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No target for Williams

Swansea captain Ashley Williams is refusing to set a points target in the battle for Premier League survival.

The Swans lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea on Sunday and are now just three points above the drop zone with 33 points after Fulham and Cardiff City both won on Saturday.

The Welsh club have four games remaining, starting with Saturday's match at Newcastle followed by home fixtures against Aston Villa and Southampton and then another trip north to Sunderland.

"It's impossible to know what we require because of what a strange season it has been, both at the top and the bottom," Williams said.

"It is different to normal seasons as everyone is still in the mix. But we really need points.

"You always look at other results. That is normal, we are like anyone.

"You knew a day like Saturday was going to happen because teams are not going to keep losing every week.

"That day came and we knew this would be tough, but we have to concentrate on ourselves and if you are going to be in a relegation battle I would prefer to be in our position with points on the board."

Swansea have collected just nine points from a possible 30 since Garry Monk took on the club's head coach role in early February following manager Michael Laudrup's departure.

"It's just so bizarre," Williams added. "We train well, we set up well, we go out and do well most of the time and we create chances.

"I don't know. We are here and that is it. We have to fight, to keep working, but I am sure we will be okay with the fight we have shown and the people we have in the dressing room.

"We can't keep playing well for long periods of games and not win."