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Wilfried Bony | Forward

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 176

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Swansea's Wilfried Bony could open his 2014/15 goalscoring account against Burnley this weekend.
Swansea have done well to hold on to Bony over the summer and assuming they can keep him past 31st August (transfer deadline day) the striker will be key to ensuring Garry Monk's side avoid any sort of relegation battle. He put in a slightly disappointing display against Manchester United but we're tipping him to have a much bigger impact at home to Burnley. Aug 22 - 4:33 AM

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Garry Monk shuffled his formation to hand Wilfried Bony and Bafetimi Gomis each a start up top, but the results were less than desirable as Swansea fall to Villareal 0-3.

Monk stated recently that he expects Gylfi Sigurdsson to be able to play anywhere, rather than the Icelander's preference of occupying the middle, and today he put that statement into motion by positioning Sigurdsson out wide and using two strikers. The plan did not work. What's more, the defense looked shoddy. With the window open a few more weeks, one wonders if Swansea would be better off cashing in on Bony now, sticking to a lone striker, and using the funds from Bony's sale to bolster other areas.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 9 - 2:13 PM

Swansea City have signed French international striker Bafetimi Gomis to a four year contract.

Gomis can offer a viable replacement for Wilfried Bony should Bony move on to a bigger club. He is a few years older than Bony but still in his 20s so he is still in his prime. He arrives from Lyon where he scored 62 goals in 172 appearances over the course of five seasons, good for roughly 12 goals a season. While that kind of production may not live up to what Bony would offer, if Michu can have a bounce back season, the Swans may be a solid mid table side again.
Jun 28 - 10:52 AM

Wilfried Bony scored a goal in Ivory Coast's 1-2 loss to Greece.

Bony's goal looked like it would do the trick for the Ivory Coast, as all they needed was a draw in this match to make it to the round of 16. That wasn't the case, as Greece were given a penalty in stoppage time that sent them through to the next round. The call for the penalty was questionable. Greece hadn't scored a goal in this tournament before today and they are going into the next round with a goal difference of negative two goals. No other team has qualified for the round of 16 in this World Cup with a negative goal difference. Greece face Costa Rica in the next round.
Source: FIFA
Jun 24 - 6:07 PM

Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba's substitution into the match ignited a spark for what had been a dormant attack for the Ivory Coast and they proceeded to score twice in two minutes to defeat into a 2-1 victory.

Drogba did not score or assist either goal but his influence was felt and the resulting scores were no coincidence. Both headers were from crosses delivered by Ligue 1 phenom Serge Aurier, the first to Swansea City's Wilfried Bony, the next to ex-Arsenal winger Gervinho. Ivory Coast join Colombia with three points but the South American side have the goal difference on their side as they face each other next.
Jun 14 - 11:02 PM

Wilfried Bony is reportedly only going to be sold if Swansea receive an "astronomical" fee in exchange.

Bony had a good season for Swansea and Garry Monk seems to be content with his striker. Reports have come up linking Bony with Arsenal and Everton, but it's unknown how likely either is to spend big bucks on the Ivory Coast striker. Bony scored five goals in Swansea's final four matches of the season and ended up with 17 goals on the season. He finished seventh in fantasy scoring among forwards and will be a hot commodity in fantasy leagues next season.
Source: Express
May 14 - 7:44 PM

Wilfried Bony capped off a fantastic first season of Premier League play by supplying a goal and an assist in Swansea City's 1-3 victory over Sunderland.

Swansea were finding themselves in bit of danger entering the final month of the season, but Bony and at times Jonjo Shelvey, did enough throughout the year to score goals and keep the Welsh side in the top flight while neighbor Cardiff head back to the championship. He finished with 17 goals and 4 assists, filling the void left by a virtually invisible Michu. Hopefully the pair can share time on the pitch next season to show how lethal they can be in tandem. Marvin Emnes also contributed a goal and an assist in what was easily his most productive game during his loan spell from Middlesbrough.
May 11 - 1:01 PM

Wifried Bony continued his productive first season in the Premier League by scoring his 12th and 13th goals of the season to help Swansea City defeat Newcastle United 1-2, and earn three crucial points in the process.

While Swansea City have had a rough go of it in the league, Bony has developed nicely and has picked up the slack at the scoring end this season left by Michu, who missed out due to injury again. One can only imagine how the two could work together when both are fully fit. After conceding the opening goal, the Swans leveled just before halftime as Bony showed his power in the air with a strong header resulting from a Ben Davies corner. Then with a draw looking imminent in second half stoppage time, Marvin Emnes closed in on Newcastle's goal only to be brought down by Cheik Tiote for a penalty which Bony converted smoothly. Swansea are six points clear with a comfortable goal difference and should be safe to stay up for another season.
Apr 19 - 12:19 PM

Wilfried Bony's powerful first half header plus Mathieu Flamini's late own goal saw Swansea gain a valuable point in the battle to stay up in the Premier League.

Swansea were the better team for most of the match at the Emirates on Tuesday. They frustrated Arsenal's attack and managed to soak up a rare possession deficit. Wilfried Bony even managed to score an early headed goal from a Neil Taylor cross. Swansea stumbled for two minutes and saw Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud score in quick succession in the 73rd and 74th minutes. All looked lost until a Wojciech Szczesny save deflected off of Mathieu Flamini and into the Arsenal net for the final 2-2 scoreline. Michu started his first match in a long time but didn't appear to be back to last season's form.

Swansea City gave Everton all they could handle but would eventually come up short in a 3-2 loss at Goodison Park.

The result wasn't there for the Swans but there were signs of encouragement in their attack. Unfortunately, the Chico foul that awarded Everton a penalty early on helped the Toffees stay out of reach in the end. Swansea would level at 1-1, thanks to Wilfried Bony, who seems to have a nose for the net in fixtures that are deemed difficult by most, as he notched his 11th league goal. Everton would then score twice unanswered to seemingly put the game to bed, but a late set piece got them back in it as Pablo Hernandez curled a corner into the box and Ashley Williams smashed it home with his head. It proved to be too little, too late. Michu began the game on the bench but looked lively in his twenty minute run out to finish the match.
Mar 22 - 1:36 PM

Swansea City erased a two goal deficit and would level the match after falling behind a second time, but they could not keep pace with Liverpool for the full 90 minutes in a 4-3 loss.

In a contest filled with one exciting goal after another, one could argue the first Swansea goal from Jonjo Shelvey was the most admirable. After falling behind 2-0 on twenty minutes, the Swans began their comeback when Nathan Dyer sprinted across the top of the box and delivered a crisp pass to Shelvey who executed a brilliant one-touch rising effort for his 5th goal of the season. Wilfried Bony had the better fantasy day however, bagging his third brace of the season, though the first one he was credited looked to take a significant deflection off of martin Skrtel before finding the net. It was a fine performance from the Swans attack, and their assets in fantasy should not be ignored in favorable matchups, especially when Michu returns.
Feb 23 - 10:49 AM

Swansea City continued to struggle with another loss today, this time on the road against West Ham United despite a man advantage for the final half hour, in a 2-0 final.

Just one point gained from their last six league games, Swansea are in serious trouble. Despite the man advantage, they could not translate their midfield possession game into a successful attacking game in the final third. Wilfried Bony had one good chance in the first half, but a key tackle by James Tompkins kept the striker from getting off a clean shot. The Swans host Cardiff next in a game that will be looked at as a must win for Michael Laudrup.
Feb 1 - 10:09 AM

With a rash of injuries throughout the squad, Swansea City could not handle a stronger Spurs side and they continued their poor run of form with a 1-3 loss to Tottenham.

It is hard to believe the shape of things at Liberty Stadium compared to a year ago, when Michael Laudrup guided the Swans to European competition. However, with the extra European commitments and a plethora of injured stars, Swansea are reeling now and need to turn things around fast lest they face relegation. They played on equal footing with Spurs for the first half hour but were eventually stretched, and supporters watched in agony when Jonjo Shelvey limped off in the second half. Wilfried Bony was a bright side yet again, looking sharp when attacking the net, and his efforts were validated with a consolation goal.
Jan 19 - 10:38 AM

Wilfried Bony scored twice for Swansea City but it was not enough to get a positive result at home, as they dropped points to Manchester City in a 2-3 final.

Bony looked as sharp as he ever has since his arrival to Wales, giving Vincent Kompany and the rest of Manchester City's defense fits all afternoon. Both scores came in stoppage time, one in each half. The first was created from a Jonathan de Guzman cross that found Bony for a simple header, the latter came when the Sky Blues were in control with a two goal advantage late on, as he sent a nasty 25 yard screamer into the far corner. Bony has all the physical attributes you want in a striker and can be in the conversation as a 3rd forward option, but the Swans travel to Old Trafford next so investment may need to be put on hold.
Jan 1 - 10:08 AM

Swansea City have been given a major fitness boost as Wifried Bony, Angel Rangel and Michel Vorm are all in the squad as they travel to Switzerland to take on St. Gallen tomorrow evening.

Only time will tell if the trio will even feature in the Europa match, let alone start. The Vorm inclusion is especially puzzling as the Dutch international was thought to be over a knee problem, but the injury cropped up again and he didn't start Monday night. Forty-eight hours later he is apparently fine....again. Even if Vorm starts tonight, there are too many question marks surrounding his injury to invest. Otherwise, the preferred XI is nearing full strength, making someone like Michu a nice prospect as the Swans travel to Norwich City.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:34:00 PM