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Jonjo Shelvey | Midfielder | #33

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 154

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Newcastle United have acquired Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.
Shelvey makes it the second signing in 24 hours for the Tyneside club, having acquired fellow midfielder Henri Saivet earlier. Shelvey enjoyed his share of ups and downs while with Swansea. He was integral in some of their wins and became the first for the club to play as an English international. Conversely, he has shown to have disciplinary issues on the pitch and can become invisible at times. He will most certainly partner Jack Colback in central midfield. He has carried fantasy relevance in the past, more so in draft and salary leagues than the FPL format. Cheik Tiote and Vurnon Anita fall down the depth chart, but neither have ever been fantasy prospects. Jan 12 - 1:17 PM

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Newcastle United has entered a £10m bid for the transfer of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City.

Shelvey has drawn interest around the league as a decreased amount of playing time has sparked a falling out with the Swans. It was reported earlier last week that Crystal Palace were readying a bid and that Swansea were looking for a £10m bid, and now they have it from the Magpies. Shelvey wouldn't exactly be heading to a great situation - Newcastle are in the relegation zone and playing in northern England isn't exactly appealing to the typical footballer, but he would certainly be a regular in Steve McClaren's side, who are looking to bolster the squad with the pending acquisition of Henri Saivet from Bordeaux.
Source: Telegraph
Jan 12 - 1:51 AM

Crystal Palace are readying a bid for Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey with hopes of completing a transfer before the end of the month.

Shelvey has fallen out of favor at Swansea after being left out of the squad to face Manchester United last weekend and being subbed off after just 56 minutes against Crystal Palace the week before. But Alan Pardew reportedly wants a move for the midfielder in the hopes of pairing him with Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur in central midfield. Swansea City is valuing Shelvey at £10 million and could be tempted into a move if Crystal Palace are up to the valuation.
Source: Telegraph
Jan 5 - 11:49 AM

Jonjo Shelvey missed his third straight match on Saturday—his second due to a calf injury—as Swansea City has yet to earn a point without its midfield leader.

There is no timetable for Shelvey's return as the club revealed he suffered a calf injury after missing the club's Week 14 match due to yellow-card accumulation. Interim manager Alan Curtis decided to switch things up to account for Shelvey's absence in his first match since Garry Monk's dismissal. Jack Cork, Ki Sung-yeung and Leon Britton all started in central midfield while Andre Ayew played up top with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge flanking him in a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Manchester City.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Jonjo Shelvey was instrumental in Swansea City's comeback to earn a point against AFC Bournemouth last weekend, but he will miss the trip to Liverpool in Week 14 after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season.

If it weren't for Shelvey's goal and assist that erased a two goal deficit for the Swans, they would certainly be missing the point they earned in their last match as they continue to struggle mightily. Now, he misses his chance to build on his form against his former club. Leon Britton earned a rare start in the last match as Garry Monk attempted to shake things up to little effect, so it will likely be he or Jack Cork to partner Ki Sung-Yueng in the two defensive midfield positions against the Reds. Cork has carried some fantasy relevance before but without certainty of a start along with the Swans current form, any Shelvey replacement would not be a wise fantasy play.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:55:00 AM

Swansea City earned a point after erasing a two goal deficit, thanks to a goal and assist from Jonjo Shelvey in a 2-2 final against AFC Bournemouth.

Garry Monk rang in the changes for the Swans to try and stop the bleeding of form over the past two months, with Kyle Bartley, Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge and Eder all handed starts. The result was not very good as they found themselves down two goals early to a struggling Cherries attack. They did come back quickly though. Two minutes after conceding the second goal, Shelvey found Andre Ayew who turned the ball in with a splendid back heel finish. Shelvey then equalized before the break from the penalty spot to bring the Liberty Stadium crowd back to life after Ayew drew the foul. The party ended there however, as a quiet second half saw the comeback fizzle. It is Murphy's Law for the Welsh club right now, and Monk's seat is getting hotter by the minute.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey is not making headlines the way his teammates have during Swansea's impressive first two weeks of the season, but he is quite involved in their attacking success.

Shelvey has notched one assist thus far but it could easily be more as he is currently tied for the league lead in assists-on-shots, with nine so far. Add in the six shots he has taken himself and you are looking at fifteen opportunities in two matches to come away with a goal or an assist. If he has matured mentally from his previous seasons, he could be in for his best year yet. His problem has always been his inconsistency. When he plays poorly, it is very apparent. Still, there is reason for optimism for draft owners.
Source: Fantrax
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Swansea City are reporting that midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new four year contract to stay with the Welsh club.

Shelvey, who has had moments of brilliance and moments that were anything but since arriving at the Liberty Stadium, often in the same match, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club through at least the 2018-2019 season. A combination of having made his debut at a young age at a high profile club like Liverpool and his (lack of) hair cut may lead you to believe that Shelvey is older than his 23 years but this deal should keep the player at Swansea through the early half of his peak years as a player. This will be a great piece of business if the player realizes even most of his potential.
Source: Twitter.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey assisted on both goals as Swansea dispatched Stoke City 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Jonjo Shelvey is one of those players that can look brilliant on his day but can also look rather foolish and immature on other days. Saturday was one of the good days as Shelvey provided good assists on the only two goals of the match and had a strong drive from outside the box tipped just over the net. Shelvey's first assist came when he dribbled to the edge of the box and crossed into the box for Jefferson Montero who scored his first goal in the Premier League. The second came from the other side of the box as he set up Ki Sung-yueng for a side-footed insurance goal as stoppage time approached.
Source: espnfc.com
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Two of the better form clubs in the league at the moment matched up evenly as Everton and Swansea City played to a 1-1 final, with the Swans getting the equalizer from a Jonjo Shelvey penalty kick.

Each side traded blows but the Swans had the first major chance when Bafetimi Gomis tested Tim Howard with a tough shot on target but the American reacted quickly. Gomis then felt his hamstring fail him, and he was quickly replaced by Marvin Emnes. The Toffees would strike first and enter the break with the advantage but the Swans got their equalizer when Seamus Coleman was penalized for using his hand to guide the ball away from Emnes in the area. Shelvey stepped up and converted for his 3rd league goal. On a down note, Neil Taylor picked up his 10th YC of the season and will be suspended for the next two. With Kyle Naughton already crocked and Angel Rangel back starting, they don't really have an experienced dedicated full back to fill in.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 11:04:00 AM

A late strike by Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey stunned Southampton at St. Mary's stadium, as Swansea defeated the Saints 1-0.

The match was headed for a draw before Shelvey unleashed a 25 yard strike that left Fraser Forster stunned. Soon after the goal, left-back Ryan Bertrand was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Modou Barrow. Bertrand will miss three matches, which is a huge blow to Southampton. The Saints are now tied with Arsenal for fourth place and the next three matches could prove crucial in their fight for a top four spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey will serve a four-match ban for an altercation with Emre Can in Swansea's match against Liverpool on Monday.

Shelvey clashed with Can but wasn't sent off during the match. The FA took note and suspended him in a customary three-match ban but added a fourth match due to his previous red-card earlier this season. Shelvey can be dropped from almost all formats for the time being.
Source: DailyMail
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey earned a second yellow of the match to give Everton a man advantage for the final 20 minutes, but the Toffees could not find there way through and the Swans escape Goodison Park with a point in a 0-0 final.

Shelvey entered week 10 leading the league in yellow cards so this result should come as no surprise. Swansea struggled in attack with Gylfi Sigurdsson still not looking 100% as he tries to shake off a recent injury and Wilfried Bony was a bit wild, having been booked himself. However, the defense came to the rescue as time wore on and managed to do just enough as Everton were on the verge of scoring right up until the final kick. Unfortunately, Swansea do not look in good shape to earn points this way for the next couple of matches - they have Arsenal and Manchester City on tap.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey was the latest productive midfielder for Swansea City, scoring an away goal iin the Swans' 4-2 loss to Chelsea and contributing to several fantasy categories.

The first three weeks in which Swansea secured the maximum nine points was due almost exclusively to the play of Nathan Dyer and Gylfi Sigurdsson but while that duo had a quiet day at Stamford Bridge, Shelvey opened his account on the season and chipped in with a handful of tackles won and passes intercepted. Sigurdsson is remains the preferred option in fantasy, and is still cheaper than Shelvey in the Yahoo game but expect the occasional haul from the Englishman.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 08:10:00 AM

Jonjo Shelvey scored a wonder goal and Wilfried Bony scored twice as Swansea all but guaranteed their Premier League status with a 4-1 win over Aston Villa.

If you haven't seen the wonder goal yet, you're in for a treat. Wilfried Bony had put Swansea ahead from a Shelvey pass early on, before Gabby Agbonlahor equalised for Aston Villa in the 22nd minute. Four minutes later, the ball dropped to Shelvey in the centre circle, and the midfielder chested it down, let it bounce and volleyed with stunning technique, looping his strike perfectly over the retreating Brad Guzan. Pablo Hernandez curled in a third after picking up the ball from a Shelvey cross, before Bony scored his second with an injury-time penalty. Swansea are now virtually safe from relegation, while Aston Villa are still in danger.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 12:06:00 PM