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Sung-Yueng Ki | Midfielder | #24

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 165

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Ki Sung-Yeung is one of a number of Swansea players who will miss Sundays’ final Premier League game at home to Manchester City.
Manager Francesco Guidolin confirms Ki has been given time off prior to his return to South Korea where 27-year-old must complete four-weeks of military service: "He will not play this weekend because we want him to have some more time for a holiday," he said. "This is the reason why we decided [to allow him miss Man City]." He joins Lukasz Fabianski and Ashley Williams who will be rested ahead of the European Championships in France. Meanwhile, Alberto Paloschi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Neil Taylor are ruled out through injury – Jefferson Montero (hamstring) will have a late fitness test. May 14 - 11:10 AM

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During Fridays’ pre-match briefing assistant manager Alan Curtis confirmed Ki Sung-Yeung would rejoin the group in training after he was forced off through injury at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

However, Ki was a notable absentee when Swansea announced the match-day 18 prior to kick-off against Norwich City. An update on the clubs’ website confirmed the South Korean had failed to shake off an ankle problem with Jefferson Montero replacing last seasons' player of the year. Ki is expected to be available for next weekends’ trip to AFC Bournemouth.
Mar 5 - 11:49 AM

Ki Sung-Yueng is fit and available for selection according to Swansea City's official website, as the midfielder has successfully recovered from a concussion sustained last weekend.

Ki took a kick to the head two weekends ago from Stephane Sessegnon, causing him to miss the match against Palace this past weekend. Alberto Paloschi was given his starting debut against the Eagles, but did not have too much of an impact. It will be a bit of a guessing game to call what Francesco Guidolin plans to do this weekend against Southampton. He could put Ki back in place of Paloschi or someone else may drop out. Given the way the Saints defense are playing right now, no Swans are worth considering for fantasy purposes in attack outside of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew.

Ki Sung-Yeung has been ruled out of this weekends’ game versus Crystal Palace as a precaution because of a head injury.

The South Korean was stretchered off at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night following a clash with Stephane Sessegnon. Ki suffered mild concussion while Francesco Guidolin also confirmed that last seasons’ (supporters’) player of the year had taken a knock to the cheek although he did not require hospital treatment. Alberto Paloschi could make his home debut after impressing from the bench but the Italian coach may also consider new arrival Leroy Fer who has made the switch from Queens Park Rangers on-loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Feb 4 - 6:16 AM

Sung-Yueng Ki earned Swansea a huge win with a penalty box goal in the ninth minute.

Ki was at the right place at the right time for Swansea today, slotting home after a shot hit the post and then came off the goalkeeper. It was quite a lucky goal, but Swansea will take it as they've been struggling in recent weeks. After the goal, it was quite a boring match and there aren't many highlights to watch. Swansea remain close to the relegation zone even after the win.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Swansea City continue their battle to turn their season around in the post-Garry Monk era, but despite outplaying their opponents West Ham they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

One of Swansea's trademarks since their promotion several years ago has been their ability to possess the ball and play a composed 90 minutes. They were able to do that defensively and created more scoring chances than the Hammers but could not find the net, with Andre Ayew coming closest near the end of the first half. The Swans were perhaps victimized by a non-call when a Ki Sung-Yueng broke through for a clear shot in the 63rd minute and his shot looked to have been blocked by the hand of James Collins but no penalty was awarded. Swansea have some positives to take from their play today though, as interim manager Alan Curtis attempts to lift them out of the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Ki Sung-Yeung looks to be winning his race to be fit for the game against Newcastle after limping during last weekends’ draw at Stamford Bridge.

Ki tweaked his hamstring during GW1 and was replaced moments before the break by former Southampton midfielder Jack Cork. However the South Korean is expected to join the group in training on Friday after scan results came back clear. The club remains confident that Ki will be available to face the Magpies. Garry Monk also confirmed that man-of-the-match Jefferson Montero has been passed fit after the Ecuador international was forced off against Chelsea. A post-match assessment revealed the 25 year-old speedy winger had been suffering from cramp and nothing more sinister.
Source: Wales Online
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Sung-Yeung Ki has undergone surgery to cure a niggling and persistent knee problem in an attempt to return fully fit for the start of pre-season.

Ki has been in excellent form since returning from his season long loan spell at Sunderland with the Korean international being an integral part of Garry Monk’s plans. With 8-goals – his best return at senior level - Ki is the [of the current squad] club's top scorer however Wilfried Bony – now Man City - [9] still leads the way. Ki is a contender for Swansea's Player of the Year although Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lukasz Fabianski have also impressed with the latter being favourite to win having kept 12 BPL clean sheets this term. A stress fracture caused a small piece of bone to detach and Ki had minor surgery to remove debris as ligament and cartilage were damaged creating an infection.
Tue, May 19, 2015 06:57:00 AM

Swansea City's tidy 2-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend saw plenty of positive fantasy performances from the in-form side, but a trip to the Emirates next may prove difficult for them to keep up things up.

The Swans had big games from their defensive unit but to imagine a clean sheet away to the Gunners with the way they are attacking right now seems nearly impossible. Arsenal are pretty tough to score on right now too, having kept clean sheets in two of their past three and not conceding more than one goal in any of their previous ten. It may be a week to avoid the Swans if you can, but one prospect might be worth looking at in Ki. He is one of the best midfielders in the fantasy game this season and is still below 10m in price. He has a knack for popping up with goals in fixtures like this and can accumulate points in other categories should he fail to score or assist.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Ki Sung-yueng salvaged a point for Swansea against Sunderland by scoring against the club he played for on loan last season.

Swansea fell behind to a Jermain Defoe goal just before half time, but fought back well in the second half and equalised thanks to a goal from Ki, who finished a superb Kyle Naughton cross with a diving header. Both sides had chances to win it but neither had the required quality and a 1-1 draw was a fair result. The Swans remain in the top half of the table and should be able to have a comfortable run-in with no risk of getting dragged in to a relegation scrap.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Ki Sung-Yueng is off to play for South Korea for the Asia Cup that kicks off this month, leaving a void in Swansea City's midfield.

With Gylfi Sigurdsson locked in as the midfielder playing centrally in the hole behind the striker, that leaves two spots for the double pivot in front of the Swans line. Veteran Leon Britton looks to be one and the other would usually be Jonjo Shelvey, but the latter is suspended for the weekend. With the current squad available to Garry Monk, unless he wants to shake up his formation, the likeliest final midfield spot should go to Tottenham loanee Tom Carroll. At 2.73m in the Yahoo game, he could make for a useful bench-filler if need be but should not be counted on for any more than that yet.

With Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two games, it would be wise to ignore Swansea City for fantasy purposes, with the possible exception of Sung-Yueng Ki.

In the goalless draw with Everton, Ki was still able to produce double digit returns by winning three fouls, four tackles, intercepting three passes and blocking a shot. That is the sort of stats one can amass against tough competition when the thought of goals and clean sheets seem difficult to imagine. Again, not a top pick in the coming weeks, but Ki can at least return something during a period when no other Swan may.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:13:00 PM

South Korea XI: XI: S G Kim, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, Y Lee, J C Koo, K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, S W Kim, J H Hong

South Korea are on the outs despite technically still alive in this World Cup. They will look to improve on their first two games though that will still probably not be enough to grab points.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Despite a valiant effort to get back in the match in the 2nd half, three goals conceded by South Korea in the opening 45 minutes would prove to be too many as they fall to Algeria 2-4.

South Korea were completely steamrolled in the first half, allowing Algeria to zigzag their way through a soft defense and it cost them dearly. They were able to build up some momentum with a pair of 2nd half scores but a final tally by Algeria kept them out of arm's reach. The flow of goals in World Cup 2014 had begun to dry up a bit in recent days, and with both sides only needing a draw to stay in the hunt, it seemed we could have been in store for another tight affair. As the tourney has proved thus far however, the unpredictable is the new norm.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Korea Republic XI: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong

Ki gets the start as expected. With Belgium's win over Russia, an outright win for Korea Republic would put them in the driver's seat to join Belgium in making it out of Group H. A draw would leave things wide open.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 01:52:00 PM