Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea were trailing West Brom entering the final twenty minutes of the match but scored twice late, Llorente with the winner, to come from behind in a 2-1 final.

The Swans had little to offer in terms of attacking in the first half and found themselves down 0-1 at the break. They managed to equalize in the 72nd minute though. Gylfi Sigurdsson sent a free kick into the area, the Baggies failed to clear and Jordan Ayew was there to head home, opening his Swansea account. Then, with four minutes and stoppage time to go, Llorente would grab the game-winner, latching onto a cross from Luciano Narsingh before slotting home. Llorente scored a goal in his final three games, four in his final five. He finished the season with a very respectable 15 goals.
Source: NBC Sports
May 21 - 12:03 PM

Borja Baston has picked up a knee injury during the buildup to Swansea City's season finale against West Bromwich Albion.

Borja has been one of the biggest flops among this season's new signings, with Swansea paying out a club-record transfer fee and the Atletico Madrid product could only muster four league starts and a single goal. That major investment yielding such a minimal return nearly cost the Swans Premiership status, but current boss Paul Clement has gone on record to say he has not given up on the Spaniard. Despite a miserable first season, fantasy managers should monitor Borja during the buildup to next season. If he can make a positive impression in preseason and is to stay with the club, then he could be a breakout candidate. Or, he simply may not be suitable for the rigors of the Premier League.
Source: Wales Online
May 20 - 5:03 AM

Swansea City very well may have secured its future in the Premier League for the next year with a 2-0 win on Saturday.

The Swans now sit four points above Hull City and the final spot in the relegation zone with Sunderland and Middlesbrough already demoted. If Hull City loses to Crystal Palace, Swansea will be guaranteed a spot in the Premier League next season (even a draw would see the Tigers facing massive odds to overcome Swansea). Fernando Llorente got the Swans on the board in the ninth minute with his 14th goal of the season, a header following a long pass from Gylfi Sigurdsson for his league-leading eighth assist of 2017. Then Kyle Naughton blasted in his first goal in a Swansea shirt in stoppage time of the first half
Source: NBC Sports
May 13 - 12:04 PM

Paul Clement revealed during Swansea City's press conference ahead of this weekend's clash with Sunderland that both Angel Rangel and Jefferson Montero could find a place in the squad.

Swansea may not necessarily be in a must-win situation this weekend, but with Sunderland as their opponent, it is certainly a "should-win" situation, as the Black Cats are destined for relegation. Any boost in fitness for the Swans is a welcome one then, though both Rangel and Montero are unlikely to do more than play a role on the bench. Wayne Routledge could also be fit in time for the weekend, but Clement did not confirm his status along with Rangel's and Montero's. Despite an attractive fixture for fantasy purposes, it is hard to put much faith into Swansea options with so many other clubs on a double gameweek. However, fantasy managers who play in formats that only count one match per round, there are plenty of one-week budget options to consider.
Source: Wales Online
May 12 - 4:17 AM

Swansea City moved out of the relegation zone on Saturday as Fernando Llorente's first-half header was enough to earn them a 1-0 win over Everton.

Llorente was the hero at the Liberty Stadium, scoring his 13th goal of the season to put the Swans ahead after 28 minutes. Just a minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson thought he'd won a penalty, the Spanish forward out leapt Phil Jagielka at the far post to head home a pinpoint cross from Jordan Ayew. The home side came close to doubling their lead shortly thereafter, but Mason Holgate denied Alfie Mawson's volley with an excellent tackle, and later when Ayew struck the post in the 55th minute. While the final 15 minutes were all Everton, Swansea matched the visitor's attacking intent with inspired defending. The victory lifts Paul Clement's side out of the relegation zone for the first time in a month and gives them control of their Premier League survival hopes, as the Swans are now one point above Hull City with the two matches remaining.
Source: NBC Sports
May 6 - 3:16 PM

In a forgettable year in which he dealt with several medical issues, the latest one for Jefferson Montero, a hamstring injury, will end the Ecuadorian international's season.

Montero had just made his way back from his last injury, coming on as a substitute in Swansea's draw with Manchester United last weekend, but less than eight minutes into competitive action, he met bad fortune yet again. Montero had already missed most of the 2017 portion of this season with a hamstring tear, but this is not a recurrence. He previously injured the hamstring in his left leg and this latest setback in with his right hamstring. Montero has also missed time due to a calf problem and a hand problem. With Swansea struggling for survival, this season provided many Swansea players with a chance to make an impact and further cement their role, but that was not the case for Montero, who only made a couple of starts during the campaign, never completing more than 63 minutes in a shift. The winger will surely hope to start fresh for next season, but his future in South Wales is unclear.
Source: Wales Online
May 5 - 5:00 AM

Swansea City were looking to find an equalizer against Manchester United and it was Gyfli Sigurdsson who once again saved the day, scoring from a free kick as the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

If Swansea manage to escape relegation, it all falls on the shoulders of the Icelandic international. It was a typical first half of an Old Trafford match this season, as it looked to remain goalless at the break, but United were awarded a dubious penalty and converted, forcing the Swans to answer back. They did so by effectively stifling United from adding to their lead and converted on one magic moment from Sigurdsson, who sent a beautiful curling free kick into the top corner. Another free kick in stoppage time nearly saw the Swans win it, but Fernando Llorente failed to get an accurate touch on the well-placed ball from Sigurdsson. The point has Swansea keeping pace with Hull over the weekend, still two points behind the Tigers for safety.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 9:06 AM

Swansea City is starting to come healthy again just in time for the final run-in in its desperate chase to avoid relegation.

The Swans currently sit two points behind Hull City in the final relegation place. Ahead of the weekend clash with Manchester United, manager Paul Clement confirmed that Martin Olsson, Jack Cork and Leroy Fer are all participating in training as of Friday: "Martin Olsson has made good progress and he should join training tomorrow. Leroy got a dead leg and it has kept him out of training but he is also back tomorrow. Jack Cork has had a full week. So they are all in contention, we have to make an assessment of the physical work they have put in as to whether they start or are on the bench. We are almost at full strength."
Source: Wales Online
Apr 28 - 12:33 AM

Swansea City manager Paul Clement said he hopes to have veteran Wayne Roultedge back for the end of the season.

The winger underwent groin surgery to repair a hernia that has affected him over the past month of the season, causing him to miss the last three matches for the club. "Wayne could play again this season, he has had an operation on his hernia. He his resting and will be back shortly. It does not keep you out long and hopefully he is back training in 10 days." Clement also said that defender Angel Rangel is also pushing for a return before the end of the season as he continues to recover from a broken foot.
Source: Wales Online
Apr 28 - 12:29 AM

Tom Carroll scored his first goal for Swansea City and it helped the Jacks to a 2-0 win over Stoke City, as the Jack continue their struggle to rise above the relegation zone.

Paul Clement told his squad that today's match was a must-win and the Swans did not disappoint. They enjoyed the benefit of an early goal, as Fernando Llorente turned the ball in from a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner on ten minutes. They suffered a blow a few minutes later, as Leroy Fer collided with Jack Butland and could not continue. The Jacks preserved their lead into halftime and past the hour mark, but they got lucky when they conceded a penalty chance. However, Stoke wasted the opportunity and, less than a minute later, Tom Carroll took a short pass from Jordan Ayew and sent a deep left-footed strike that looped in over the keeper and sealed three massive points. The Swans are still in the relegation zone, with Hull being the likeliest club they could catch, but the Tigers also won today, so the pressure continues in South Wales.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 22 - 12:07 PM

Wayne Routledge and Jack Cork have been ruled out for Swansea City's match against Stoke City this weekend.

Cork, who missed out last weekend, is still nursing an ankle injury, but it sounds as though he could come back into contention as early as next week. Routledge's status is far more unclear. An unused substitute last weekend, he has since picked up a hernia injury. Hernias are the one of the more unpredictable injuries it terms of recovery time, so there is a chance that Routledge has already kicked his last ball this season. There is not much impact from a fantasy perspective with the news, except that Routledge's unavailability merely increases potential pitch time for the likes of Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew, both whom are iffy fantasy prospects for the run-in.
Source: Wales Online
Apr 21 - 5:08 AM

It was another frustrating outing as another Swansea mistake led to the only goal in a 1-0 loss at Vicarage Road.

Alfie Mawson's sloppiness toward the end of the first half gave Etienne Capoue an opportunity that he cashed in for the only goal of the match. The Swans have reverted badly after a brief revival upon Paul Clement's appointment. Relegation is starting to look likely again after some hope was offered in January and February.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 15 - 12:34 PM

Paul Clement confirms midfielder Jack Cork will not be fit to line-up against his former club at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has played in every game since the Swansea Head Coach was appointed back in January, but Cork has failed to recover from a sprained ankle despite a week of intensive treatment. "Jack isn’t going to be fit and that’s disappointing," said Clement. "He could be out for two weeks from the time he suffered the injury, but he has got a chance for Stoke." His absence affords an opportunity for another midfielder to come in, and Leon Britton is favourite to earn a recall following his timely recovery from a hamstring problem which has kept him out of the last three matches. Jay Fulton might come under consideration while Clement also added he may contemplate a "change in shape" for a game the Jacks can ill-afford to lose.
Apr 13 - 5:46 PM

Swansea were beaten at West Ham to remain in the bottom three, but Paul Clement can at least take heart from the fact that little has changed around them following Hull’s defeat at the Etihad and Middlesbrough’s draw with Burnley.

Finding themselves 1-0 down at the break, Clement decided to roll the dice making two changes in the hope of improving upon a dour opening forty-five minutes. Fernando Llorente was back after recovering from a recent ankle injury while Luciano Narsingh came on for the disappointing Routledge. "When you have seven games to go and you are in a real battle for survival, you expect the basics to be done a lot better than we did them today. I can only assume it’s anxiety that’s caused that to happen, along with the fact that we put in a massive effort physically against Spurs in midweek and then had the heartbreak at the end." Swansea were then forced into their final substitution with a third of the game remaining after Jack Cork rolled his ankle, the extent of which is currently unknown.
Apr 8 - 4:47 PM

Swansea City are now winless in their last five matches after suffering a 1-0 defeat by West Ham United.

The Swans, on 28 points, face an uphill flight to extend their six-year run of Premier League football following an underwhelming performance on Saturday. Paul Clemet's side conceded three late goals in a 3-1 home defeat against Tottenham on Wednesday, and faired no better during their trip to the London Stadium. The visitors were under fire early as Lukasz Fabianski was forced to deny a Robert Snodgrass header and strike by former Swan Andre Ayew inside 30 minutes. However, the goalkeeper could do nothing to stop Cheikhou Kouyate's 25-yard drive on the stroke of half-time. In response to the deficit Clement made two attacking changes, Luciano Narsingh and Fernando Llorente, but the duo failed to produce an equalizer. Narsingh came closest but blasted his strike just over while Llorente, who had missed the last two games because of an ankle injury, only touched the ball once in the Hammer's penalty area.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 2:13 PM



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