Player News - Swansea City

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Wilfried Bony scored for the second consecutive week and the Swans climbed out of the basement with the win over West Brom.

Perhaps there's something magical in the Welsh water that brings out the best in Bony. After years in the wilderness following his big money move t o Manchester City, Bony seems to be rounding back into form. The Swans will still need more from him as they are still lacking potent scoring and creating options.
Source: Espnfc.com
Dec 9 - 12:13 PM

Federico Fernandez will miss at least one more match for Swansea City as the defender is building up match fitness following a lengthy personal leave of absence.

Fernandez was allowed to go to Argentina following the passing of his father, and wound up missing about three weeks of competitive action before rejoining the Swans a few days ago. Paul Clement feels the defender needs to focus on training and fitness so that Fernandez can have a shot at making the XI in the upcoming midweek clash with Manchester City. The Swans need all their best players and they need them to start performing at their best, as they are currently languishing at the bottom of the league table, having earned just a single point in their last seven games.
Source: Reuters
Dec 8 - 4:40 AM

Federico Fernandez will miss out the weekend trip to Stoke City, as he continues to stay on compassionate leave following the death of his father.

Fernandez's father passed away this past Friday, which is why he has been absent from the club in the win over Bournemouth this past weekend and the loss to Chelsea Wednesday night. Once again, Mike van der Hoorn figures to deputize for the club captain against the Potters. Swansea have done well defensively in his absence, grabbing a clean sheet against the Cherries and holding the Blues to a single goal at the Bridge.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 30 - 5:18 AM

Swansea managed to avoid losing for the fifth time in succession at home to Bournemouth on Saturday but couldn't find a winning goal.

Wilfried Bony successfully put the ball in the net for the hosts in the first half but his effort was ruled out controversially for an infringement and substitute Leroy Fer should have done a lot better with a fantastic opportunity in the dying embers of the game. The Dutchman's miss may be amongst the worst by the end of the season - he cut in from the left an saw his first shot parried by Begovic only to slice his rebound wide. Bournemouth will be content with 10 points from a possible 12 in their last 4 PL games whilst Swansea needed this victory to ease the pressure on Clement. Josh King looked sprightly all afternoon for the Cherries, creating probably their best chance when Marc Pugh failed to convert fro, his low ball.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 25 - 12:17 PM

Paul Clement expects Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham to overcome a back problem in time for this weekend.

The Swansea attacker was helped off on Saturday, having tried [and failed], to play through the pain at Turf Moor after suffering a lower back issue. However, Clement believes it wasn’t anything serious despite Abraham leaving the field on a stretcher. "His back went into spasm, but I don't think there is an injury there. He is a bit stiff at the moment, but we think he will be okay for Bournemouth." The 20-year-old was not part of the training group on Tuesday but he is expected to rejoin the first-team at some point this week. Should there be any doubts regarding the fitness of Abraham, then Clement maybe tempted to rest his top scorer given that Wilfried Bony is back in contention after recovering from the niggling hamstring strain which has hampered his progress since returning to the club.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 21 - 6:18 PM

Swansea City put in a flat performance that was magnified by a back injury that required Tammy Abraham to exit early in a 2-0 loss to Burnley.

Paul Clement's side has really hit the skids, suffering their fourth loss on the trot this afternoon, as they conceded two first half goals to the home side while offering virtually no threat in the opposite direction. The only stretch of the match in which they did look positive going forward was about a twenty minute span in the second half, with their best chance to cut the deficit in half missed by Abraham. Late on, the striker went to ground for the second and final time of the game, requiring a stretcher. It appears to be a back injury and we should get an update on his status before the end of the weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 18 - 12:08 PM

Martin Olsson, Renato Sanches and Leon Britton have all been ruled out by Paul Clement for the weekend as the trio continue to recover from their various injuries.

Olsson had a scan on his hamstring which revealed a Grade-1 tear, the most minor of the lot, and was expected to remain out this weekend along with Sanches. Britton's absence was a bit of a surprise as he was on track to return in time for the trip to St. Mary's but has picked up an illness. Sam Clucas could fill in at left back for Olsson once again, though Clement has the option of flipping Kyle Naughton to the left side and handing veteran Angel Rangel a rare start, though Rangel himself is not 100% fit.
Nov 3 - 3:14 AM

Leon Britton and Angel Rangel were both kept out of the squad in yesterday's loss to Arsenal as each are coping with minor groin strains.

There's an old saying that "there's no such thing as a 'minor' groin strain", or at least, there should be. Britton and Rangel are two veteran figures in the squad, who go back to the club's days in the lower levels. Still, it likely would not have tipped the scale in their favor against the Gunners, as Paul Clement turned to Sam Clucas at left back and had Ki and Leroy Fer available in central midfield. Consider Britton a doubt for Week 11 until we get additional information on his status.
Oct 29 - 2:23 AM

Sam Clucas scored his first Swansea goal in the Premier League but it wasn't enough as the Swans couldn't hold on to their one goal halftime lead at the Emirates and fell 2-1.

Given the amount of possession the Swans conceded, it was always going to be a challenge for them to come away with any of the spoils at the Emirates. It started brightly enough with Sam Clucas scoring in the 22nd minute after the Swans survived sustained early pressure from the Gunners. It didn't last though as the scoring chances kept coming for Arsenal and eventually Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey saw their efforts rewarded. The loss leaves the Swans perilously close to the drop zone with Everton and Bournemouth still to play.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 28 - 12:32 PM

Swansea City manager Paul Clement lamented the loss of three injured starters ahead of the weekend match with Arsenal.

Wilfried Bony has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, although he is hopeful for Gameweek 11, while Renato Sanches has also been ruled out after suffering a thigh injury. Further, Martin Olsson looks almost certain to miss out on the weekend as he is set for a scan on his hamstring injury, Clement confirmed. "Wilfried is rehabbing. He is clear of the injury now but he needs to get his fitness up and it’s a matter of how long that will take. He will not be available for the weekend, but we will see for the Brighton game. Renato is not available and I also think next weekend will be a push for him, but he is showing signs of improvement."
Oct 26 - 2:34 PM

Martin Olsson picked up a hamstring injury in the first half of Swansea City's Carabap Cup loss to Manchester United, and the left back is due for a scan to reveal the extent of the injury.

If there was one space on the pitch the Swans cannot afford an injury crisis, it is at left back. Last season, they had several options, with Stephen Kingsley and Neil Taylor providing alternatives to Olsson, but both of those players have since moved on. Olsson is the the only "dedicated" left back currently in the senior team, though the likely band-aid will be to flip Kyle Naughton over to that side of the defensive line, which he has experience doing. Sam Clucas is another unorthodox but potential option. The news does not create any fantasy openings for Swansea, this week anyway, with their trip to Arsenal, but Olsson's absence may be a boon for owners of attacking Gunners.
Oct 24 - 10:13 PM

Renato Sanches has been ruled out of Swansea City's Carabao Cup on Tuesday night with a thigh injury he picked up against Leicest City over the weekend, putting his Week 10 status in doubt.

Paul Clement stated that Sanches' thigh injury, which is not the same as the thigh injury picked up while on international duty a few weeks back, will not only keep him out of midweek cup action, but "possibly at the weekend as well." Sanches has done little to help fantasy managers since his loan spell began, regardless of format, and he does not have a stranglehold on a spot in Clement's XI, making his fantasy value nearly non-existent. With Ki Sung-Yueng back in the mix, Tom Carroll seemingly nailed on, and other options such as Leroy Fer, Leon Britton and Sam Clucas in tow, the 20-year-old prospect from Portugal has work to do to make an impact this season. Wilfried Bony will also miss the cup tie with Manchester United and remains a doubt for the weekend with a hamstring injury.
Source: Metro
Oct 23 - 10:19 PM

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


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