our form has not been particularly good, but that’s the belief we have.

“We did not get the three points on Saturday, but we were much closer to getting it than we have been and that is something to build on.”



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