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Gylfi Sigurdsson | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170

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Swansea City are trending in the wrong direction, losing to Southampton 3-1, with a late penalty conversion by Gylfi Sigurdsson accounting for their lone goal.
After firing blanks in their previous two league contests, only a penalty by Sigurdsson managed to end their scoring drought, and it came with the match already in hand for the Saints. Bafetimbi Gomis, who was impressing every weekend in the season's first month, failed to even get a shot off, and was replaced at halftime. The goal came with under 10 minutes to play, when Jose Fonte brought down Neil Taylor in the area, allowing the Icelandic dead ball specialist a chance to grab his first goal of the season. Its been a relatively drama-free tenure for Garry Monk in his one year and change as manager, but he has a problem on his hands right now and it won't get any easier with a surging Tottenham next on their plate. Sep 26 - 12:51 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Swansea City brought their usual controlled brand of football against Liverpool tonight and were easily the better side for more than half the match, but a freakish goal by Jordan Henderson spoiled their effort as they would suffer a 0-1 loss.

Swansea dictated the flow and set up some major chances in the first half, the best of which was a Gylfi Sigurdsson shot that looked to be headed for the corner of net, but Simon Mignolet stretched himself enough to stop it, along with a hard strike by Bafetimbi Gomis a bit earlier on. Without a goal to show for their efforts at the half though, the sense was that it would come back to cost them and it did. They didn't create nearly as many chances in the second and the Reds took advantage of a kind break to grab the goal and take the points. Still 10 points behind the top 7, the Swans appear to have little to play for and will settle for a solid mid-table finish, but unlike other clubs in a similar position, their brand of football shouldn't suffer much because of it, so continue to invest in plus matchups.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 16 - 6:15 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson was a noticeable absentee on Saturday as Swansea travelled to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in a game which would mark their second Premier League record in a matter of 7 days.

Following on from last weekends’ first ever league double over Manchester United Swansea were able to hit the 40 point mark in record time to all but guarantee that the Jacks remain in the top-flight next season. Even more impressive was the manner of the victory – a hard fought battling display which maybe lacked the panache and guile normally associated with Swansea demonstrating a tougher more resilient side without their star man. A hamstring injury curtailed any involvement for Sigurdsson but Tom Carroll gave an assured display while a Jack Cork effort [which hit the crossbar] was turned in by the unfortunate Kieran Trippier to seal the win. The Icelandic international joins Kyle Bartley [the only other sidelined player] in the treatment room.
Source: Wales Online
Mar 1 - 5:14 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson has completed his three match ban and will most certainly go straight back into Garry Monk's XI when Swansea City host Manchester United this weekend.

The Swans managed to stay afloat without Sigurdsson around, grabbing four points from the three matches missed, two of which were on the road. He will slot straight back into his central attacking midfield road against the Red Devils, who's form took a hit in their draw against West Ham. Siggy scored against United in the reverse fixture, a 1-2 win for the Swans at Old Trafford on opening day. Whether he can score again this weekend remains to be seen but you can guarantee he will be involved in whatever attack the Swans present.
Feb 16 - 2:18 PM

Garry Monk cut a forlorn figure at Ewood Park on Saturday as his Swansea side crashed out of the FA Cup but the home side were helped by a contentious refereeing decision early in the game.

Kyle Bartley was adjudged to have committed a professional foul on opposition striker Josh King after just six minutes and his sending-off effectively levelled the game as a contest for the Championship team. Despite a thunderous Gylfi Sigurdsson strike to put the Jacks ahead Swansea were unable to maintain their lead and as fatigue began to play its part Rovers were able to step up and progress through to the fifth round. Swansea ended the match with just nine men as the frustrated Sigurdsson lunged with no intention of playing the ball in injury time. The referee awarded a straight red card for serious foul play – an offence which carries an automatic three game ban.
Jan 25 - 7:01 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson is heating up with his second goal in as many contests, but Swansea City were otherwise outplayed on all sides by Liverpool, and they would take the 4-1 loss at Anfield.

Siggy took advantage of the Reds who had just gone up 2-0 and turned off for a minute. A cross into the box to find Wilfried Bony was flicked away by Mamadou Sakho but he didn't clear it. Siggy swooped in and poached the loose ball to give him his fourth of the season. He needs to heat up as Bony may only have one more start before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations. Bafatemi Gomis replaced Bony the latter stages of the match and showed some promise that he could be a bargain play for as long as Bony is away for the tournament. Jonjo Shelvey continued his mistake-ridden career with an own goal and was lucky to not be punished for raising his arm to Emre Can in the first half. Swansea should consider loaning him away in January.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a brilliant free-kick to give Swansea a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

The goal came in the 13th minute after Jores Okore fouled Jefferson Montero on the edge of the box. It was the only goal of the game but it was a beautiful one. American goalkeeper Brad Guzan should probably have done better but Sigurdsson deserves credit for the curling strike. Villa pushed late to try and earn an equalizer but Lukasz Fabianski made two huge saves to keep them out. Swansea have been great in recent weeks and earned another win here in impressive fashion. They sit in seventh place and are keeping their European dreams alive.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Garry Monk has confirmed Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero and Leon Britton have been passed fit for the visit of Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The trio were all rested as a precaution for the win at the KC Stadium on Saturday because of minor knocks - Leon Britton [knee], Jefferson Montero [hamstring] and Sigurdsson [foot] - but the Swansea manager has confirmed all three players returned to training on Monday ahead of GW18 and will come back into contention.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Swansea scored two quick goals to erase a 1-0 Arsenal lead and secure a home win.

The comeback started when Kieran Gibbs was forced to commit a foul just outside the box. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a great goal from the resulting free kick. Mere moments later Jefferson Montero beat Calum Chambers to feed Gomis for the winner.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Garry Monk confirmed that Gylfi Sigurdsson has been training this week and by all accounts should be fit for Swansea's weekend trip to Everton.

Vital to Swansea's attack and a popular fantasy darling in the opening months of the season, it is big news to know that Siggy appears to have avoided any serious issues with his groin. Though to be fair, any issue with the groin should be considered a serious one. Unfortunately, the Swans have a three game stretch where they play Everton away, Arsenal at home, and then Manchester City away. Even a healthy, in-form Sigurdsson may find it difficult to produce in those fixtures.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Swansea City have a favorable matchup next as they host Leicester City in Week 9, but the sledding after that is rough, calling into question the value of their star midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson was highly touted in the preseason when his move back to Liberty Stadium was announced, and his praise was validated with a fantastic start to the season. However, he was quiet in the Swans loss to Stoke City and the club is amid a five game stretch without a win. After this coming weekend, the schedule shows: away to Everton, home to Arsenal, away to Manchester City. It is a tough call depending on what you stand to lose by selling him, but if you do plan to hold, limit your expectations over the next month.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson put in another positive shift for Swansea City in his second go around with the club, providing the assist for both of their goals, but the Swans would let two advantages evaporate and settled for a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.

It was a disappointing result at home to a struggling Newcastle side, but fantasy managers who have been "gettin' Siggy with it" this season were rewarded again today. His first assist was to Wilfried Bony, as the striker finally scored his first goal of the season on a give-and-go. After the Magpies drew level, it was Sigurdsson again who would be the supplier. With possession in the box, he was swarmed by Newcastle players from every direction, but managed to find a hole where Wayne Routledge sneaked in and scored with a chip shot. Swansea take their act on the road to Stoke next week.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson is well worth considering for Week 2 given his opening weekend performance, and his fixture against Burnley.

Boss Garry Monk allowed Sigurdsson the freedom to roam just behind Wilfried Bony and this led to him causing the Manchester United defence all sorts of problems, as he grabbed an assist, a match-winning goal and a whole load of Yahoo fantasy points. That was at Old Trafford, so you have to wonder what the set piece specialist may be capable of at home to Burnley in Week Two.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:29:00 AM

Swansea City spoil Manchester United's home opener with a 1-2 win over the Red Devils, led by a goal and an assist from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

They say you can never go home again, but don't tell Sigurdsson that. After making a huge splash in his initial go around with the Swans, Siggy picked up right where he left off, excelling in his central attacking role. He was given too much room to operate by the United defense, and he made the hosts pay. He cued up a wide open Ki Sung-Yueng for the opening goal in the first half, then scored himself a game-winner in the second half after United had leveled things. This opening fixture kept many a fantasy manager away from considering Swansea players, but starting Week 2 they have some very attractive opponents and managers should now have plenty of reason and confidence to invest in them.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Garry Monk stated that Gylfi Sigurdsson must prepare to play anywhere needed if he is to be a "proper player" for Swansea City.

Sigurdsson has let it be known before that he prefers the #10 role and that he is best playing down the middle. His performance history would back up that claim. Monk has two quality strikers that he may want to use on the pitch together and is letting Siggy know that he may be required to lend his services on the flank from time to time. Naturally, you want Siggy for fantasy if he is playing in the hole. With the season opener at Old Trafford, a wait and see approach on Monk's formation plans may be the best advice.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:49:00 AM