Player News - Swansea City

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Leon Britton is targeting a return to first-team action at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

The Swansea skipper has been limited to just two appearances on the bench in 2017, neither of which resulted in any game time due to a persistent calf problem which has hampered him since November. But, Britton provided manager Paul Clement with a timely boost this week following his return to full training and the 34-year-old will be available to face the Premier League pace setters. Swansea are on the up, securing 3 wins from a possible four, victories which have helped the Welsh side climb out of the relegation places for the first time since early October. Clement will looking for a similar performance to the one which earned his side maximum points at Anfield last month, while the form of Gylfi Sigurdsson during this period has been key.
Feb 18 - 10:24 AM

Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez confirmed that he is closing in on a new contract with the club.

The 27-year-old defender was nearly sold to West Brom in the winter transfer window, but has come into his own under new manager Paul Clement in a center-half partnership with newcomer Alfie Mawson. Now, Fernandez says he is looking for a long-term stay at the club: "We have been speaking and we are very close to doing that, and probably in the next week we will have a new deal. I heard there was interest during the January window, but when the boss came here I said 'I want to be an important player here', he was confident in me. I am happy to be here, the offer has come in and I am happy to stay in Swansea."
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 15 - 2:03 PM

In a campaign marred by injury, Nathan Dyer will miss the final three months of the season after undergoing surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon.

After having a season to remember, spending it on loan to title-winners Leicester city, Dyer follows it up with a season to forget. In September, he suffered an ankle injury that required him to miss significant playing time. He has made only a handful of starts but one of them was this past weekend. Sadly, the injury occurred only seven minutes into the contest as Dyer was given a chance to contribute to the club's turnaround under Paul Clement. In fantasy terms, one fewer option on the wing increases the value of the likes of Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew for managers looking for help in draft leagues with Narsingh likely ahead of the pecking order going into their next match.
Feb 13 - 9:53 AM

Nathan Dyer is set for a period on the sidelines after limping off during the opening exchanges of Sundays 2-0 win over relegation rivals Leicester City.

The winger was making a rare start, only his third in an injury hampered Premier League season, but lasted less than seven minutes after injuring his Achilles following an awkward landing. Speaking after the game, manager Paul Clement admitted "the initial prognosis doesn't look good" although Dyer will be assessed over the next 24-48 hours to determine the extent of the damage. Level on points prior to kick off, Claudio Ranieri was hoping today would represent the start of a "new season" for Leicester following their midweek FA Cup replay win over Derby. However, goals from defenders Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson took Swansea four points clear of the relegation places while pushing the Foxes closer to the drop zone following their fifth consecutive league defeat.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 12 - 5:11 PM

Swansea City moved out of the relegation zone after taking all three points from Leicester City with a 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans continue to look a much rejuvenated side under Paul Clement. First half goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson proved enough to secure full points as they grabbed their fourth win with Clement at the helm. Mawson was first strike when hammered a volley past Kasper Schmeichel on 37 minutes, while Olssoon doubled the lead just before half time. Olsson's goal was a work of beauty as Sigurdsson and Llorente linked up to find his overlapping run, before the Swed fired past Schmeichel. The win means Swansea overtake Leicester into 15th place in the table and now sit four points clear of the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 12 - 2:38 PM

Swansea City midfielders Ki Sung-Yueng and Leon Britton have both been ruled out for the match against Leicester City on Sunday.

Britton has not made an appearance since New Year's Eve, so he may not have much of a role in this current Swansea side even when fit, but the veteran should be available again soon, as he recovers from a minor calf problem. Ki, on the other hand, had a run of starts heading into early 2017, but may have trouble finding a starting role as the arrival of Tom Carroll has increased Clement's options in that area of the pitch and Carroll has already made a good impression. Both Ki and Britton have little fantasy value when fit, so there absence should not be felt by too many managers. Leroy Fer and Jack Cork will likely make up the other two midfielders along with Carroll.
Source: Wales Online
Feb 11 - 5:32 AM

Jefferson Montero was hoping a hamstring injury suffered on Boxing Day would only keep him out a month, but Paul Clement has recently revealed the winger will be out for at least another month.

The future is not looking too bright for Montero, who has made just two starts this season and has not played a full 90 minutes since last April. With Clement bringing in two new wide men, Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew, during the January window, it will be a tough task for Montero to fully recover from his injury and have enough time before the season ends to make an impression on the manager.
Source: Wales Online
Feb 11 - 5:21 AM

A late strike by Gylfi Sigurdsson nearly rescued a point for Swansea City but Manchester City found a winner to sink the Swans, 2-1.

It had the makings for a long day at the Etihad for the Swans as Manchester City were on the front foot, putting pressure Swansea's final third consistently. The Citizen broke through on eleven minutes but failed to build on the lead, with Lukasz Fabianski making a couple of crucial saves to keep the Swans in it. Eventually, the Jacks made City pay when Sigurdsson created space just outside the box and found the back of the net, Luciano Narsingh providing the assist. The comeback was thwarted though as City scored in stoppage time to take all the points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 5 - 10:40 AM

Swansea City struck a deal that sees Neil Taylor and 5m in cash go to Aston Villa in exchange for forward Jordan Ayew.

Taylor heads down a level to the Championship after a tumultuous final season with the Swans marred by injury and a row with one of the managers. After picking up Martin Olsson and having Stephen Kingsley as a young backup, the Swans were able to package Taylor in a deal that sees former Swan Andre Ayew's brother, Jordan, join the club. Jordan showed glimpses of budding talent for the Villans last season, and gives Paul Clement another forward option in a side looking for more firepower. Ayew may not cement a starting role immediately but will certainly get his opportunity for a run in the side as the Swans look to continue turning their season around.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 2 - 5:34 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson was key as Swansea beat Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Fraser Forster kept Southampton in the tie in the early stages with a string of fine saves from the Iceland international. It was a corner from Siggy that assisted Alfie Mawson to give the Swans the lead. Mawson won the header off a corner at the near post and converted via a deflection off Oriol Romeu. Shane Long brought Southampton level, finishing with his toe from 6 yards after Ryan Bertrand used his pace to great effect as he moved down the left flank. Swansea regained their lead through Sigurdsson, who converted acrobatically from a Narsingh pass to cap off a Swansea counter-attack. A big win for Swansea, who are positioned just above the drop zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 31 - 4:53 PM

Ki Sung-Yueng and Leon Britton were absentees last weekend in Swansea City's thrilling 2-3 win over Liverpool as the duo are both dealing with a calf complaint.

Britton had seen his starting role evaporate a few weeks back with Leroy Fer coming back into midfield. Ki, on the other hand, was jut in the midst of a run in the side before giving way to the newly acquired Tom Carroll. The Swans have had plenty of time to rest before their next league game against Southampton as they failed to make it out of the third round of the FA Cup. Neither Ki nor Britton are fantasy relevant in any format, but Ki especially is at risk of a starting role with Carroll performing well in his debut.
Source: Telegraph
Jan 29 - 3:08 AM

Swansea City has locked up one of its veteran locker room presences in Wayne Routledge with a new contract.

The 32-year-old has been at the club since 2011: the Swans first foray into the Premier League. Since, he has scored 20 goals in 204 appearances for the Welsh side, and will now be under contract until the summer of 2019 with an option to extend it by a further year if he makes a certain number of appearances. The winger has proven to be an instrumental part of the team, as he has only missed three Premier League matches this season. "The club wanted me to stay here and I wanted to commit myself further. It was a no-brainer. There was recent interest from other clubs, but for me there wasn’t really a decision to be made about my future here. For someone who has been at a lot of clubs and has moved around a lot, it’s a nice feeling to have finally settled."
Jan 26 - 6:46 AM

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



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