Swansea City

Swansea City

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Gylfi Sigurdsson was a noticeable absentee on Saturday as Swansea travelled to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in a game which would mark their second Premier League record in a matter of 7 days.

Following on from last weekends’ first ever league double over Manchester United Swansea were able to hit the 40 point mark in record time to all but guarantee that the Jacks remain in the top-flight next season. Even more impressive was the manner of the victory – a hard fought battling display which maybe lacked the panache and guile normally associated with Swansea demonstrating a tougher more resilient side without their star man. A hamstring injury curtailed any involvement for Sigurdsson but Tom Carroll gave an assured display while a Jack Cork effort [which hit the crossbar] was turned in by the unfortunate Kieran Trippier to seal the win. The Icelandic international joins Kyle Bartley [the only other sidelined player] in the treatment room.
Source: Wales Online
Mar 1 - 5:14 PM

Jack Cork had his best performance of the season, both in fantasy and reality, as Swansea City continue to find results with a 0-1 win over Burnley.

Cork was vital to the cause today, intercepting five passes, drawing five fouls, and was behind the shot that rattled off the bar and subsequently went off Kieran Trippier for an own goal that would win the match. Cork actually didn't get any compensation for aiding in the only goal of the match in fantasy terms, but it did not prevent him from having one of the better rounds of any midfielder in the league with 15 fantasy points. Expect his below 6m price to skyrocket. Garry Monk has done a fantastic job at the helm and deserves more praise from the media for his work.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 28 - 12:34 PM

Jack Cork has thrived in Garry Monk's XI, helping Swansea City to some positive results, and it is beginning to translate to fantasy production.

Cork has slotted straight into a defensive midfield role, putting up nine points last weekend versus Manchester United. He has a knack for winning fouls, which he was able to do five times against the Red Devils and is the sort of stat that shouldn't be dependent on fixtures. Currently available for 5.6m, his price should steadily rise as we play out the final third of the season.
Feb 25 - 5:31 PM

Angel Rangel, a steady figure at right back for Swansea City since 2007, appears to have finally fallen out of favor to winter signing Kyle Naughton.

Rangel was one of the original Swans to guide the club to promotion in 2011, and at the time was part of a major Spanish influence on the squad, as Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Chico would all become key figures in the top flight. Rangel is now the last remaining Spaniard from the bunch, not counting Michu's loan spell, but it appears both may be heading away from the Liberty Stadium this summer. Naughton should be viewed as a safe bet to make the XI regularly until form or injury dictate otherwise.
Feb 23 - 3:33 PM

Bafetimbi Gomis' late goal was enough to beat Manchester United 2-1.

Louis van Gaal - meet Garry Monk. While the media let's us know what LVG has for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year, Monk continues to guide Swansea in a positive direction without hardly any fanfare. That should appropriately change after today. After conceding the first goal in the 28th minute, the Swans answered back just two minutes later. Ki Sung-Yueng made a perfectly timed run into the area to meet a Jonjo Shelvey cross and the South Korean netted for the fifth time this season. Manchester United's attack would then evaporate for the final hour of the match and the Swans finally got their winner. Shelvey smashed a deep shot on target, but as it made its way to goal, Bafetimbi Gomis was in its path and attempted to duck out of the way. Instead, the ball grazed Gomis' head, took a slight redirection, and caught David de Gea off balance.
Feb 21 - 12:23 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.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has completed his three match ban and will most certainly go straight back into Garry Monk's XI when Swansea City host Manchester United this weekend.

The Swans managed to stay afloat without Sigurdsson around, grabbing four points from the three matches missed, two of which were on the road. He will slot straight back into his central attacking midfield road against the Red Devils, who's form took a hit in their draw against West Ham. Siggy scored against United in the reverse fixture, a 1-2 win for the Swans at Old Trafford on opening day. Whether he can score again this weekend remains to be seen but you can guarantee he will be involved in whatever attack the Swans present.
Feb 16 - 2:18 PM

Wayne Routledge is back in training for Swansea City after healing from a calf injury, and is expected to be available for selection Wednesday when the Swans travel to the Hawthorns.

The Swans have been fortunate to grab four points from their last two contests, considering the absence of Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson and for one of them, Ki Sung-Yueng. This was shaping up to be a potential clean sheet opportunity for the Baggies, but they have shipped five in their last two so both clubs have done the opposite of what's been expected lately, making Wednesday's matchup difficult to predict.
Feb 9 - 2:48 PM

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
Feb 7 - 12:06 PM

Kyle Naughton got his first start as a member of Swansea City last weekend and came up big helping the Swans collect a clean sheet and 14 fantasy points for himself.

No one gave the Swans much of a shot to come away with a positive result against Southampton last weekend, but while Jonjo Shelvey earned the headlines with his game-winning goal, Naughton was an unsung hero, starting at right back over veteran Angel Rangel. Naughton is versatile enough to handle either fullback position and can provide the perfect bench replacement for normal starters Neil Taylor and Rangel, but after last weekend's performance, it may prove difficult for Garry Monk to come up with a valid reason to sit Naughton down. It is a good problem to have in terms of depth but it creates a potential problem for fantasy managers. Ashley Williams and Lukasz Fabianski are the trusted option in the back for the Swans.

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Southampton will not appeal Ryan Bertrand’s red card despite the Saints boss believing the tackle on Modou Barrow "was a foul" but should’ve been a maximum "yellow card," a challenge which left the attacker requiring a stretcher.

Frustration spilled on the by-line as Garry Monk exchanged words with the left-back "I thought it was a bad tackle. I just said how do you think you can win that ball from the side or behind?" but his Swansea side had the final laugh taking all three points from St Marys’. There were initial fears that Barrow had suffered a serious knee injury however it now looks like the damage may only be minor although tests will be ongoing. Modou Barrow joined the Jacks during the summer transfer window for a fee reputed to be in the region of $2.5 million and has yet to start a Premier League game but the speedy winger is said to have a bright future at the club.
Feb 3 - 3:30 AM

Bafetembi Gomis took to Twitter to end speculation for the rest of the day regarding his potential departure from Swansea City to announce that he will remain with the club.

Gomis went on to say through a handful of tweets that though he was sad early in his Swansea career with the lack of opportunities, he understands that the situation has changed and he and Garry Monk are on the same page. Swansea picked up three huge points against Southampton yesterday and will look toward Gomis to be a key figure in their desire to rise up the table.
Source: Twitter.com
Feb 2 - 11:24 AM

Garry Monk will assess a number of players ahead of this weekends’ visit of Sunderland following the late withdrawal of Leon Britton [illness] and Jefferson Montero [hamstring] for the Jacks trip to St Marys’ on Sunday.

Britton was expected to rejoin the group following a recent groin problem while Montero was rested as a precaution after feeling discomfort during training on Friday. However their absence did not affect Swansea too much as Garry Monk executed a perfectly planned smash and grab raid to take all three points. Even when Marvin Emnes limped to the sidelines on 15 minutes with a thigh problem Swansea remained strong before Jonjo Shelvey struck from 25 yards although Fraser Forster should’ve done better. Swansea will also need to check on winger Modou Barrow following a reckless Ryan Bertrand tackle which resulted in his sending off although initial reports suggest the knee injury he sustained does not appear to be serious.
Feb 2 - 8:02 AM

A late strike by Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey stunned Southampton at St. Mary's stadium, as Swansea defeated the Saints 1-0.

The match was headed for a draw before Shelvey unleashed a 25 yard strike that left Fraser Forster stunned. Soon after the goal, left-back Ryan Bertrand was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Modou Barrow. Bertrand will miss three matches, which is a huge blow to Southampton. The Saints are now tied with Arsenal for fourth place and the next three matches could prove crucial in their fight for a top four spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 1 - 1:16 PM

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has spent the two weeks between league matches to recover from a shoulder injury he picked up against Chelsea and has been declared fit for selection on Sunday.

Excellent news for Garry Monk and Swansea fans as the club have a tough task of finding a positive result against Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium. With Wilfried Bony long gone and Gylfi Sigurdsson serving the first of a three-match ban, it may take a tight defense to steal a road point and that feat would be next to impossible without Williams. A true soldier, he has yet to miss a minute of pitch time this season and it appears that impressive trend will continue on Sunday.
Jan 30 - 4:12 PM

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