Player News - Swansea City

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Ki Sung-Yueng is fit and available for selection according to Swansea City's official website, as the midfielder has successfully recovered from a concussion sustained last weekend.

Ki took a kick to the head two weekends ago from Stephane Sessegnon, causing him to miss the match against Palace this past weekend. Alberto Paloschi was given his starting debut against the Eagles, but did not have too much of an impact. It will be a bit of a guessing game to call what Francesco Guidolin plans to do this weekend against Southampton. He could put Ki back in place of Paloschi or someone else may drop out. Given the way the Saints defense are playing right now, no Swans are worth considering for fantasy purposes in attack outside of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a beautiful goal to help Swansea earn a point in their home match against Crystal Palace.

Swansea haven't been able to get much done lately but Gylfi Sigurdsson has been fantastic and scored a beautiful free-kick in the today's draw. New signing Alberton Paloschi started the match but wasn't very effective and will need to improve if Swansea want to stay out of the relegation zone. For now, fantasy managers can enjoy Gylfi Sigurdsson go wild.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 6 - 12:12 PM

With Ki Sung-Yueng ruled out for Swansea City's match with Crystal Palace this weekend, it is likely that striker Alberto Paloschi will make his first start with his new club.

The atmosphere seems right for Francesco Guidolin to unleash his new signing in front of the home crowd at Liberty Stadium. Paloschi was the player who the manager replaced Ki with against Manchester City and looked pretty comfortable in his debut, linking up nicely with the Swans midfield attacking unit. It is too early to anoint him a prospect in the FPL game, but he is probably available for very little in salary leagues as well as draft leagues and should be considered for a roster spot to see how he fares against Crystal Palace.
Source: ESPN FC
Feb 5 - 7:35 AM

Ki Sung-Yeung has been ruled out of this weekends’ game versus Crystal Palace as a precaution because of a head injury.

The South Korean was stretchered off at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night following a clash with Stephane Sessegnon. Ki suffered mild concussion while Francesco Guidolin also confirmed that last seasons’ (supporters’) player of the year had taken a knock to the cheek although he did not require hospital treatment. Alberto Paloschi could make his home debut after impressing from the bench but the Italian coach may also consider new arrival Leroy Fer who has made the switch from Queens Park Rangers on-loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Feb 4 - 6:16 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the opener in the final half hour of the match to set Swansea City up for their third win on the trot, but West Brom managed to equalize in stoppage time to end the affair in a 1-1 draw.

Sigurdsson provided the Jacks with their best scoring chance in the first half, smashing a volley from 35 yards out, but Ben Foster was able to tip the shot over the bar. There was a scary moment just before halftime when Stephane Sessegnon kicked his leg out high and caught Ki Sung-Yueng square in the head, dropping the South Korean to the ground for a few minutes. Ki is thought to only be mildly concussed according to later reports. Sigurdsson got his goal in the second half when he slid home a shot after debutante Alberto Paloschi held the ball up for him. They could not seal the deal for three points though, conceding in the closing moments. Still, that makes seven points in three for the Swans, who are beginning to get their act together.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 2 - 5:32 PM

Swansea have moved to fill their Jonjo Shelvey-sized hole in midfield with the loan signing of Leroy Fer on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Widely rumored to be staying in the Premier League, Dutch international Fer had to wait half a season to return to England's top flight. The move is a solid one for a club that has recently righted a ship that has been sinking for much of the season. Fer should be a solid addition who provides a box-to-box presence with slightly less outrageous talents than Shelvey but with significantly more reliability. If Fer can stay healthy and in the line-up, he is a solid fantasy addition in draft leagues as a starting-quality player.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 1 - 6:28 PM

Swansea City have sent Portuguese striker Eder on loan to Ligue 1 side Lille for the rest of the season.

Eder, otherwise known as Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes, could not make much of an impact for Swansea this season, even when they gave him a shot to replace an out-of-form Bafetimbi Gomis. He made two starts to this point of the season, playing 276 minutes and total, and failed to score or assist once. With the addition of Alberto Paloschi, it seems best for Eder to seek pitch time elsewhere. It would stand to reason then that Gomis will likely stick around unless Francesco Guidolin feels extremely confident in depending solely on Paloschi. Paloschi is looking more and more like a candidate for regular playing time and should be considered as a pick up in fantasy draft leagues.

Swansea City have secured the transfer of striker Alberto Paloschi by way of Chievo for a fee believed to be around £8m.

New Swans manager Francesco Guidolin has completed the first January signing for the club and it looks to push Bafetimbi Gomis closer to an exit from Liberty Stadium, if not at least pushing him further away from a starting role. Guidolin and Paloschi have worked together in the past at Parma and the 26-year-old striker has some pedigree coming up through the youth system of AC Milan. In 21 appearances for Chievo this season, he notched eight goals. Between Guidolin wanting to make a splash with his first signing, the relationship with Paloschi in the past and the fact that the Jacks haven't felt confident enough to use Gomis or Eder as starters in quite some time, it would stand to reason that the new boy will get a crack in the XI very quickly. For that reason, he is worth an immediate add in draft leagues for those looking for help at forward.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 29 - 7:15 PM

Swansea City officially confirmed the departure of goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel in a loan deal with Werder Bremen through the end of the season.

The German has not played a single minute this season as a third-choice keeper behind Lukasz Fabianski and Kristoffer Nordfeldt. After being released by the club following the end of last season, the Swans had a change of heart and signed the 37-year-old to a two-year contract. In his four-plus years with Swansea, Tremmel has made 52 appearances in all competitions.
Jan 28 - 12:24 PM

Andre Ayew drew a penalty to set Swansea City up for the opening goal then would go on to score the match-winner as the Jacks were able to stave off a late barrage by Everton to win 1-2 at Goodison Park.

The Swans got off on the right foot with their possession game and in the 17th minute, a poor back pass by John Stones was reached first by Ayew in the area who was tripped by Tim Howard to award the Jacks a penalty. Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up and converted with an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Everton would level nine minutes later as Jack Cork was slapped with an own goal as he inadvertently directed in a Gareth Barry shot. The Swans regained the lead on 34 minutes, when Neil Taylor fed Ayew at the edge of the box and the latter was able to get his shot to deflect past Howard. The attack went dormant in the second half as Everton mounted much pressure in the final third, but Swansea were able to hang on for dear life and secure three vital points as they move further away from the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 24 - 10:33 AM

Franck Tabanou will spend the remainder of the season on loan to Ligue 1 side St Etienne, the same club that sold the left back to Swansea over the summer.

Tabanou is likely thinking "Good riddance" while the Swans are thinking "Don't let the door hit you on the way out". It has been a disaster signing for the Jacks, as Tabanou made a total of three appearances for the club, not playing a single minute in league play. Attesting to his character, he must really have rubbed the club the wrong way considering how poorly Swansea's season has gone and the chances given to many other players in the squad who were not starters at the beginning of the season. The left back didn't help his case by complaining of his usage to the media. It is extremely likely he will be moved permanently in the summer, but for now, he can return to the open arms of St Etienne, who he helped to a spot in the Europa League as a regular last season. Neil Taylor is safely ingrained in the left back role with Kyle Naughton flexible enough to move over from the right should Taylor miss any time.
Jan 22 - 1:23 AM

Swansea City put together a good showing in front of newly-appointed head coach Francesco Guidolin in a 1-0 win against Watford on Monday night.

The three points proves to be a massive boost for the Swans as they jump out of the relegation zone with a one-point lead over Newcastle. It was Ashley Williams who rose to the occasion at the Liberty Stadium on both ends of the pitch, starting with his first-half header that ended up being the match-winner. After a scramble in the penalty area following a corner, Ki Sung-yueng floated a cross into the area that Williams dispatched past Heurelho Gomes for his first Premier League goal in nearly two years. But Williams was at his best on the defensive end, covering up an often porous Swansea defense with key interceptions and using his formidable aerial presence to clear out crosses late in the second half.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 18 - 5:10 PM

Kyle Naughton will be available for Swansea City's Week 22 match with Watford on Monday night after successfully appealing the red card he received in the loss to Sunderland.

A bittersweet victory for the Swans as they can now look to Naughton instead of having to depend solely on Angel Rangel for the next three games, but they understandably feel cheated with the result against the Black Cats, who scored three of their four goals with the man advantage. It is still a murky situation as Alan Curtis has rotated at many a position since his time in charge, so guessing who will start between Naughton and Rangel right now is a risky proposition.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 16 - 4:12 AM

Swansea City had a defensive disaster and were not helped by some questionably poor refereeing, as opponents Sunderland closed the gap of the relegation zone in a 2-4 loss for the Jacks.

On one hand, Swansea were given a soft penalty when Wes Brown fouled Andre Ayew in the box, allowing Gylfi Sigurdsson to equalize after Swansea conceded an early goal. Everything else went against them though. Kyle Naughton was sent off for a high tackle on Yann M'Vila in the 38th minute, a seemingly harsh decision by the referee. Despite the loss of a man, they managed to take the lead shortly thereafter, when Ayew took a long pass from Lukasz Fabianski, absolutely schooled Lee Cattermole to get into the area and struck a fine blast to make it 2-1. After the break, the missing man was felt, as Swansea conceded three times. Angel Rangel came on to fill in the spot for Naughton, and will surely get the nod in Week 22 assuming Naughton is to serve his suspension, though the Swans could very well appeal.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 13 - 5:12 PM

Swansea City entered a club-record bid for the transfer of striker Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli, but had their £16 million offer rejected.

It is looking pretty clear that the club is ready to move on from depending on Bafetimbi Gomis and Eder for their goals. Gomis began the season splendidly, scoring in each of the Jacks first four league games, but has scored just once since, while Eder did little in his opportunity to supplant the Frenchman. The defense has begun to turn things around in recent weeks and there is plenty of talent in their midfield, so it makes since that if Swansea are going to break the bank on one influential player, it would be at the striker position. Gabbiadini has had a successful campaign at Napoli, apparently too successful for Swansea to afford.
Source: Read Swansea
Jan 5 - 8:33 AM


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