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Wilfried Bony | Forward | #2

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 194

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Wilfried Bony scored for the second consecutive week and the Swans climbed out of the basement with the win over West Brom.
Perhaps there's something magical in the Welsh water that brings out the best in Bony. After years in the wilderness following his big money move t o Manchester City, Bony seems to be rounding back into form. The Swans will still need more from him as they are still lacking potent scoring and creating options. Dec 9 - 12:13 PM

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Swansea managed to avoid losing for the fifth time in succession at home to Bournemouth on Saturday but couldn't find a winning goal.

Wilfried Bony successfully put the ball in the net for the hosts in the first half but his effort was ruled out controversially for an infringement and substitute Leroy Fer should have done a lot better with a fantastic opportunity in the dying embers of the game. The Dutchman's miss may be amongst the worst by the end of the season - he cut in from the left an saw his first shot parried by Begovic only to slice his rebound wide. Bournemouth will be content with 10 points from a possible 12 in their last 4 PL games whilst Swansea needed this victory to ease the pressure on Clement. Josh King looked sprightly all afternoon for the Cherries, creating probably their best chance when Marc Pugh failed to convert fro, his low ball.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 25 - 12:17 PM

Swansea City manager Paul Clement lamented the loss of three injured starters ahead of the weekend match with Arsenal.

Wilfried Bony has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, although he is hopeful for Gameweek 11, while Renato Sanches has also been ruled out after suffering a thigh injury. Further, Martin Olsson looks almost certain to miss out on the weekend as he is set for a scan on his hamstring injury, Clement confirmed. "Wilfried is rehabbing. He is clear of the injury now but he needs to get his fitness up and it’s a matter of how long that will take. He will not be available for the weekend, but we will see for the Brighton game. Renato is not available and I also think next weekend will be a push for him, but he is showing signs of improvement."
Oct 26 - 2:34 PM

Paul Clement is hoping Wilfried Bony can recover in time for their next game after he was forced off at West Ham because of a hamstring injury.

The Swansea boss opted for a slight change in formation at the London Stadium on Saturday following an encouraging second forty-five [versus Watford] seven days earlier which saw Tammy Abraham paired with Bony in attack with Jordan Ayew just in behind. However, Clement was forced into a reshuffle at halftime when Bony complained of muscular discomfort during the break. "It was an injury concern," Clement said in response to questions regarding Bony’s withdrawal. "I don’t know [if] it was just tightness or something more serious [but] it was his hamstring. Wilfried didn’t feel comfortable when he was stretching. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious." The Swans now have a fortnight to regroup before they face Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium in a game already being billed as a relegation six-pointer.
Oct 1 - 4:35 PM

Swansea City wrapped up their transfer market shopping by signing former striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City for a fee of £12m.

The Swans also offloaded Fernando Llorente to Tottenham in the closing hours of deadline day, for virtually the same transfer fee. Bony and the club are hoping to find the form he enjoyed in his first run with the club, when the Ivorian made a name for himself with 16 goals during the 2013/2014 season. It has been a downhill slide since moving to Manchester City though, where he has scored just a handful of goals in the past few years, including a forgettable loan spell with Stoke last season. Llorente's departure will likely see Tammy Abraham continue as the preferred striker for now, but Bony should get a chance to shine at some point. He has boom or bust fantasy potential.
Source: The Sun
Sep 1 - 5:31 AM

Wilfried Bony's loan move to Stoke City has not gone according to plan, and tensions have only flared up this week.

The Ivorian international has not played since the end of December and has not even made the 18-man squad in the last four Premier League matches, leading him to call out manager Mark Hughes. As one of the club's highest-paid players, Bony suggested that his lack of game-time has to do with a failed move to China: "I have asked him and he says I am training well, my attitude is good and I don’t need to change that but why I don’t play, I don’t know...I am not playing for no reason and since he spoke about the Chinese clause in my contract I don't play."
Source: The Mirror
Mar 14 - 8:31 AM

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes confirmed that the club is powerless to stop Wilfried Bony from leaving for China this winter.

The manager acknowledged that there is a clause in the Ivorian's loan deal from Manchester City that would allow him to cut his loan at Stoke short in favor of a move to the Chinese Super League, although Hughes said he doesn't expect that to happen: "I think that may well be true, but a lot of things have come to the fore to make that happen, not least that Wilf needs to want to go himself...Clearly, if his club thought it was a good deal they would try and influence that but I don't anticipate that happening, certainly not in January."
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 07:45:00 AM

Wilfried Bony came alive against Swansea on Monday but it is a sign of better things to come or an outlier?

If you watched the match, or even the highlights, it's hard to escape the conclusion that Bony's breakout performance is down more to good fortune than any real turning of the corner. First, Swansea have only five points through ten matches for a reason, they're not good. Second, the two goals were almost entirely of Joe Allen's making. It would have been harder for Bony to miss them than score them. If Allen and company can continue to serve up such opportunities then Bony will oblige and score them but against stronger opposition the Potters haven't shown great proclivity to do so. If you can pick him up on the extreme cheap then do so. If you can sell on a relative high then you should almost certainly do that.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Wilfried Bony scored a brace in Stoke City's 3-1 win over Swansea City on Monday.

Wilfried Bony highlighted Stoke's victory by scoring twice and winning the Man of the Match honors against his former club Swansea City. Bony, who spent 2013-2015 with Swansea, scored the first goal of the match with a simple finish and headed in a rebound to complete his brace in the 73rd minute. Stoke's third goal was created by Ramadan Sobhy as he forced Swansea into an own goal, while Wayne Routledge netted for Swansea. Stoke were unlucky not to score more as Charlie Adam hit both posts and Marco Arnautovic saw his own strike denied by the framework in the first half. The victory was Stoke's third successive and extended their unbeaten streak to five matches. Stoke now sits in 12th, with 12 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Wilfried Bony continues to struggle for Stoke City even as the Potters picked up a much-needed win in Week 8.

Bony, who many saw as the missing piece at Stoke City in the same way Christian Benteke clearly filled a gap at Crystal Palace, just hasn't worked out so far. You can certainly look at the lack of service without Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay in the line-up as a potential concern but even with Shaqiri back over the past couple of matches, Bony still hasn't looked dangerous. When little Joe Allen is driving for headers and Bony is peeling off, things just aren't right. It's hard to see the situation changing unless and until there is a new mix of talents in the Stoke City squad and that can't happen until January which might be too late for Bony.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Stoke City have beefed up their striker position with the addition of Wilfried Bony, who comes over from Manchester City on a season-long loan.

This could be one of the bigger moves of the day for fantasy teams. While Bony failed to make much of a mark with a big club like Manchester City, he has shown what he can do with a mid-table side after his exploits at Swansea City and the environment at Stoke could be perfect for him to get his career back on track. He should be picked up immediately in draft leagues, and is certainly worth a high waiver claim or a considerable amount of FAAB money. If he can find chemistry with his Potters teammates, it could also raise the value of players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic and perhaps Bojan.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 08:09:00 AM

Stoke City are in talks with Manchester City to have Wilfried Bony join the Potters on a season-long loan.

Bony is reportedly at Stoke's training ground today, so this move looks very close to being confirmed soon. Bony may not have been able to make much of a mark with the Citizens but he displayed too much production in his time at Swansea City to ignore his potential should he move to a club like Stoke, where he would likely be the primary choice at striker and would have some pretty good weapons around to help him like Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri. Mame Biram Diouf would likely become a secondary option on the bench for Mark Hughes should this deal happen, while Peter Crouch, who started last weekend, will move even further down the pecking order as he plays out the twilight of his career.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:21:00 AM

Swansea City continue their search for a much-needed striker to add to their squad and are now approaching Manchester City about the possible acquisition of former Jack, Wilfried Bony.

The Swans are really looking to turn back the clock as they have already expressed publicly the interest in getting Joe Allen back from Liverpool. The Bony-Swansea partnership was nothing short of ideal a few years ago. They brought him in for £12 million fee, he excelled for them and they profited £13 million by selling him to City for £25 million some 18 months ago. Bony's time with the Citizens has not gone well for him. He could only crack the XI under Manuel Pellegrini when Sergio Aguero was injured and, once Kelechi Iheanacho emerged last season, Bony's chances were sliced even thinner. The Swans are hoping to convince City to at least loan Bony back to where he enjoyed so much success, if not, purchase him back outright for a fraction of what they sold him for.
Source: Daily Star
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 04:15:00 AM

Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony seems to have suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a calf injury and will miss the next few weeks.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he does not expect Bony to be available for the club's current busy stretch, which started on Wednesday against Everton in the League Cup semifinals. The Ivorian striker has struggled to stay fit this season after suffering from knocks and muscular problems since September. Despite his inconsistent status, Bony has four Premier League goals this season, mostly filling in during Sergio Aguero's absence. But with Bony out, Kelechi Iheanacho will serve as the club's second-choice forward.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the club won't have Fernandinho, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala available to face Everton on Wednesday in Week 21 action.

Fernandinho and Mangala will each miss the midweek match after picking up muscular injuries. With the duo out, Martin Demichelis is likely to start in defense along with either Fernando or Fabian Delph in central midfield. Kelechi Iheanacho, meanwhile, will serve as Sergio Aguero's backup this week as Bony still needs to recover from a calf injury. However, the manager did say that Yaya Toure and David Silva will each return to the squad after missing the weekend FA Cup match while Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri are long-term injury absentees.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 12:30:00 PM