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Jonjo Shelvey | Midfielder | #8

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 176

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Newcastle confirm midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will undergo further tests after suffering an injury during the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The 26-year-old was heavily criticised for failing to track runners as the home side scored twice in the last 10 minutes to grab an unlikely point. Shelvey was spotted by cameras bent over – during the build up to both goals - holding his leg, but a post-match assessment identified a knee problem which will require a scan to determine the extent of the issue. The Liverpool old boy now faces a race against time to feature at Anfield on Saturday. If Shelvey does miss out, then Rafa Benitez could turn to Mikel Merino who has struggled to recapture his early season form after battling to overcome a niggling back problem. United are also sweating on the fitness of Dwight Gayle after he complained of a tight hamstring on the south coast. Meanwhile, Islam Slimani is still 10-14 days away from being considered having suffered a setback in training. Feb 27 - 4:31 PM

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Jonjo Shelvey will miss the next two games following his dismissal on Wednesday evening.

The Newcastle midfielder was making his first start since November as Rafa Benitez made a raft of changes to try and halt the clubs alarming slide down the table. The Geordies have taken just one-point from a possible 24 [at least three points fewer than any other Premier League side] over the last 8-games leaving them teetering on the edge of the relegation zone. And another dreary night on Tyneside was capped when Shelvey received his second booking deep into injury time [90+4] for a horrible tackle on Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye. His sending off means the 25-year-old must now serve a two-match ban since this is his second red card of the campaign. Despite "being different" [from the one versus Tottenham], [it's] still a red card," and Benitez was clearly unhappy. Isaac Hayden is expected to return to the side in a game at the Emirates which Newcastle can ill-afford to lose.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 05:42:00 AM

Jonjo Shelvey may be forced to wear a lightweight protective cast at Southampton in game week 8 after sustaining a fractured thumb in training on Thursday.

An X-ray revealed that the Newcastle midfielder had fractured his first metacarpal which resulted in him wearing a heavy-duty plaster cast on his left hand which is not permitted by the Premier League in competitive fixtures. However, Shelvey, who has just returned to the United first-team following his domestic ban, is expected to change the cast for an approved [lightweight] version in order to be eligible for the trip to St Mary's. The 25-year-old was preferred to Isaac Hayden against his former club - Liverpool in GW7 - after Benitez handed him his first start since his dismissal [versus Tottenham] on the opening weekend. After an impressive beginning to Mikel Merino’s career on Tyneside, it appears to be straight up fight between Hayden and Shelvey on who will partner the Spanish holding midfielder down on the south coast.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 07:54:00 AM

Newcastle United were trading blows with Tottenham for the majority of the match but a second half sending off of Jonjo Shelvey opened the door for the visitors and the Magpies would eventually lose, 0-2.

On the one hand, there were plenty of positives to take away from Newcastle's performance today. They kept stride with Tottenham throughout the first half and, though they didn't create a major chance, they did put on pressure. However, they lost two defenders to injury in the opening 45 minutes, a harrowing reminder of the injury struggles they had in their last stay in the top flight, as Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune had to depart. The tide of the match changed early in the second half when Jonjo Shelvey made a silly stamp of his boot on Dele Alli's ankle, who was sitting on the ground following a tackle, and the Magpies were forced down to 10 men. It proved too much to ask as Spurs would score twice in a nine minute span to secure the points. Shelvey's absence next week should spell the debut of Dortmund loanee Mikel Merino while we wait to see the extent of injuries in defense.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 10:45:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 01:17:00 PM

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
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 01:51:00 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
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 11:49:00 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.
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.
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