Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City was not able to turn around an early deficit in a 2-1 home loss to Leicester City.

Swansea City fell behind in the 24th minute on its own accord as defender Federico Fernandesz headed in an own goal to help the Foxes. Riyad Mahrez sent a scintillating cross into the box that Fernandez tried to steer wide, only to see it beat Lukasz Fabianski at the near post. Things got worse for the Swans just after the half-time break as Shinji Okazaki made it a 2-0 deficit in the 49th minute. However, Swansea was able to pull one back in the 56th minute with a dazzling effort from Alfie Mawson, who took a pass from Jordan Ayew and turned it past Kasper Schmeichel. But that's where it ended for Swansea as Leicester held on for it's first win in six league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:48 PM

Tammy Abraham's brace was the difference in Swansea's 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

There was a lively start to proceedings at the Liberty Stadium with Jonas Lossl involved in almost all the first half's talking points. Early in the game the Dane looked hurt when Leroy Fer tackled him awkwardly but he did well to deny Tammy Abraham a few minutes later. A few misplaced passes in the opening minutes by the 'keeper forewarned of what was to come, when Lossl gift Swansea their first by passing the ball to Tom Carroll who squared for Abraham to fire home. Only minutes earlier Lossl's ball over the top to Ince sent him through but the Englishman failed to make the most of the chance. His appeals for a penalty in the same move were waved away. The introduction of a jet-lagged Mooy at the interval didn't save the Town as Swansea doubled their lead after 3 minutes. Ayew chipped to Abraham who bundled it home. An injury to Billing, who was stretchered off, will provide an extra headache for David Wagner after this loss.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 14 - 12:09 PM

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

Paul Clement has declared Nathan Dyer fit for selection as the winger has made it all the way back from a ruptured Achilles.

Dyer's injury happened way back in February but he has been building his match fitness up in recent weeks with the club's U-23s and is ready to make the senior squad. It would be hard to imagine Dyer being much more than a bench option for a while given the lengthy layoff and the fact that this is the second major injury he has recovered from in the past year and change, as he had ankle surgery before the Achilles injury, making only 3 starts in between. He has a long path to being a fantasy commodity but if the Swans are struggling for goals, Dyer has a chance to make an impact.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 10 - 6:57 AM

Paul Clement is hoping Wilfried Bony can recover in time for their next game after he was forced off at West Ham because of a hamstring injury.

The Swansea boss opted for a slight change in formation at the London Stadium on Saturday following an encouraging second forty-five [versus Watford] seven days earlier which saw Tammy Abraham paired with Bony in attack with Jordan Ayew just in behind. However, Clement was forced into a reshuffle at half-time when Bony complained of muscular discomfort during the break. "It was an injury concern," Clement said in response to questions regarding Bony’s withdrawal. "I don’t know [if] it was just tightness or something more serious [but] it was his hamstring. Wilfried didn’t feel comfortable when he was stretching. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious." The Swans now have a fortnight to regroup before they face Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium in a game already being billed as a relegation six-pointer.
Oct 1 - 4:35 PM

Swansea City defended well for most of the match but conceded late as they were defeated 1-0 by West Ham at the London Stadium.

The Swans suffered their fourth defeat of the season in dramatic fashion when substitute Diafra Sakho grabbed the winner for West Ham in the 90th minute. However, their attacking deficiencies overshadowed the fact they conceded late. Swansea controlled 57% of possession and kept tabs on the West Ham attackers for vast majority of the match, but put just one of their six shots on target despite the presence of Tammy Abraham, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony in the starting XI. The defeat means Paul Clement's side drop into the bottom three.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 30 - 2:33 PM

Renato Sanches made his much-anticipated debut for Swansea City but the hosts failed to score for the third time in the opening four matches, falling to Newcastle United, 0-1.

Paul Clement started the match playing Sanches in a more deeper midfield role and the youngster did well, dispossessing Newcastle players on several occasions, but had little impact going forward and Swansea's attack clearly lacked punch until the opening half's final moments, with a missed header by Alfie Mawson offering their best chance to score. Clement deployed Sanches in a more attacking position in the second half and opportunities began to emerge, with Kyle Naughton and Tammy Abraham getting more involved. The would concede the opener with 14 minutes to play though and Newcastle tightened up enough to keep the Swans at bay. Swansea did well to pick up four points in their opening three, but this is three matches in four without a goal and now the window is closed. The only opponent they have scored on is lowly Crystal Palace.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 10 - 8:22 PM

Kyle Bartley will not return before November after going under the knife.

The Swansea City defender injured his knee following an awkward landing during last month’s Carabao Cup tie at MK Dons. It was initially hoped that Bartley would miss between 6-8 weeks but further tests confirm the damage to his medial ligament was worse than first feared meaning he could spend around three months on the sidelines: "We were disappointed to lose Kyle. He has now had surgery and we expect him to be out for around 12 weeks," said Swans boss Paul Clement. "The period of 12 weeks is an estimate, and we will have to see how Kyle responds to his rehabilitation." The news is likely to see Swansea continue in a 3-5-2, certainly in the short-term [after it served them so well at Selhurst Park], with Frederico Fernandez sitting alongside Alfie Mawson and Mike van der Hoorn.
Sep 6 - 6:12 AM

Swansea City wrapped up their transfer market shopping by signing former striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City for a fee of £12m.

The Swans also offloaded Fernando Llorente to Tottenham in the closing hours of deadline day, for virtually the same transfer fee. Bony and the club are hoping to find the form he enjoyed in his first run with the club, when the Ivorian made a name for himself with 16 goals during the 2013/2014 season. It has been a downhill slide since moving to Manchester City though, where he has scored just a handful of goals in the past few years, including a forgettable loan spell with Stoke last season. Llorente's departure will likely see Tammy Abraham continue as the preferred striker for now, but Bony should get a chance to shine at some point. He has boom or bust fantasy potential.
Source: The Sun
Sep 1 - 5:31 AM

Swansea City continue their hunt for talent as the transfer deadline looms, and they may land a big one on loan from Bayern Munich in exciting young midfielder Renato Sanches.

Well, an addition like Sanches would certainly be a jolt in the Swansea attack and perhaps get their supporters a bit more optimistic than the Sam Clucas signing last week, though to be fair, Clucas had a solid debut in Swansea's first win of the season. Sanches earned international attention during last summer's Euros, helping Portugal to the title. He has a promising developing future as a physical midfield presence with attacking threat. He would likely see plenty of playing time if he plays in South Wales and should be scooped up in most draft formats when made available.
Source: ESPN FC
Aug 30 - 10:58 PM

Tammy Abraham scored his first Premier League goal and the first of Swansea City's season as they picked up three road points with a 0-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Swansea were able to take advantage of an Eagles side struggling with defensive errors, finally getting on the board after going goalless the first two weekends. It looked as though they might squander a chance to take the lead before halftime, with a free header by Alfie Mawson missing wide, but Abraham got them on the board a minute before the break. Leroy Fer sent a cross into the box and the teenager was able to shrug off a defender to meet the ball with his toe to poke home. Fellow forward Jordan Ayew then made it 0-2 a few minutes into the second half, when Kyle Naughton did well to dispossess the ball and send it through to Ayew who took a touch around the keeper before walking it home. Sam Clucas made his debut and the Swans enter the break with four points from two road games.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 26 - 12:19 PM

A scan on Kyle Bartley's knee has revealed damage to the medial ligament and the defender is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks as a result.

Bartley got the nod in a three-center back formation deployed by Paul Clement in the loss to Manchester United last weekend, and three of the four goals the Swans conceded came after Bartley was removed, so perhaps the defender was setting up for an extended run in the XI. Sadly, this injury puts a stop to that notion for the time being. Expect a four man back line then this weekend, with Mike van der Hoorn providing cover at center back until Bartley returns.
Aug 26 - 4:46 AM

Swansea City were 4-1 winners over MK Dons in last night's Carabao Cup but it came at a cost as defender Kyle Bartley had to be stretchered off with a knee injury.

Bartley went in for an aerial challenge and landed awkwardly on the knee, unable to leave the pitch without need for a stretcher. Paul Clement commented post-match that it was too soon to tell the extent of the injury but he expects the defender to spend "some time on the sidelines". You can all but rule him out to make the squad this weekend against Crystal Palace and the international break follows immediately after, so even in a best-case scenario, Bartley looks to be absent for a few weeks. There is little fantasy impact with the news, other than it makes Mike van der Hoorn the preferred backup at the center back position for the time being.
Source: Wales Online
Aug 23 - 4:26 AM

Swansea City, in desperate need for reinforcements before the summer window closes, have had their £16.5m bid for Sam Clucas accepted, and the Hull City midfielder is expected to make the move to Wales very soon.

Both Burnley and Swansea have been courting Hull for Clucas in recent weeks, but Swansea are willing to spend a considerable amount more than the Clarets, who were reported to have 10m on the table a couple of days ago. Clucas had a big spike in development last season, being thrust into action for the Tigers when they barely had enough bodies to put together an 18-man squad and grew further under the guidance of Marco Silva. That said, Clucas is no spring chicken, turning 27-years-old next month, and certainly seems to fall short of the kind of impact player the Swans desperately need after the departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson. For the price they are willing to pay, you have to think Clucas finds a regular spot in the XI rather quickly.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 23 - 3:43 AM

Swansea City's home opener was one to forget as they ran up against a blossoming Manchester United attack and were beaten soundly, 0-4.

It was always going to be a tough assignment for Paul Clement to get a positive result here, but his gameplan at least kept his side in the match right up until the 45th minute. Their best chance to score came very early on when Jordan Ayew found himself in loads of space, took it into the area and tried to lob one into the far corner but it hit the woodwork. The defense, meanwhile, did its best to stave off United's possession advantage as Roque Mesa made his first PL start in central midfield. They would concede just before halftime though from a corner and United were in control for the entire second half, eventually pounding the Swans with three goals in the space of four minutes. It is rather clear Swansea need to do some shopping for impact players before this transfer window closes.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 9:49 AM



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