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Jack Cork | Midfielder | #4

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 154

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Burnley was overrun early but goals by Jack Cork and Sam Vokes led the Clarets to a 2-1 win.
Without Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Burnley lacked the spark in attack. An early Chris Wood goal was waved off due to offsides and from there, Watford piled the pressure on. But Nick Pope stood tall to ensure that his team would have a chance. In the 61st minute, Watford got ahead via Roberto Pereyra but Sean Dyche had something up his sleeve. Secret weapon Sam Vokes came on and with his first touch drew Burnley level with a header. Three minutes later, Jack Cork headed home a ball that was kept alive by Kevin Long to keep Burnley’s dream season alive. Apr 7 - 2:15 PM

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Burnley have agreed to a deal with Swansea City that will see Jack Cork join the Clarets on a 4-year contract for a fee of around £10m.

Cork knew the writing was on the wall regarding his future with Swansea after the signing of Roque Mesa, saying the club "just signed someone in the same position, we had a lot of midfielders and it was going to be a difficult year." While Cork is a solid defensive midfielder, he offers forward threat in comparison to Mesa, so they potentially have upgraded a position while making a profit at the same time. Meanwhile, the Clarets have money to spend since parting ways with Michael Keane and Cork should be one of a few signings in store this summer. Burnley, of course are short one midfielder with the departure of Joey Barton. He will compete for playing time in the middle of the park with Jeff Hendrick and Steven Defour. Cork has no fantasy value in the FPL format, but could be useful in other formats if he nails down a role as a regular starter.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 03:46:00 AM

Swansea City is starting to come healthy again just in time for the final run-in in its desperate chase to avoid relegation.

The Swans currently sit two points behind Hull City in the final relegation place. Ahead of the weekend clash with Manchester United, manager Paul Clement confirmed that Martin Olsson, Jack Cork and Leroy Fer are all participating in training as of Friday: "Martin Olsson has made good progress and he should join training tomorrow. Leroy got a dead leg and it has kept him out of training but he is also back tomorrow. Jack Cork has had a full week. So they are all in contention, we have to make an assessment of the physical work they have put in as to whether they start or are on the bench. We are almost at full strength."
Source: Wales Online
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 12:33:00 AM

Paul Clement confirms midfielder Jack Cork will not be fit to line-up against his former club at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has played in every game since the Swansea Head Coach was appointed back in January, but Cork has failed to recover from a sprained ankle despite a week of intensive treatment. "Jack isn’t going to be fit and that’s disappointing," said Clement. "He could be out for two weeks from the time he suffered the injury, but he has got a chance for Stoke." His absence affords an opportunity for another midfielder to come in, and Leon Britton is favourite to earn a recall following his timely recovery from a hamstring problem which has kept him out of the last three matches. Jay Fulton might come under consideration while Clement also added he may contemplate a "change in shape" for a game the Jacks can ill-afford to lose.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Swansea were beaten at West Ham to remain in the bottom three, but Paul Clement can at least take heart from the fact that little has changed around them following Hull’s defeat at the Etihad and Middlesbrough’s draw with Burnley.

Finding themselves 1-0 down at the break, Clement decided to roll the dice making two changes in the hope of improving upon a dour opening forty-five minutes. Fernando Llorente was back after recovering from a recent ankle injury while Luciano Narsingh came on for the disappointing Routledge. "When you have seven games to go and you are in a real battle for survival, you expect the basics to be done a lot better than we did them today. I can only assume it’s anxiety that’s caused that to happen, along with the fact that we put in a massive effort physically against Spurs in midweek and then had the heartbreak at the end." Swansea were then forced into their final substitution with a third of the game remaining after Jack Cork rolled his ankle, the extent of which is currently unknown.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Swansea City's bid to turn their season around hit a speed bump today as they were eventually blown away by Arsenal in a 0-4 loss.

The Swans were looking to build off a rare win they earned in Week 20 but it was not to be against an Arsenal side that had too much talent to contain over 90 minutes. The first 45 minutes belonged to Swansea and despite failing to get a goal from their efforts, they looked poised for an upset, with Kyle Naughton coming closest to finding an opener. The wheels came off when they conceded just before the break though. Then, in the second half, the Swans received the dubious distinction of giving up two own goals in the same game, a feat not seen in the PK in five years. Jack Cork was credited with the first, while Naughton turned in the second. Clement has a real challenge ahead as today marks the beginning of a brutal stretch in Swansea's schedule.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Holding midfielders generally do not make good fantasy assets but Jack Cork proved last season that he is one of the better ones.

To add to the four goals he scored, a nice total for the position he plays, Cork was good for a couple intercepted passes per match, as well as contributing with winning fouls and winning tackles. He seemed to fit in with Swansea immediately after moving over from Southampton in January and figures to be a regular in Garry Monk's XI next season. He will likely never become a premium fantasy player, but for those needing to fill out their Week 1 rosters with a cheap 5th midfielder, you could do a lot worse.
Source: Who Scored
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Jack Cork has been a revelation for Swansea City since his transfer from Southampton in January, and is still a cheaper fantasy option than most of his teammates, though that may not last much longer.

We began monitoring Cork and pointing out his production a month ago, and since then, he has continued to thrive both in reality with a Man of the Match award and in fantasy. His past four starts have garnered scores of 15, 10, 14 and 6 in the Yahoo game. Incredibly, he could have been owned for under 6m at the beginning of that run, but his current 8.96m price is still extremely good value for his output. With only a minuscule .55% ownership right now, he is a fantastic difference maker if you find your XI every week to be too similar to your rivals.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Jack Cork had his best performance of the season, both in fantasy and reality, as Swansea City continue to find results with a 0-1 win over Burnley.

Cork was vital to the cause today, intercepting five passes, drawing five fouls, and was behind the shot that rattled off the bar and subsequently went off Kieran Trippier for an own goal that would win the match. Cork actually didn't get any compensation for aiding in the only goal of the match in fantasy terms, but it did not prevent him from having one of the better rounds of any midfielder in the league with 15 fantasy points. Expect his below 6m price to skyrocket. Garry Monk has done a fantastic job at the helm and deserves more praise from the media for his work.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Jack Cork has thrived in Garry Monk's XI, helping Swansea City to some positive results, and it is beginning to translate to fantasy production.

Cork has slotted straight into a defensive midfield role, putting up nine points last weekend versus Manchester United. He has a knack for winning fouls, which he was able to do five times against the Red Devils and is the sort of stat that shouldn't be dependent on fixtures. Currently available for 5.6m, his price should steadily rise as we play out the final third of the season.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Swansea have agreed to terms with Southampton for the purchase of defensive midfielder Jack Cork.

More shrewd and probably wise dealings from the brass at the Liberty Stadium as they were able to acquire Cork for a discount as his contract with the Saints was to run out this summer. Cork was always battling for pitch time but found himself third in the pecking order behind Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama. He should eventually unseat veteran Leon Britton to partner Ki Sung-Yueng in the double pivot behind Gylfi Sigurdsson. Southampton actually host Swansea on Sunday, so it will be interesting to see if Cork will be available or if Southie may make the deal with the caveat that Cork can not be used against them on Sunday.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Southampton Manager Ronald Koeman has issued an ultimatum to Jack Cork whose contract will expire at the end of the season.

Southampton has been very savvy in the transfer market but they are facing yet another difficult situation with Jack Cork. The 25-year-old Chelsea youth product has been with the Saints as either a loanee or a full member of the squad since 2008 and made more than 150 appearances for the club. Despite that tenure, the Saints may be forced to cash in on their player rather than lose him for nothing in the Summer if he doesn't agree to a new deal in the next two weeks. Cork could be an interesting bargain target for a number of mid-table and lower clubs if he chooses not to sign.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 11:43:00 AM

Injury problems are beginning to mount for Ronald Koeman as Southampton are beaten by a last-gasp Alexis Sanchez winner at the Emirates on Wednesday.

Having already lost Morgan Schneiderlin to a hip problem on Sunday [for around two weeks] his replacement Jack Cork suffered an ankle injury midway through the first half which forced the youngster off – he was later seen boarding the team bus in a protective cast. Cork will have a scan on Thursday to determine the extent of the problem and he will be joined by fellow Saint Toby Alderweireld who was unable to continue on 84 minutes because of a hamstring strain leaving Southampton with only ten men. And finally to further compound matters Dusan Tadic was withdrawn because of a knock although the problem is only thought to be minor – partly due to fatigue – the extra days rest should mean the midfielder is okay to face Manchester United on Monday.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Jack Cork returned from injury and started Southampton's match against Tottenham over the weekend.

Cork was considered a big doubt to play against the Spurs but he made a return and it didn't seem like the ankle was bothering him. He played well but a late yellow card capped his fantasy output to just three points. Cork shouldn't be on any fantasy teams despite being an important part of Southampton's midfield.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Jack Cork and Victor Wanyama are still out for Southampton.

Cork is struggling with an ankle injury and Wanyama is dealing with a knock. Jack Cork is expected back next weekend and there is no timetable for Wanyama. It's also uncertain who gets the starting spot when both are healthy. Wanyama was the clear favorite early in the season but Cork played extremely well in his absence and there is no clarity at the moment. Overall, it's a situation to the avoid for now.
Source: DailyEcho
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 02:37:00 PM