Garry Monk: Swansea City fans have a key part to play against Chelsea
GARRY Monk believes the home crowd will have a key part to play when Swansea City host a Chelsea side primed to attack tonight.
The Blues head to Wales for the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg trailing 2-0 after the sides first met a fortnight ago.
Swansea were in dreamland as Michu and Danny Graham struck at Stamford Bridge, but their club skipper reckons that scoreline has made the return game even tougher.
"We couldn't have asked for the first leg to go any better," said Monk.
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"To go to Stamford Bridge, play against a full Chelsea side and come away with a 2-0 win was fantastic.
"It's something for us to build on.
"But it probably makes our job even harder because they've got nothing to lose now.
"They're going to come at us all guns blazing.
"But I've always said that packed full of Jacks, the Liberty is a tough place for anyone to come."
Monk was an unused substitute in West London and showed his delight at the result from the sidelines.
"I know the history of the club, I've been part of it a long time so when I'm on the bench I'm as much a fan as anyone else," said Monk, who arrived at Swansea back in 2004.
"I'll just have to foul Ash (Ashley Williams) in training and make sure I play in the final if we get there.
"But I'm not thinking too much about that.
"The second leg is going to be really hard, but at least we've got something to hold on to."
Former Southampton defender Monk has made more than 250 appearances for Swansea.
He has played his part in three promotions and now sees Swansea on the verge of a first major cup final appearance.
"I've given up thinking where the limit is, you just need to go with the ride, that's all anybody can do," said Monk.
"Everyone needs to enjoy it while it's happening and hopefully we can keep pushing and pushing season upon season.
"This season has been another improvement so let's not put a cap on it just yet.
"Walking out again at Wembley is the dream, what a treat that would be for everyone.
"But we realise we've got a very hard 90 minutes coming up against the European champions.
"We know exactly what we've got to deal with."