Player News - Swansea City

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Fernando Llorente scored a quick second half brace and Gylfi Sigurdsson was the hero with a match winner as Swansea City picked up three massive points with an upset 2-3 win over Liverpool.

There is hope for Swansea's season after a huge win, in fact their first win ever at Anfield in league play. The first half was all about displaying a focused defense that limited Liverpool's normally clever attack. In the second frame, they pounced on two chances in the opening seven minutes to take a shocking 0-2 lead, both scored by Llorente. The first with a toe poke after a successful set piece from the corner, the second from a header after a brilliant overlap run of new signings Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll, the latter delivering the pinpoint cross. The Reds would respond with two quick goals but Swansea one again leaned on the heroics of Sigurdsson, who stretched to meet the ball at the far post.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 9:35 AM

Swansea City have completed the transfer of midfielder Tom Carroll from Tottenham on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Swansea City continue their January shopping with their second signing of the day and third of the month in Carroll. Carroll has been completely blocked from 1st team action with Spurs, especially with the emergence of Harry Winks this season, having played a total of one minute in league play this season. Now 24 years old, it makes sense for Tottenham to sell. Carroll is familiar with the Welsh side, spending a season there on loan in 2014/2015. Swansea are showing they are willing to buy players in this window in an attempt to survive a drop to the Championship, but, like Martin Olsson signed earlier today, Carroll is not the kind of impact player to lift a club from the bottom of the table. There is not much fantasy appeal in any format, except perhaps deeper draft leagues, and that's only if Carroll can nail down a regular starting role.
Jan 17 - 11:50 AM

Swansea City made their second signing of the January window, bringing in Martin Olsson from Norwich City on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Olsson has been Norwich City's primary left back for the past three and a half seasons, two of those in the top flight, and earned Premier League experience prior to that with Blackburn Rovers. He also has 40 caps for the Swedish national team. The timing of the signing helps buffer the loss of Neil Taylor, who is out for a few weeks from a fractured cheekbone and blocks Stephen Kingsley from deputizing in the mean time. Mired at the bottom of the table and on their third manager of the season, Swansea are making transactions, with Spurs Tom Carroll rumored to be headed for the Liberty Stadium. However, Olsson arguably isn't much of an upgrade to Taylor and they need to set their sights on a high-impact player or two to turn their season around.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 17 - 8:29 AM

Swansea City's bid to turn their season around hit a speed bump today as they were eventually blown away by Arsenal in a 0-4 loss.

The Swans were looking to build off a rare win they earned in Week 20 but it was not to be against an Arsenal side that had too much talent to contain over 90 minutes. The first 45 minutes belonged to Swansea and despite failing to get a goal from their efforts, they looked poised for an upset, with Kyle Naughton coming closest to finding an opener. The wheels came off when they conceded just before the break though. Then, in the second half, the Swans received the dubious distinction of giving up two own goals in the same game, a feat not seen in the PK in five years. Jack Cork was credited with the first, while Naughton turned in the second. Clement has a real challenge ahead as today marks the beginning of a brutal stretch in Swansea's schedule.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 14 - 12:12 PM

Swansea City have made their first acquisition in the January transfer window, snapping up Dutch winger Luciano Narsingh from PSV for a £4m fee.

Paul Clement is wasting no time in attempting to overhaul this Swansea squad who are at risk of relegation. He brings in Narsingh, a 26-year-old with plenty of experience in the Dutch Eredivisem, playing the last five seasons at PSV. He is versatile enough to play on either side of the wing and offers Clement another much-needed option in that area of the pitch. Narsingh should get every chance to cement a regular role in the XI so he is worth a stash in draft leagues, but his fantasy production could be dependent on his position classification.
Jan 13 - 5:01 AM

Modou Barrow left Swansea City's U-23 match against Wolverhampton Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.

There is not much to say until we receive an update on the type of injury Barrow picked up, but his status for Swansea's match against Arsenal this weekend is certainly in question. Barrow showed some flashes of brilliance in the season's opening weeks under Francesco Guidolin but still has yet to score on the season and has not assisted since Week 8, so he provided no returns in those departments during the Bob Bradley era. He is one of several players though that will be competing for the trust of current boss Paul Clement. Given his current form and upcoming fixture, owners of Barrow in deeper leagues need to find a replacement option.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 12 - 5:44 AM

Neil Taylor will be out of action for an unspecified amount of time after the full back fractured his cheekbone in training yesterday.

Taylor will have an operation on his cheekbone but it is unclear how soon he will be back in action. If he is able to play while wearing a protective mask, he may not miss much time at all. Otherwise, it could be several weeks as his face begins to heal. His absence opens the door for Stephen Kingsley to once again attempt to make a good impression, this time for his third manager this season. Kingsley has shown flashes of fantasy appeal but if playing in a format that relies heavily on clean sheets for defenders, he and the rest of the Swans back line offers little attraction.
Jan 12 - 5:20 AM

Neil Taylor was kept out of the squad for Swansea City's FA Cup loss to Hull City over the weekend, as the full back is nursing a rib injury.

Taylor actually picked up the injury last week in the win over Crystal Palace, leaving that match on 70 minutes. With Stephen Kingsley splitting time at the position this season, Alan Curtis decided to leave Taylor out of the squad altogether against the Tigers, but the Wales international's injury is not thought to be serious and he should be in contention for the Swans next league match against Arsenal on Saturday.
Jan 9 - 6:26 AM

Tuesday proved to be one of the most memorable days in recent memory for Swansea City fans with a win and a new coach.

Earlier in the day, Swansea City announced Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement as the club's new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, succeeding Bob Bradley's short tenure. With the new boss in attendance, Swansea broke its four-match Premier League losing streak to pull within one point of leaving the relegation zone in a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, who have conceded seven of Swansea's last 12 league goals. Angel Rangel waited for the best possible time to notch his first Premier League goal for Swansea City in nearly four years, scoring the match-winner in the 88th minute on the end of a perfect pass from Leroy Fer. Defender Alfie Mawson opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a header, connecting on a Gylfi Sigurdsson set-piece cross for his first Premier League goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 3 - 5:03 PM

Swansea City, led by interim manager Alan Curtis, could not find any inspiration in the post-Bob Bradley era, being defeated thoroughly by AFC Bouremouth, 0-3.

Curtis made seven changes to the side that proved to be Bradley's match in charge but there simply isn't much form or depth on either side of the ball for this Swansea side right now. Leroy Fer was one of the inclusions but had to be removed in the first half with what looked to be an ankle issue. Injury would rear its ugly ahead again in the second half, when Fernando Llorente sustained a knock and took an early exit. The Swans are too dependent on set piece magic from Gylfi Sigurdsson and simply have a soft defensive core. Relegation is a very tangible reality unless they get some serious business done in January.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Swansea City, led by interim manager Alan Curtis, could not find any inspiration in the post-Bob Bradley era, being defeated thoroughly by AFC Bouremouth, 0-3

Curtis made seven changes to the side that proved to be Bradley's match in charge but there simply isn't much form or depth on either side of the ball for this Swansea side right now. Leroy Fer was one of the inclusions but had to be removed in the first half with what looked to be an ankle issue. Injury would rear its ugly ahead again in the second half, when Fernando Llorente sustained a knock and took an early exit. The Swans are too dependent on set piece magic from Gylfi Sigurdsson and simply have a soft defensive core. Relegation is a very tangible reality unless they get some serious business done in January.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Jefferson Montero is not expected to recover from injury in time to face Bournemouth this weekend.

The Ecuadorian winger was introduced at half-time against West Ham as Swansea went in search of an equaliser having fallen behind to a goal from their former front man Andre Ayew. The Swans ultimately failed, losing 4-1 in what would prove to be Bob Bradley’s final match in charge following his sacking 24 hours later. In a statement released by the club on Tuesday, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed the departure of the US coach with first team coaches Paul Williams and Alan Curtis taking temporary charge. However, the pair are likely to be without Montero for their first game as the 27-year-old continues to receive treatment on the hamstring injury which forced him off on a stretcher. Neil Taylor will also be checked after he missed the home defeat having suffered a minor groin strain in training.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Fernando Llorente scored his fifth goal in his last three home games, but poor defending did Swansea City in once again, getting pummeled by West Ham United, 1-4.

The future of Bob Bradley at Swansea City is already under scrutiny and today's convincing loss leaves the club mired in the relegation zone. A mistake led to West Ham's easy opening goal and they would score twice more before Llorente pulled one back, scoring in the 89th minute after he was fed a pass by Nathan Dyer. Llorente started the match on the bench and, given his recent home form, one has to wonder why Bradley made that decision. But, given the boos that rained down at the Liberty Stadium at the final whistle, one would assume there is little faith in the current manager's decision-making in general.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:57:00 AM

Swansea City will surely be hoping for the winter transfer window after another disappointing loss, a 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

Swansea City's sputtering attack could only be matched by the inadequacy of its struggling defense, which has given up 11 goals in its last three Premier League matches away from home while only scoring one. The Swans had trouble with fellow relegation candidates Middlesbrough from the start, giving up an 18th-minute goal to Alvaro Negredo, who added a second in the 28th minute from the penalty spot after Jordi Amat committed a foul in the penalty area. Swansea started off the week so well with a 3-0 win against Sunderland last weekend, only to record two losses since to keep them three points from leaving the bottom three.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Swansea City is slowly starting to turn things around under manager Bob Bradley, evident in a 3-0 win against Sunderland.

After going 11 straight weeks without a Premier League win, the Swans earned their first win of the season in Week 13 against Crystal Palace and have now added two in the last three to bring them out of the relegation zone for at least the day. Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring in the 51st minute with a penalty-kick that he fired past Jordan Pickford after Jason Denayer was called for a handball in the box. Sigurdsson wasted no time in adding to the score-sheet, picking up an assist on a set-play off a corner kick that found Fernando Llorente in the middle of the area for the goal. And Llorente wasn't done there, making it 3-0 in the 80th minute after heading a cross from Jefferson Montero into the top corner for the massive victory. Their eyes will now be on West Ham up against Liverpool tomorrow to see if the Swans can stay out of the bottom three for the gameweek.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:11:00 PM



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