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Kyle Bartley | Defensemen | #27

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 207

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With Kyle Naughton lost for the remainder of the season due to injury and Neil Taylor set to serve his suspension for accumulating his 10th yellow card, bargain replacements from Swansea City are available for one's fantasy XI.
One replacement is clearly obvious, Angel Rangel, who had been a mainstay at right back until Naughton's arrival is the only full back with any senior team experience. He will likely flip over to left back which will give Bartley a chance at right back, though he is a center back by trade. The unfamiliar position should lower expectations of the Swans defense somewhat but they have the benefit of playing the last place Foxes next. If you like their chances defensively there, Rangel and Bartley can be had on the cheap. Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:01:00 AM

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Garry Monk has stated that center back Kyle Bartley and defense midfielder Leon Britton are fit and back in contention for Swansea City.

Bartley was given a crack a few months back when Federico Fernandez was injured, starting six successive games, but fell back into a bench role once Fernandez returned and hasn't played a minute since. Britton's story is nearly the same. He has also made six starts as an injury fill-in but is not much of a factor when the squad is healthy. The news is good for the club as it will increase their depth but it has no real fantasy impact heading into the weekend.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Kyle Bartley will require surgery on his knee after suffering a meniscus tear during a recent training session, with an initial timetable for his return set for up to six weeks.

Bartley had a run in the starting XI for six straight matches while Federico Fernandez was injured, making him the backup centerback of choice for Garry Monk over Jordi Amat. With this news, it bumps Amat up in the pecking order and he should get a crack in the side should Fernandez or the "played every minute on the pitch this season" Ashley Williams.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Kyle Bartley has been the center back of choice to fill in for the injured Federico Fernandez and looks a solid play now that Swansea City is entering a run of easier opponents.

Bartley would have been afforded more fantasy attention when he began deputizing two matches ago, but with Arsenal and Manchester City as opponents, investment in the Swans defense was never in the discussion. Starting this week facing Crystal Palace at home however, it is time to take advantage of the young budget defender.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:08:00 PM