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Laudrup warns Swansea City not to get carried away

Chelsea's Nascimento Ramires (left) and Swansea City's Itay Shechter battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has told his players to remain focused after impressing against the Premier League's top sides.

The Swans rounded off an impressive 7 days by snatching a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with European Champions Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Laudrup's men had previously lost to league Champions Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium before knocking Liverpool, and former manager Brendan Rodgers, out of the Capital One cup with a thrilling 3-1 victory at Anfield on Wednesday

Although the former Barcelona and Real Madrid star says his side must not get carried away when they face Southampton at St. Marys this Saturday.

(We) have to play Southampton away next, and to me that is very important.

There is not the same spotlight and maybe some will call us favourites. That is another kind of game.

Because we play well against the top teams it doesn't give any indication of what we will do.

– Michael Laudrup, Swansea City Manager

The Swans will be waiting on the fitness of central defender Chico after the Spaniard missed the match with Chelsea with a dead leg.

Swansea City remain 11th in the Premier League after nearest rivals Liverpool and Newcastle United could only manage a 1-1 draw on Sunday.