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Sung-Yueng Ki | Midfielder | #4

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 165

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Ki Sung-Yueng should come back into contention for Swansea City soon, as the midfielder was fit enough to make the squad for Korea Republic during the international break.
Ki had knee surgery over the summer and has spent the early part of this season building up match fitness, yet to make an appearance with the senior team. His inclusion in international duty should indicate that he is close to, if not already, being available for selection. He was an unused substitute for Korea Republic in their loss to Russia a couple of days ago but will likely get a few minutes against Morocco later this evening. Oct 10 - 7:16 AM

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Swansea manager Paul Clement is hoping Ki Sung-Yeung can make a quick return as he continues his recovery from summer knee surgery.

The South Korean international has completed most of his rehabilitation back in his homeland after going under the knife, but Ki is now in Wales and is said to be targeting next month for a potential first-team return: "He had surgery on a tendon in his knee and normally it is a three-month lay-off from that point," explained Clement. "He had the surgery in the middle of June so we hope he will be playing again by the middle of September." The Swans begin their campaign at Southampton before welcoming Manchester United to the Liberty, games which will also see last season’s top scorer – Fernando Llorente – watching from the sidelines after he broke his arm while holidaying: "I think it is unlikely he will be involved in the first couple of games, but his return will not be long after that."
Aug 5 - 11:57 AM

Swansea confirm attacking midfielder Sung-Yeung Ki will not be fit for the opening game of the season following knee surgery.

The 28-year-old was injured while representing South Korea in a recent World Cup qualifier against Qatar and although there has been no timeline on his return, the problem is not believed to be long-term. Ki becomes the second Swans player within a week to confirm he won’t be ready for the first game at Southampton after Nathan Dyer revealed he is hoping to be back by the end of September following a ruptured Achilles. Meanwhile, Fernando Llorente faces a race against time to be fit for August 12 after the striker broke his arm while cycling on a family holiday. Paul Clement is looking to bolster his squad over the coming days with Tammy Abraham [on-loan from Chelsea] and Roque Mesa [£11 million from Las Palmas] close to agreeing deals.
Jul 3 - 4:47 PM

Swansea City have received a fitness boost as midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng and winger Jefferson Montero have both returned to training this week.

Montero, who has been out since Boxing Day with a hamstring injury, has returned to train alongside his teammates while Ki is building strength back in his knee doing individual drills and is expected to join the group before the end of the week. What role, if any, they will play in this weekend's match against Burnley is unclear, but expectations should be low for fantasy purposes. Neither player has cemented a role to the point that they would automatically return to the XI, and both players have extra competition since their injuries occurred, with Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew in competition with Montero and Tom Carroll an additional midfield option that Ki will need to unseat. As the club have turned things around positively in recent weeks, Paul Clement will feel little pressure in changing what is currently working.
Mar 2 - 5:48 AM

Swansea City midfielders Ki Sung-Yueng and Leon Britton have both been ruled out for the match against Leicester City on Sunday.

Britton has not made an appearance since New Year's Eve, so he may not have much of a role in this current Swansea side even when fit, but the veteran should be available again soon, as he recovers from a minor calf problem. Ki, on the other hand, had a run of starts heading into early 2017, but may have trouble finding a starting role as the arrival of Tom Carroll has increased Clement's options in that area of the pitch and Carroll has already made a good impression. Both Ki and Britton have little fantasy value when fit, so there absence should not be felt by too many managers. Leroy Fer and Jack Cork will likely make up the other two midfielders along with Carroll.
Source: Wales Online
Feb 11 - 5:32 AM

Ki Sung-Yueng and Leon Britton were absentees last weekend in Swansea City's thrilling 2-3 win over Liverpool as the duo are both dealing with a calf complaint.

Britton had seen his starting role evaporate a few weeks back with Leroy Fer coming back into midfield. Ki, on the other hand, was jut in the midst of a run in the side before giving way to the newly acquired Tom Carroll. The Swans have had plenty of time to rest before their next league game against Southampton as they failed to make it out of the third round of the FA Cup. Neither Ki nor Britton are fantasy relevant in any format, but Ki especially is at risk of a starting role with Carroll performing well in his debut.
Source: Telegraph
Jan 29 - 3:08 AM

Ki Sung-Yueng suffered a broken toe and is expected to need two to three weeks to recover.

Ki has featured in every match so far in the Bob Bradley regime, and his absence may be felt in a Swansea squad that is already stretched thin on talent. He can be ruled out of contention this week when the Swans host Crystal Palace as well as the following week's trip to White Hart Lane. Leroy Fer and Jack Cork will likely occupy two of the three central midfield roles, with Jay Fulton perhaps getting another start. Leon Britton is working his way back to fitness and could be in line for a spot as well.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 06:58:00 AM

Ki Sung-Yueng scored once and set up the red hot Heung-min Son for South Korea's match-winning goal as they came from behind to defeat Qatar, 3-2.

Ki opened the scoring for South Korea, drilling a shot from outside the box on eleven minutes. Qatar would then stun the hosts by scoring the next two. South Korea leveled the affair on 56 minutes and then, just two minutes after, regained the lead when Ki delivered a clever pass to tee up Son. Ki has started just twice for Swansea so far this season but with the combination of a new manager and a performance like he had for South Korea might open the door to more playing time for him. He is likely not going to fetch much interest in the FPL format but managers in other formats may want to give Ki a chance if he is a free agent and there is a need for midfield help.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 08:02:00 AM

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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 11:10:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 11:49:00 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.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 10:09:00 AM

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.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 06:16:00 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