Next Match: away to Aston Villa, December 28
Europe: UEFA Europa League (Round of 32)
Manager Michael Laudrup hopes Swansea can take the positives from the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea into Saturday's trip to Aston Villa. Eden Hazard's first-half goal gave Chelsea the win in a match which saw Swans goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel deny Samuel Eto'o either side of half-time. Swans play their second game in 48 hours at Villa and Laudrup is buoyed by the fact his side remained in contention until the end. He said: "It's never good to lose a game, but once again to be in there until the last second I'm satisfied with that. Overall it's okay. Now that positive thing we have to bring on to the next, which now is a very important one for us, as it is for Aston Villa."