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Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson | Defensemen | #16

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 179

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Martin Olsson, Renato Sanches and Leon Britton have all been ruled out by Paul Clement for the weekend as the trio continue to recover from their various injuries.
Olsson had a scan on his hamstring which revealed a Grade-1 tear, the most minor of the lot, and was expected to remain out this weekend along with Sanches. Britton's absence was a bit of a surprise as he was on track to return in time for the trip to St. Mary's but has picked up an illness. Sam Clucas could fill in at left back for Olsson once again, though Clement has the option of flipping Kyle Naughton to the left side and handing veteran Angel Rangel a rare start, though Rangel himself is not 100% fit. Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:14:00 AM

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Martin Olsson picked up a hamstring injury in the first half of Swansea City's Carabap Cup loss to Manchester United, and the left back is due for a scan to reveal the extent of the injury.

If there was one space on the pitch the Swans cannot afford an injury crisis, it is at left back. Last season, they had several options, with Stephen Kingsley and Neil Taylor providing alternatives to Olsson, but both of those players have since moved on. Olsson is the the only "dedicated" left back currently in the senior team, though the likely band-aid will be to flip Kyle Naughton over to that side of the defensive line, which he has experience doing. Sam Clucas is another unorthodox but potential option. The news does not create any fantasy openings for Swansea, this week anyway, with their trip to Arsenal, but Olsson's absence may be a boon for owners of attacking Gunners.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Martin Olsson has yet to return to training this week following an ankle injury he picked up against Hull City last weekend, making the left-back's availability for tomorrow highly doubtful.

It was a rough Week 28 for the Jacks, as they lost to Hull City, a club chasing them from the relegation zone, while also having a couple of players picking up injuries. While Fernando Llorente was able to shake his problem off, Olsson looks to need more time to recover. Considering he has not been officially ruled out and with the international break to follow the weekend, one would imagine Olsson will be fit in time for Week 30, barring a setback. Olsson has bee a great January signing for Paul Clement, but the manager will likely call upon Stephen Kingsley to deputize this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 06:52:00 AM

Swansea City moved out of the relegation zone after taking all three points from Leicester City with a 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans continue to look a much rejuvenated side under Paul Clement. First half goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson proved enough to secure full points as they grabbed their fourth win with Clement at the helm. Mawson was first strike when hammered a volley past Kasper Schmeichel on 37 minutes, while Olssoon doubled the lead just before half time. Olsson's goal was a work of beauty as Sigurdsson and Llorente linked up to find his overlapping run, before the Swed fired past Schmeichel. The win means Swansea overtake Leicester into 15th place in the table and now sit four points clear of the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Swansea City made their second signing of the January window, bringing in Martin Olsson from Norwich City on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Olsson has been Norwich City's primary left back for the past three and a half seasons, two of those in the top flight, and earned Premier League experience prior to that with Blackburn Rovers. He also has 40 caps for the Swedish national team. The timing of the signing helps buffer the loss of Neil Taylor, who is out for a few weeks from a fractured cheekbone and blocks Stephen Kingsley from deputizing in the mean time. Mired at the bottom of the table and on their third manager of the season, Swansea are making transactions, with Spurs Tom Carroll rumored to be headed for the Liberty Stadium. However, Olsson arguably isn't much of an upgrade to Taylor and they need to set their sights on a high-impact player or two to turn their season around.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 08:29:00 AM

West Ham United have made a £3m bid for Norwich City defender Martin Olsson which has been rejected.

Norwich City were relegated last season and are having a sale of some of their more prominent players. However, with how much players are going for, £3m will not be enough for Olsson. West Ham have the money to spend this summer and may come back with more money for Olsson. If the defender earns a starting spot in the Premier League, he can be a decent late-round pick.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Norwich City could not muster up a second inspired performance in one week, falling to Everton at Goodison Park in a 3-0 loss.

Norwich City still had something to play for on Wednesday during the club's 4-2 win against Watford, but the Canaries were relegated shortly after with Sunderland's win. Sunday's edition of Norwich looked very much resigned to its fate as the club could only manage two shots on target while giving up two goals in the first half to James McCarthy and Leighton Baines. Kevin Mirallas added a third goal just after half-time that seemed to bury the Canaries in a second-to-last-place finish. To make matters worse, Martin Olsson left in just the 10th minute with a leg injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, May 15, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Norwich City earned a massive three points over relegation rival Newcastle thanks to a 93rd-minute goal from Martin Olsson in a 3-2 win.

The Canaries blew two leads in the match, which started with defender Timm Klose scoring his first goal for the club off a Robbie Brady set-piece in the first half. After Newcastle equalized, Norwich City answered right back minutes later with a stunning strike from Dieumerci Mbokani in the 74th minute. But a Gary O'Neil handball inside the box in the 86th minute gifted Newcastle with a penalty kick that Aleksandar Mitrovic silenced into the bottom corner for what seemed to be the final blow. But three minutes into stoppage time, Olsson hit the winner after taking a pass from Jonny Howson at the edge of the box to give Norwich a four-point from the bottom three.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Norwich City manager Alex Neil remains hopeful that left-back Martin Olsson will be ready for the new season after undergoing surgery in May to remedy a persistent shoulder problem.

Olsson has established himself as a first team regular since moving from Blackburn Rovers for $4.5 million 2 years ago and started all but three in the league last season [suspended in August following a push on a referee] and was pivotal in helping the Canaries maintain one of the best defensive records in the division. Olsson also chipped in with a goal plus 5-assists to accompany his 13 clean sheets and the Sweden international could be worth some serious consideration for those looking for a bargain. Norwich entertain Crystal Palace at home in the opener and have a favourable set of fixtures to follow including the likes of Sunderland, Stoke and AFC Bournemouth.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 04:32:00 PM

With Norwich dropping out of the Premier League, there will likely be multiple clubs interested in the services of Martin Olsson and West Ham are the first to be linked.

Any rumors coming out of Upton Park have to be taken with a grain of salt given the chaos surrounding Sam Allardyce's position as the manager. While Olsson would be a solid acquisition that would fit with Big Sam's player profile it isn't clear that that is who will be calling the transfer shots for the Hammers this summer.
Thu, May 22, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Norwich City were able to pull off a surprising 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, providing a glimmer of hope to avoid relegation.

Norwich would need a win over Arsenal next weekend while Sunderland would have to lose both of their remaining games in order for the Canaries to stay up. It is a tall task but Arsenal will not have much to play for having secured 4th place in the table and while Sunderland are much improved of late, consecutive losses would not come as a complete shock. Norwich will know Wednesday night if they will have a chance on Sunday as the Black Cats host West Brom. Martin Olsson provided the closest chance to scoring today, as he broke free into the area only to be taken down by John Terry but no penalty was given. Normally in defense, he played a midfield role today.
Sun, May 4, 2014 01:19:00 PM

Martin Olsson is expected to be available for Norwich's match on Saturday.

Olsson is dealing with a shoulder injury which may require surgery after the season but he is expected to finish off the season first. Olsson is one of the better defenders playing this weekend and Norwich's recent home record suggests he can be a good fantasy option.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Martin Olsson is considered doubtful for Norwich City's clash against Stoke City with a shoulder injury.

The shoulder problem is considered fairly serious and Olsson will have to undergo surgery at the end of the season. The club believes he can play through the problem for the time being and they need him as they find themselves in a relegation battle. If Olsson can play on Saturday, he will be a good option for fantasy managers as he is one of Norwich's better defenders.
Source: Sportsmole
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Norwich City were able to lean on a strong defensive performance to help earn them a point while their attack continued to underperform in a 0-0 affair with Manchester City.

Norwich had a goal waived off in the first half on a Gary Hooper rebound shot but he was ruled offside. The Canaries seemed to pick up on the Sky Blues lack of attacking punch early and focused on possession, but they did not necessarily park the bus. They were gunning for three points and almost got there in the final minutes, but Man City were able to stop the flurry. Martin Olsson now has a clean sheet after supplying an assist last week and is looking the most appealing of any of their defenders. They are level on points now with West Ham United - their next opponent.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 12:42:00 PM