Swansea skipper Jack Cork believes the Swans find it easier to perform to their best when they come up against one of the Premier League’s big boys.
The Swans were forced to settle for a point after Diego Costa’s late equaliser handed Chelsea a controversial point in a 2-2 draw at the Liberty on Sunday.
But Cork was happy to welcome the point after defeats to Hull and Leicester, and ahead of a daunting run of league fixtures.
The Swans travel to Southampton on Sunday before home games against Manchester City and Liverpool and a trip to Arsenal.
But Cork said: “Playing against the bigger teams seems to suit us better.
“I think it’s because the pressure comes off us.
“This was always going to be a tough period, but if we can get a few points from these next few tough games it will be a big bonus for the games after.
“We showed a bit of passion and fight in the second half and, hopefully, that’s what we can produce for the rest of the season.
“We needed to get going after Hull and Leicester and not lose three on the bounce.
“We played without any fear in the second half and showed that we can play better.”