We can compete with the best teams - Swansea City goalkeeper targeting Chelsea win

Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski is keen to build upon Swansea's opening day victory over Manchester United - with plans to defeat Chelsea.

The 29-year old goalkeeper joined the Swans this summer, leaving Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal on a free transfer after seven years of service with the Gunners.

Despite his long stay in English football, the Polish international keeper made just 32 Premier League appearances in North London, and his decision to move was seen as coming from a desire to be the starting stopper at a top flight club.

Whilst doubts over his ability were raised during his spell with the Gunners, Fabianski has been in imperious form since making his debut for the Swans in the opening day 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Having conceded against United, the Pole has gone on to keep two successive clean sheets as Swansea sit in second place - with just Saturday’s opponents Chelsea ahead of them in the table.

The two teams have held perfect records for the early part of the season, and Fabianski, speaking to the official Swansea website, is keen to continue the Swans’ record, by claiming a victory over the Blues.

He said: "It's a big game to enjoy, not to fear. Playing away at Chelsea is always difficult but we don't have to be afraid of anyone.

"We went to Old Trafford and won on the opening day of the season so we know we can compete with the best teams. If we keep our discipline and take our chances the way we have been, then anything is possible.”

The Swans head to Stamford Bridge looking to keep up their impressive defensive record, and Fabianski confirmed that he and club captain Ashley Williams have been working hard to develop a strong understanding in defence.

"We're very pleased with the defence so far. I'm working closely with Ashley Williams and we already have a good understanding.

"We know what we expect from each other and we haven't been giving opponents much of a chance.

"I'm sure it will be different at Chelsea with the talent they have in attack but we're targeting four wins from four games.”

Whilst it is still early in the season, if Swansea can scrape a result off of Chelsea, aspirations in Wales will rise and the club will surely start to target a top-four finish.

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