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Wilfried Bony | Forward

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 176

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Wilfried Bony is in top form and represents a serious difference maker in the Yahoo game due to his low ownership.
For many managers, the forward position is at least two/thirds frozen with Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez providing consistent returns every week and they hurt too much not to own. Sergio Aguero was the third man when he was fit but since he has gone down, the choice to fill the void seems to have come down to opting for one of Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie, but Bony is keeping pace with all these top picks at the moment, with a less than 4% ownership. For managers looking to roll the dice and make up ground on their rivals, Bony might be the answer to your prayers. Dec 15 - 12:25 PM

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Wilfried Bony scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Swans up early against West Ham United, but the Hammers were in control and would score three unanswered as the Swans fell 3-1 at Boleyn Ground.

After a forgettable start to the season in which Bony couldn't find paydirt in the opening six matches, he has now collected half a dozen in 9 weeks, so it is safe to say that he is in top form right now. Swansea didn't look to have much in them to start things as West Ham were on the front foot early and often. Then, an opportunity for a swift counter attack came and a lovely link between Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero, and eventually Bony gave the Swans the intial advantage. They would create a few more chances on the counter throughout the match but could not convert and were simply trying to stave off the barrage of chances West Ham created. Eventually a freed Diafra Sakho would be taken down outside of the 18 yard box by Lukasz Fabianksi, and the Swansea keeper was sent to an early shower. Once the Swans were reduced to 10 men, it was game over. Swansea will look for some positive home cooking next against Spurs.

Wifried Bony scored for the second match on the trot, giving him six on the season, but Crystal Palace would eventually equalize as the two sides would trade blows without a winner for the remainder in a 1-1 final.

A talking point was raised at the beginning of this match that may come as a bit of a surprise to some - Bony has more PL goals in the calendar year than any other player in the league. On the quarter hour mark, he added to his record when Gylfi Sigurdsson fed the Ivorian in the box and Bony through pure strength and precision turned on a dime and slotted the ball home. Bony and Siggy were linking up and creating chances throughout the match but the lone goal would be all they could muster. Credit to Palace for going toe-to-toe and getting a tough road point after falling behind. The Swans will turn around and play a much leakier QPR defense on Tuesday.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 29 - 11:58 AM

Swansea took an early lead thanks to a goal from Wilfired Bony, but Manchester City would eventually come from behind to win as they defeat the Swans 2-1.

Nathan Dyer was given a chance in the starting XI again and the choice didn't take long to pay off as he flicked the ball over defenders to find Bony who finished from point blank range. The last three gameweeks were always going to be tough with matches against Everton, Arsenal and City, but the Swans gained a respectable four points and now have a lovely run of fixtures to come. Bony may be due for a cluster of goals in that time - after failing to score in Swansea's first seven games, he then clustered four together over the next three, so it appears his goals may be coming in bunches this season, meaning today's tally may point to a very productive next few weeks for him.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 22 - 12:44 PM

Wilfried Bony scored a brace to help Swansea to a much needed 2-0 win over Leicester City.

The Swansea striker was a workhorse today and impressed with his skillful finishing. He now has four goals in his last three matches and is leading Swansea to a solid Premier League campaign that sees them in sixth place right now with 14 points. Gylfi Sigurdsson was dangerous for Swansea but had to leave the pitch with an injury in the second half. He did pick up an assist beforehand. Leicester, on the other hand, didn't play well and have slowed down considerably after a hot start to the season. They continued their poor away form and find themselves with only one goal in four matches away from home.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 25 - 2:34 PM

Wilfried Bony got Swansea City on the scoreboard first by converting a penalty near the game's half hour mark, but Stoke City would eventually score twice unanswered to come from behind and win 2-1.

Ryan Shawcross got charged with tackling Bony in the box and was issues a yellow card for his efforts. Bony then stepped up to take a penalty, one of several this gameweek, and converted. Stoke were given a penalty themselves to level the match, but the foul on Victor Moses looked more like a player going to ground on his own power. The call turned the tide in the match and Swansea would eventually concede the game-winner to the Potters. After a strong start to the season, the Swans are on a five game run without a win but will have a chance to break the streak next weekend at home against Leicester City.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 19 - 1:15 PM

After finally scoring his first league goal of the season in Swansea City's last match, Wilfried Bony looks poised to return to the form last season that made him one of the league's best strikers.

Bony has plenty of catching up to do to match his 17 goal tally from last season but he has time. Luckily for the Swans his lack of scoring hasn't been detrimental to their cause, they currently sit comfortably at fifth in the table. In hindsight, the Swans may have done good business to take one of the many attractive offers sent their way for the rights to Bony over the summer. Still, his early season struggles look to be behind him. His last match was also the first this season in which he completed 90 minutes, so his health may have been to blame until now.
Oct 16 - 12:51 PM

Wilfried Bony was sent off during Swansea's 1-0 loss to Southampton.

Bony was supposed to be a great fantasy play this weekend but the striker got himself recklessly sent off after receiving a second yellow. Bony will now miss the next match with a suspension, putting more pressure on Gylfi Sigurdsson to create and score. Swansea started the season red hot but have cooled down after losing their last two matches. They now sit in fifth place with nine points but are bound to go down by the time the weekend finishes.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 20 - 12:21 PM

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

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