Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City managed to win a goalfest last week but had no answers for Tottenham as Spurs scored five times unanswered to grab a 5-0 win.

It couldn't have been a much more one-sided affair. Tottenham managed over 20 shots on the day while Swansea mustered only one, which failed to go on target. The defense was exposed as the match wore on and the attack, which featured Gylfi Sigurdsson starting in a center forward role, had no answers. Despite conceding five, Lukasz Fabianski did well to keep the score from being even more embarrassing. Bob Bradley has been experimenting with several lineup variations but he is running out of combinations and the Swans look to be bad shape.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 3 - 12:08 PM

Borja Baston was left out of the matchday squad for Swansea City's thrilling 5-4 win over Crystal Palace because of a knock

Borja was a club-recording signing for the Swans and, like most club-record signings that fail to deliver for middle-to-small market clubs, the Spaniard's poor start has been one of the main reasons the Jacks are lingering in the relegation zone. He has made only three starts this season, none in succession, which makes it a bit difficult to get settled in a new league. So far, he has one goal and one assist to his credit in a total of 351 minutes in league play. Given the attack explosion led by Fernando Llorente's brace last weekend, Borja will likely be given a bench role upon his likely Week 14 return. He should have a chance to start again. The Swans five-goal barrage has as much to do with Palace's inept defense as anything.
Source: Football 365
Nov 29 - 5:53 AM

Bob Bradley got his first Premier League win at the helm of Swansea City, but it didn't come easy in a 5-4 win against Crystal Palace.

Bradley finally looked to have a win secured after Leror Fer followed up a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick in the first half with two goals in two minutes just after the hour mark to take a 3-1 lead with just over 20 minutes remaining and five goals yet to be scored. The Swansea defense fell apart in the final quarter of an hour, giving up three goals in a nine-minute span, including a bizarre own goal that saw a cross deflected off the head of Jack Cork before soaring into the back of the net opposite Lukasz Fabianski. But Fernando Llorente came to the rescue in stoppage time, scoring two goals in two minutes himself to send the home fans into a frenzy and out of the bottom spot in the table.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 26 - 12:12 PM

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 as well.
Nov 23 - 6:58 AM

Swansea City missed its best chance yet to hand manager Bob Bradley his first win in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

The Swans put on one of their best performances of the season, or at least since their only win of the season in Week 1 against Burnley, but still could not stop its winless streak from extending to 11 Premier League matches. Swansea City went ahead in the 41st minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson drew a penalty and deftly put the spot-kick into the top corner away from a diving Maarten Stekelenburg for the 1-0 lead. But another defensive mistake proved to be Swansea's downfall once again as a misplaced clearance in the box dropped to Seamus Coleman, who stole a point with an 89-minute equalizer.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 19 - 12:27 PM

Swansea City confirmed that wingers Nathan Dyer and Jefferson Montero are due back in full training this week.

Dyer has been missing for most of the season due to an ongoing ankle injury that required surgery in late September. But the winger is on track to return to match action two months after the operation. Meanwhile, Jefferson Montero is set to join him in full training this week after being fitted with a protective cast and cleared for the weekend trip to Everton after sustaining a broken arm against Manchester United in Gameweek 11.
Nov 14 - 9:18 AM

Swansea City received a massive boost with the news that Jefferson Montero will not miss any more time due to injury.

The winger was sent home from international duty with Ecuador this week in order to see a specialist regarding a hand injury sustained in the weekend loss to Manchester United. While the club confirmed Montero suffered a fracture to his hand, the club medical staff has ruled out surgery and has cleared him to play immediately while wearing a protective cast. Swansea manager Bob Bradley will be surely be comforted by the news knowing Montero only just returned last weekend from a calf injury.
Nov 10 - 10:12 AM

Swansea City continue to wallow near the bottom of the table after losing 1-3 to Manchester United.

Bob Bradley made one key tactical decision to start the game with, and it appeared to be a bad one, as he opted for a 4-4-2 shape, giving starts to both Fernando Llorente and Borja Baston. The problem was, they could not get any service and Manchester United dominated possession throughout the first half, where they scored three goals. Sensing an obvious need to shake things up, Bradley brought on Jefferson Montero and Moudou Barrow to provide more pace and width and there was noticeable improvement in their attack. Behind three goals though, it was too little, too late. However, the Swans did pull one back in the 69th minute, when Mike van der Hoorn headed in a Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 6 - 12:04 PM

Jefferson Montero has recovered from an ankle injury and, according to Bob Bradley, will be available for selection when Swansea City host Manchester United.

Montero has been out since September 18 and had only made four appearances from the bench so far in league play this season, but he could possess the tools Bradley is looking for as the new manager continues to tinker with his squad. He is more likely going to find his role on the bench should he make the team sheet this weekend but may be worth monitoring in deeper head to head and salary cap leagues going forward.
Source: IB Times
Nov 4 - 8:01 AM

Kyle Naughton had to exit Swansea's loss to Stoke City early last night as the defender had become ill.

There isn't too much silver lining to the cloud hanging over South Wales these days, as the Swans attempt to turn their season around under Bob Bradley, but at least Naughton's confirmed illness offers better news than the original speculation that assumed he was removed with a muscle injury. With the Monday night affair, it is a short week for the Swans but Naughton will likely be in contention again in Week 10. If not, Angel Rangel, who replaced Naughton in the loss to the Potters, will step in.
Source: Wales Online
Nov 1 - 3:32 AM

Swansea City remain winless under new manager Bob Bradley after losing 3-1 to Stoke City on Monday.

Swansea went down early after Wilfried Bony scored just three minutes into match. Despite Wayne Routledge drawing the Swans level in the 8th minute, Swansea went on to conceded twice in the second half. The goals conceded after the restart included an own goal by defender Alfie Mawson and Bony's second, a header with 17 minutes left in the match after another Joe Allen-and-Bony connection. The lose drops Swansea to 19th in the table and means they'll enter their Week 11 fixture with Manchester United winless under Bob Bradley.
Source: ESPN FC
Oct 31 - 6:35 PM

Bob Bradley shook up his Starting XI and Swansea had chances to give the new manager his first win, but they were only able to give him his first point in a 0-0 draw with Watford.

Bradley is looking to shape his team and everyone is up for an audition, including a first start for Alfie Mawson, who was one of three defensive changes made in the back four. From a defensive perspective, it was a productive move, as Swansea were able to keep Watford from creating many chances. On the attacking side, Modou Barrow continues to provide a real threat with his speed on the right and he helped create chances in the second half, once teeing up Gylfi Sigurdsson but the Icelandic talisman's shot hit the post. Siggy then sent a free kick into the box that Mike van der Hoorn stuck a leg out onto but Heurelho Gomes came up with a fantastic save. Bradley has a tough assignment in getting the best out of a squad that looks short on talent, but he may stick with this defense which makes budget options like Mawson, van der Hoorn and Stephen Kingsley worth monitoring in fantasy.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 22 - 12:08 PM

Both Fernando Llorente and Modou Barrow are available for selection this weekend against Watford after the duo picked up injuries from last weekend's loss to Arsenal.

Llorente took a shot to his ribs and Barrow had to limp off with an ankle knock after a red-card inducing tackle by Granit Xhaka last weekend but Bob Bradley will be happy to have both in contention as he makes his home debut as manager against the Hornets. Barrow was a menace against the Gunners and should be very likely to start in Week 9. Llorente may not be as predictable, as his competitor for the striker position, Borja Baston, came on to score last weekend in Llorente's place. Swansea are certainly worth monitoring for fantasy prospects over the coming weeks with the change in management.
Oct 21 - 3:28 AM

Modou Barrow had to leave the match early in which Swansea City lost to Arsenal after having his ankle injured from a challenge by Granit Xhaka.

Swansea displayed an impressive attack, scoring twice against the Gunners on their own ground in a bid to pull off an upset, and much of it was due to the play of Barrow, who gave the Arsenal defense fits throughout the match. In the 82nd minute, Xhaka slid in from behind to take Barrow down and was shown a red card for his play.Barrow had his ankle strapped and managed to limp off rather than requiring a stretcher, which offers some optimism that the winger's injury is not too serious. We should have further update on the ankle during the buildup to Swansea's match with Watford in which Bob Bradley will be making his home debut.
Source: Mirror
Oct 17 - 5:12 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson's assist in the 90th minute began a dramatic late come-from-behind win over Finland in a 3-2 final.

Iceland, everyone's favorite underdog story from this summer's Euros, once again fed every neutral football fan's imagination by scoring twice late to reverse the outcome with Finland. Finland were ahead 1-2 at the half and it stayed that way until the 90th minute, when Sigurdsson sent a cross that was headed home by Alfred Finnbogason. Then, five minutes into added time, with the final whistle seconds away from being blown, Ragnar "the other" Sigurdsson completed the comeback with a goal from close range. Swansea's early season struggles have been reflected in Gylfi's fantasy appeal, as he enters Week 8 with only one goal and one assist. If Bob Bradley is able to give the club a shot in the arm, perhaps Gylfi will rise back to the fantasy beast is capable of being.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 8 - 8:11 AM


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