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Wilfried Bony | Forward

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

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Wilfried Bony went off after 25 minutes with a hamstring injury in City's nil-nil draw at Villa Park.
The injury leaves City perilously thin at forward with Sergio Aguero already out injured. Jesus Navas replaced Bony in the Villa match but playing without a recognized forward likely contributed to City's inability to press the possession advantage they enjoyed against the Premier League's bottom club. Kelechi Iheahacho may get a start or more if Bony can't recover in time for City's next league match in two weeks after the international break. Nov 8 - 10:37 AM

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Wilfried Bony will be unavailable for the Manchester derby.

A twisted knee / ankle will keep Wilfried Bony sidelined and with attacking teammate Stevan Jovetic [ankle] also struggling Pellegrini has limited options up front. The Chilean may decide to revert back to his preferred 4-5-1 allowing Aguero to spearhead the attack but the diminutive striker has failed to register a goal in his last 6 competitive games spanning 553 minutes. Otherwise City will persist with Edin Dzeko and hope the Bosnian can add to his 4 career goals already at Old Trafford. Vincent Kompany will be assessed on Saturday after suffering from a tight hamstring at Selhurst Park "if he can’t play, we have a squad" confirmed Pellegrini. Eliaquim Mangala will be readied to come in.
Apr 10 - 6:03 PM

City have effectively extinguished all hope of regaining their Premier League title as Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko struggled to breakdown a solid defensive unit while Wilfried Bony was conspicuous in his absence after a training ground injury ruled the Ivorian out of the trip to Selhurst Park.

City dominated the game in terms of possession registering the highest away percentage [75] in the Premier League for over three years but rarely was Speroni called into action as the misfiring Sergi Aguero made it 556 minutes without a goal while strike partner Dzeko lasted a little over an hour before being replaced after another disappointing performance. The loss of Bony to an ankle injury on Sunday now makes the Ivorian a doubt for the upcoming derby at Old Trafford and City must avoid defeat to ensure they remain in touch for a European place having dropped to fourth while the pressure is mounting on coach Manuel Pellegrini who is at risk of being sacked.
Apr 7 - 8:44 AM

Wilfried Bony is confident of resuming his regular goalscoring form once he settles in at Manchester City.

Bony was a £25million January signing and so a lot is expected, but the Ivorian is yet to find the net for his new club and missed two good chances against Leicester in Week 28. However, Bony has come through mini-droughts in the past and says he feels confident that the goals will start flowing once he develops a better understanding with his team mates. Until that happens - and until he's being picked regularly over Edin Dzeko - the Ivorian is probably best avoided for fantasy purposes for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 9 - 7:22 AM

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to freshen up his line-up after back to back defeats for Manchester City.

Pellegrini will be hoping to forget Sundays’ disappointment and get his title challenge back on track and realistically City can ill-afford any further slip-ups. Wilfried Bony is still waiting for his first start since joining from Swansea but with Edin Dzeko scoring in back-to-back game weeks the Bosnian looks to be the preferred strike partner of Sergio Aguero on current form. Other possible changes are likely to occur at full-back where Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna could be swapped for Zabaleta and Kolarov while Eliaquim Mangala may step aside for Martin Demichelis. In midfield Jesus Navas, James Milner and Fernando all have a case but realistically only Fernandinho is at risk unless the Chilean coach reverts back to his preferred 4-5-1 formation.

Wilfried Bony will be on Manchester City's squad list for gameweek 26.

Manchester City face Newcastle United this weekend and Pellegrini stated in the presser today that "Wilfried is an important player - he’s on the squad list for tomorrow." We don't know if Bony will start, but there is a chance that he gets the nod next to Sergio Aguero. Manchester City have played with two strikers before and they could do it again versus a lesser opposition in Newcastle. If he starts, Bony will be a great option at an affordable price, but he's too risky to use in the Yahoo! game due to uncertainty of the situation.
Feb 20 - 7:42 PM

Wilfried Bony has officially completed his long-rumored move from Swansea City to Manchester City.

The move certainly shores up what was an area of concern for the Manchester City squad after Bony returns from the African Cup of Nations. What it does to his fantasy value is another question entirely. If Sergio Aguero continues to miss time due to injuries then Bony could be a huge success. There is also the possibility of Bony partnering Aguero which could see him maintain his current value more or less. The concern would be if Bony is only a sporadic starter with City continuing to use a formation featuring only a single forward (presumably a healthy Aguero).
Jan 14 - 1:41 PM

Manchester City are in advanced talks with Swansea City to sign star striker Wilfried Bony for a transfer fee estimated to eclipse £30m.

Bony finished the 2014 calendar year the top goal scorer in the top flight and Swansea now look poised to turn quite a profit on the Ivorian, who was brought to Liberty Stadium at a £12m fee and now looks to require upwards of £45m for City to get their hands on him. They have a natural replacement in Bafetimbi Gomis who has seen limited action due to Bony's presence but will now be a major figure in the Swans' attack. For less than 5m in the Yahoo game, he could be a second half bargain should he round into form. The Swans will theoretically have enough cash to sign another forward to back up Gomis plus plenty left over to pursue perhaps a high impact midfielder or defender. Michu is still Swansea property as well but it remains to be seen if the club are looking ahead to next year with him in their plans.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 6 - 12:33 PM

Wilfried Bony did not get the start for Garry Monk today but he made the most of his twenty minute shift by scoring the equalizer for Swansea City in stoppage time and rescuing a point in the 1-1 draw at Loftus Road.

The top scorer of the top flight in 2014 got the new year started off right with his last minute strike. Ki Sung-Yueng created the chance and fed the strong Ivorian in the box who took his customary turn and strike that whizzed passed the QPR defense before they knew what happened. It has been a frustrating month for Bony investors though as he was benched for two of the three fixtures between Boxing Day and New Year's and now he is about to leave the continent to play for Ivory Coast in the ACON tournament. Then it will be a question of whether he will need more rest when he returns.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 1 - 12:24 PM

Wilfried Bony is tipped for a big week as Swansea face Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea boss Garry Monk sprung a surprise against Hull City in Week 17 by giving Wilfried Bony a rest, but that just means the Ivorian striker will be fresh and ready to go against Aston Villa on Friday. Bony is the top goal-scoring Premier League player in 2014 and he’ll be keen to end a terrific year with a bang over the festive period before heading off the the African Cup of Nations in January.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 07:49:00 AM

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.

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.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:58:00 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
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:44:00 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
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 02:34:00 PM