Swansea City

Swansea City

Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City have a favorable matchup next as they host Leicester City in Week 9, but the sledding after that is rough, calling into question the value of their star midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson was highly touted in the preseason when his move back to Liberty Stadium was announced, and his praise was validated with a fantastic start to the season. However, he was quiet in the Swans loss to Stoke City and the club is amid a five game stretch without a win. After this coming weekend, the schedule shows: away to Everton, home to Arsenal, away to Manchester City. It is a tough call depending on what you stand to lose by selling him, but if you do plan to hold, limit your expectations over the next month.
Oct 21 - 12:08 PM

Wilfried Bony got Swansea City on the scoreboard first by converting a penalty near the game's half hour mark, but Stoke City would eventually score twice unanswered to come from behind and win 2-1.

Ryan Shawcross got charged with tackling Bony in the box and was issues a yellow card for his efforts. Bony then stepped up to take a penalty, one of several this gameweek, and converted. Stoke were given a penalty themselves to level the match, but the foul on Victor Moses looked more like a player going to ground on his own power. The call turned the tide in the match and Swansea would eventually concede the game-winner to the Potters. After a strong start to the season, the Swans are on a five game run without a win but will have a chance to break the streak next weekend at home against Leicester City.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 19 - 1:15 PM

After finally scoring his first league goal of the season in Swansea City's last match, Wilfried Bony looks poised to return to the form last season that made him one of the league's best strikers.

Bony has plenty of catching up to do to match his 17 goal tally from last season but he has time. Luckily for the Swans his lack of scoring hasn't been detrimental to their cause, they currently sit comfortably at fifth in the table. In hindsight, the Swans may have done good business to take one of the many attractive offers sent their way for the rights to Bony over the summer. Still, his early season struggles look to be behind him. His last match was also the first this season in which he completed 90 minutes, so his health may have been to blame until now.
Oct 16 - 12:51 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson put in another positive shift for Swansea City in his second go around with the club, providing the assist for both of their goals, but the Swans would let two advantages evaporate and settled for a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.

It was a disappointing result at home to a struggling Newcastle side, but fantasy managers who have been "gettin' Siggy with it" this season were rewarded again today. His first assist was to Wilfried Bony, as the striker finally scored his first goal of the season on a give-and-go. After the Magpies drew level, it was Sigurdsson again who would be the supplier. With possession in the box, he was swarmed by Newcastle players from every direction, but managed to find a hole where Wayne Routledge sneaked in and scored with a chip shot. Swansea take their act on the road to Stoke next week.
Oct 4 - 12:11 PM

Lukasz Fabianski has enjoyed a successful switch from Arsenal to Swansea City so far this season and it has put him at the top of the leaderboard for goalkeepers in the first six weeks of the Yahoo game.

Fabianski was a highly touted goalkeeping option in the preseason by the Rotoworld staff, given his minuscule price tag, and the faith has paid off so far. In fact, though the keeper position can be a volatile one, budget options have been paying off so far this season. Of the top five scoring keepers to date in Yahoo, only one is from a traditional top 6 club, and that is Thibaut Courtois, who was given a cheap opening price tag himself. Expect the balance to shift somewhat over the course of the season, but six matches should be enough of a sample size to feel some trust in investing in keepers like Fabianski, who just so happens to be home this weekend to a reeling Newcastle side.
Oct 2 - 1:12 PM

On a day when they were clearly not their best, Swansea City still managed to earn a point on the road despite going down to 10 men for the final ten minutes in a 0-0 stalemate with Sunderland.

There was sloppy play from both sides throughout the contest, but Swansea will likely be content with the result after Sunderland starting putting serious pressure on them because of the man advantage and the switch to Steven Fletcher which occurred moments before the Rangel red. Nathan Dyer was once again a bright spot in the Swansea attack and seems to carry more threat than Gylfi Sigurdsson in recent weeks. Sitting 4th in the table after a half dozen games, Garry Monk has to be feeling pretty good despite a somewhat ugly affair today.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 27 - 12:18 PM

Wilfried Bony was sent off during Swansea's 1-0 loss to Southampton.

Bony was supposed to be a great fantasy play this weekend but the striker got himself recklessly sent off after receiving a second yellow. Bony will now miss the next match with a suspension, putting more pressure on Gylfi Sigurdsson to create and score. Swansea started the season red hot but have cooled down after losing their last two matches. They now sit in fifth place with nine points but are bound to go down by the time the weekend finishes.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 20 - 12:21 PM

Jonjo Shelvey was the latest productive midfielder for Swansea City, scoring an away goal iin the Swans' 4-2 loss to Chelsea and contributing to several fantasy categories.

The first three weeks in which Swansea secured the maximum nine points was due almost exclusively to the play of Nathan Dyer and Gylfi Sigurdsson but while that duo had a quiet day at Stamford Bridge, Shelvey opened his account on the season and chipped in with a handful of tackles won and passes intercepted. Sigurdsson is remains the preferred option in fantasy, and is still cheaper than Shelvey in the Yahoo game but expect the occasional haul from the Englishman.
Sep 16 - 8:10 AM

Swansea City lose a thriller at Stamford Bridge while defender Jordi Amat faces a spell on the sidelines as injury forces his early withdrawal.

The build-up to Saturday’s game was dominated by one man Diego Costa - hamstring injury - but once the Spanish international had been given the all clear; it was a case of ‘normal service has resumed’ for the Barclays Player of Month who grabbed a quick-fire hat trick. However Garry Monk won’t be too despondent about his side’s performance after their "power and quality" began to take a stranglehold during the second half although the injury to his full-back Jordi Amat will be a concern. The Swansea defender left the ground in a protective knee brace as a precaution and will have a scan to diagnose the full extent of the problem – new signing Frederico Fernandez provides a natural replacement.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 14 - 7:35 AM

Swansea forward Rory Donnelly has been ruled out until November.

The forward is struggling with an ankle issue and is out for an extended period of time. He is not a fantasy option regardless of injury status as he hasn't earned a first team spot and is behind several plays on the pecking order.
Sep 12 - 10:31 PM

Swansea City have agree to send midfielder Jose Canas to La Liga side Espanyol on a free transfer.

The Spanish defensive midfielder heads back to La Liga after just a year spent in the Premier League. Current boss Garry Monk did not have plans for him and with former manager Michael Laudrup having signed him originally on a free transfer, the experiment didn't hurt the club financially, but moving him does take some wages off the ledger. The heavy Spanish influence that permeated through South Wales when the Swans were promoted a few years back has essentially dwindled down to just Angel Rangel and Jordi Amat.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 1 - 1:00 PM

Swansea's dream start to the season continued with an easy 3-0 win over West Brom that featured a Nathan Dyer brace.

Nathan Dyer scored his first just seconds after the opening whistle from a Gylfi Sigurdsson backheel. Wayne Routledge scored a crazy jumping side volley for the Swans second. Dyer completed the scoring in the second half when he beat Ben Foster to his near side. Wilfried Bony should have scored as well seeing one great chance go over the bar and another kept out of the goal by a defender's arm without it being called.
Aug 30 - 12:30 PM

Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll on a season-long loan.

22-year-old Carroll is highly rated at White Hart Lane but is not yet able to break in to the first team, so new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has also allowed him to move on loan to gain experience. The midfielder spent last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers and made 26 appearances as the Londoners won the Championship Play-Off final to return to the Premier League. Swansea are currently without injured pair Leon Britton and Jay Fulton, so Carroll will boost their midfield options.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 24 - 3:46 AM

A first half goal from Nathan Dyer was all that was needed to give Swansea City their second consecutive win to start the season, as they hold off several late flurries by Burnley to win 1-0.

Things are looking up at the Liberty Stadium in the early going. Sure, it was Burnley, but there have been plenty of underdogs giving their favored opponents fits already this season. It was a sweet through ball from Gylfi Sigurdsson that found Dyer using his pace to streak down the right and fire the ball in. Wilfried Bony didn't make the score sheet, but had his share of chances. The defense had little to do through the first hour as Swansea dominated possession, but as they game wound down, Burnley gave them a proper test and the Swans passed it.
Aug 23 - 12:05 PM

Swansea's Wilfried Bony could open his 2014/15 goalscoring account against Burnley this weekend.

Swansea have done well to hold on to Bony over the summer and assuming they can keep him past 31st August (transfer deadline day) the striker will be key to ensuring Garry Monk's side avoid any sort of relegation battle. He put in a slightly disappointing display against Manchester United but we're tipping him to have a much bigger impact at home to Burnley.
Aug 22 - 4:33 AM


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