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Jonjo Shelvey | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 154

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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. Nov 1 - 1:04 PM
Source: NBC Sports


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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.
Sep 16 - 8:10 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.

Jonjo Shelvey was held out of Swansea City's Europa loss to Napoli last night because of a hamstring injury, but manager Garry Monk stated he expects the midfielder to be available Sunday when the Swans host Crystal Palace.

Shelvey has had a pretty successful first season as a Swan but he appears to have an ongoing hamstring problem which makes it difficult to trust him in fantasy. While he has the green light to start this weekend (he will be needed as Michu continues to work his way back) there is no guarantee he will, and if he does, there's always a chance he could pull up limp just minutes into the game.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 28 - 9:37 AM

Jonjo Shelvey is a major doubt for Saturday's South Wales Derby, due to a hamstring pull suffered in Swansea City's previous league match against West Ham United.

Swansea have been in major turmoil for quite some time now, resulting in the sacking of Michael Laudrup. Shelvey has been their biggest weapon in these struggling times, but he has had problems staying healthy all season. Investment in him will always carry a risk that he could pull up with another hamstring problem 15 minutes into a match.
Feb 7 - 1:04 PM

Swansea have signed Scottish midfielder Jay Fulton from Falkirk on a two and half year deal.

Fulton has already completed his medical and agreed personal terms with the club. Swansea have reportedly spent about £200,000 on the midfielder. Fulton has scored five goals in 74 appearances for Falkirk. It's unknown how much responsibility the youngster will be given at Swansea but I would be very surprised if he is a regular first team starter right away.
Source: BBC
Jan 31 - 11:46 AM

Jonjo Shelvey returned from an injury layoff to score a much-needed winner for Swansea against Fulham at the Liberty Stadium.

In desperate need of a victory, Michael Laudrup's men were happy to see a Fulham team struggling even more than the Swans. Laudrup was also happy to see Jonjo Shelvey return from injury to score Swansea's opener from an assist by another returning Swan, Nathan Dyer. Chico Flores scored on a header from a set piece served up by a third returning player Jonathan De Guzman in the 75th minute to seal the win.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 28 - 4:48 PM

Swansea's attacking midfielder, Jonjo Shelvey, left the match against Spurs with a hamstring strain. He'll have a scan, but is expected to miss several weeks.

Swansea, despite a terrible run of form, are interesting fantasy prospects facing Fulham, who may be playing worse. Roland Lamah replaced the former Liverpool man, but will face competition from Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez, who are close to returning from their own injuries.
Jan 20 - 11:41 PM

Jonjo Shelvey was influential against Manchester United but couldn't come up with the final product as Swansea lost 2-0 to the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Jonjo Shelvey, like his new team, is a tough one to figure. In both cases there is talent and a lot of good things. The downside for both is that the final product isn't quite there yet. Shelvey was in good places and generally had good ideas when presented even half an opportunity at Old Trafford but whether it was the killer pass or a shot finding the back of the net, the former Liverpool man couldn't deliver. As a team, the Swans will have to hope that Michu's eventual return will bring more goals. As far as Shelvey goes, he's young and we should remember that we were all similarly frustrated by Aaron Ramsey at this time last season.
Jan 11 - 3:19 PM

Jonjo Shelvey and Swansea weren't able to scare Chelsea one bit as the Blues had the game under control the entire time and won 1-0.

Swansea only had one shot on target and weren't able to create many chances against the Chelsea defense that's kept two clean sheets in a row. The game was highly uneventful and if anything, Chelsea should have scored a couple more goals from their 19 total shots. Swansea are now in 11th place and will need to improve on their current form if they want a top ten league finish.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Jonjo Shelvey was under the microscope by the FA for possible violent conduct after a run-in with Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy just before he scored Swansea's third and final goal against the Magpies. The FA found him not to be in any violation.

Initially it was thought that Shelvey had headbutted Debuchy when the two were face to face but upon closer inspection, it was found that Shelvey never actually made contact with the Frenchman. Shelvey has shown a mixed bag of results since his transfer from Liverpool but has been a positive influence in the absence of Michu. He could be a nice addition to your midfield this weekend.
Source: Wales Online
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Brought on as a replacement for Nathan Dyer after 59 minutes, Jonjo Shelvey provided the heroics for Swansea City, scoring a thunderous goal in the 80 minute to put them ahead for good, and the Swans earned three points on their visit of Fulham.

It was shades of week 4 when Shelvey was the man responsible for earning a point against what was then a seemingly unstoppable Liverpool side. Shelvey's game is a bit raw and is prone to making his share of mistakes, but he has also shown some flashes of brilliance with an ability to charge through the center of defense to deliver powerful shots on target. His fantasy prospects are only as trustworthy as his ability to nail down starts. Until then, he should stay out of one's thinking.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 12:08:00 PM

You'd think that scoring a goal and creating three others against your former club would be a great day but two of Shelvey's creations were passes directly to Liverpool.

The former Liverpool midfielder was all action for Swansea against the Reds on Monday to round out Week 4 in the Premier League. The problem is that his actions were as harmful as they were helpful to Swansea's cause. Shelvey opened the scoring in the second minute after rounding Mamadou Sakho but quickly returned the favor by passing directly to Daniel Sturridge who scored his fourth of the campaign. Shelvey was again at fault when he passed directly to Victor Moses for Liverpool's second. He rounded out is day by assisting for his own side on Michu's equalizer. The display showed both Shelvey's talent and his youthful inexperience which is the reason fantasy managers should be cautious in selecting him.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:34:00 AM

The jury had little evidence to go on after Jonjo Shelvey's time at Liverpool but it isn't looking good after his performance against Spurs on Sunday.

There can be little argument that the penalty that was called on Shelvey was a poor a poor call. It is equally true that Shelvey deserved to have one called on him earlier in the match when the officials incorrectly deemed his clumsy challenge to be outside of the box rather than inside it. The penalty calls aside, Shelvey also looked out of place in Swansea's passing game trying, mostly unsuccessfully, to force high risk passes and making other clumsy challenges. Spurs are a good team and it is still early for the England Under-21 international but on this evidence, he needs a bit more time before he's ready to start regularly for a top half aspirant.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 05:36:00 PM

The word from Liverpool is that Jonjo Shelvey is headed to South Wales to complete a £6 million move from Anfield to the Liberty Stadium.

The subject of much speculation this summer, Swansea have apparently beaten Crystal Palace, Norwich and Stoke City to Shelvey's signature. The former England youth international hasn't seen much Premier League action at Liverpool. Despite that fact, there is hope that the move will be a good one for Swansea as Shelvey netted 6 goals in 10 starts while on loan at Blackpool. Hopefully, for all involved he'll see more playing time in Wales than he did at Anfield and we'll find out if he can cut it in the Premier League.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:27:00 PM