Swansea City

Swansea City

Player News - Swansea City

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Wilfried Bony is in top form and represents a serious difference maker in the Yahoo game due to his low ownership.

For many managers, the forward position is at least two/thirds frozen with Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez providing consistent returns every week and they hurt too much not to own. Sergio Aguero was the third man when he was fit but since he has gone down, the choice to fill the void seems to have come down to opting for one of Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie, but Bony is keeping pace with all these top picks at the moment, with a less than 4% ownership. For managers looking to roll the dice and make up ground on their rivals, Bony might be the answer to your prayers.

Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has lost his appeal for his suspension to be overturned.

Fabianki was sent off in Swansea's 3-1 loss against West Ham United for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity but appealed the red card. The FA denied the appeal and Fabianski will miss the next match. Gerhard Tremmel will likely fill in and could be an option for those adventurous enough to experiment with a £ 1.00M goalkeeper. That should open up funds for an overall elite squad elsewhere.
Dec 11 - 12:31 AM

Swansea goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski was sent off in the team's 3-1 loss to West Ham United.

The goalkeeper rushed out to try and prevent Diafra Sakho from scoring but the referee decided that Fabianski illegally prevented Sakho from a clear goalscoring opportunity and sent him off. Some replays suggest Sakho may have used his hand in handling the ball right before but the referee did not see that. Fabianski will be suspended for one match and Gerhard Tremmel should start in his place. The negative 11 points Fabianski had today has brought his price down to £ 6.52M, which would make him a good investment once he returns.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 7 - 1:15 PM

Wilfried Bony scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Swans up early against West Ham United, but the Hammers were in control and would score three unanswered as the Swans fell 3-1 at Boleyn Ground.

After a forgettable start to the season in which Bony couldn't find paydirt in the opening six matches, he has now collected half a dozen in 9 weeks, so it is safe to say that he is in top form right now. Swansea didn't look to have much in them to start things as West Ham were on the front foot early and often. Then, an opportunity for a swift counter attack came and a lovely link between Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero, and eventually Bony gave the Swans the intial advantage. They would create a few more chances on the counter throughout the match but could not convert and were simply trying to stave off the barrage of chances West Ham created. Eventually a freed Diafra Sakho would be taken down outside of the 18 yard box by Lukasz Fabianksi, and the Swansea keeper was sent to an early shower. Once the Swans were reduced to 10 men, it was game over. Swansea will look for some positive home cooking next against Spurs.

Late goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge denied Queens Park Rangers their first Premier League away point of the season.

They may have left it late but it was a deserved win for Swansea after QPR goalkeeper Robert Green produced a string of fine saves to keep his side on level terms for 78 minutes. The visitor's resistance was finally broken though as Ki curled an angled shot into the corner of the net, before winger Routledge blasted home from outside the box to seal the win. Swansea are up to 6th while QPR remain in the relegation zone having lost all of their away games this season.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 2 - 4:57 PM

Garry Monk revealed during his press conference for Swansea City that winger Nathan Dyer will be available for selection when the Swans host Queens Park Rangers tomorrow.

Since grabbing his second and third goals of the season in Week 2, Dyer has failed to find paydirt, with some nagging injuries eating into his pitch time. Gylfi Sigursson and Wifried Bony are the premium picks you want from the Swans attack in a very attractive matchup with a listless Rangers defense. Still, Dyer has been a decent budget pick in most fantasy games for years now, and a matchup like this may be just what the doctor ordered for him to grab a haul.

Wifried Bony scored for the second match on the trot, giving him six on the season, but Crystal Palace would eventually equalize as the two sides would trade blows without a winner for the remainder in a 1-1 final.

A talking point was raised at the beginning of this match that may come as a bit of a surprise to some - Bony has more PL goals in the calendar year than any other player in the league. On the quarter hour mark, he added to his record when Gylfi Sigurdsson fed the Ivorian in the box and Bony through pure strength and precision turned on a dime and slotted the ball home. Bony and Siggy were linking up and creating chances throughout the match but the lone goal would be all they could muster. Credit to Palace for going toe-to-toe and getting a tough road point after falling behind. The Swans will turn around and play a much leakier QPR defense on Tuesday.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 29 - 11:58 AM

Kyle Bartley has been the center back of choice to fill in for the injured Federico Fernandez and looks a solid play now that Swansea City is entering a run of easier opponents.

Bartley would have been afforded more fantasy attention when he began deputizing two matches ago, but with Arsenal and Manchester City as opponents, investment in the Swans defense was never in the discussion. Starting this week facing Crystal Palace at home however, it is time to take advantage of the young budget defender.
Nov 26 - 8:08 PM

Swansea took an early lead thanks to a goal from Wilfired Bony, but Manchester City would eventually come from behind to win as they defeat the Swans 2-1.

Nathan Dyer was given a chance in the starting XI again and the choice didn't take long to pay off as he flicked the ball over defenders to find Bony who finished from point blank range. The last three gameweeks were always going to be tough with matches against Everton, Arsenal and City, but the Swans gained a respectable four points and now have a lovely run of fixtures to come. Bony may be due for a cluster of goals in that time - after failing to score in Swansea's first seven games, he then clustered four together over the next three, so it appears his goals may be coming in bunches this season, meaning today's tally may point to a very productive next few weeks for him.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 22 - 12:44 PM

Jefferson Montero was handed three straight starts by Garry Monk and has responded with production that may keep him in the starting XI for the foreseeable future.

Montero has assisted in two of his three starts and outscored the popular Gylfi Sigurdsson in the Swans last match despite Siggy's game-winning set piece strike. Sigurdsson is still the Swan of choice but in plus matchups one could do well to include both in their fantasy teams. Montero's midfield designation when he plays as a winger in 4-3-3 makes him all the more attractive.
Nov 17 - 1:21 PM

Federico Fernandez faces up to three weeks out of action after having received results of the scan on his injured calf.

It appears the results didn't come back clean, but the extent of the injury could have been much worse. With the "up to" tag to his timetable, it is possible he may only miss Week 12 and be back for a Week 13 clash against Crystal Palace. Kyle Bartley filled in at center back in Swansea's recent victory against Arsenal and figures to get a deserved recall, creating a budget option for Week 12, though a trip to Manchester City is not the time to be investing in defenders.
Nov 14 - 1:53 PM

Swansea scored two quick goals to erase a 1-0 Arsenal lead and secure a home win.

The comeback started when Kieran Gibbs was forced to commit a foul just outside the box. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a great goal from the resulting free kick. Mere moments later Jefferson Montero beat Calum Chambers to feed Gomis for the winner.
Nov 9 - 1:53 PM

Swansea are sweating on the fitness of their Argentine defender Frederico Fernandez after the full-back suffered a calf injury in training this week.

Following his summer move from Napoli during the transfer window Fernandez has impressed with a series of strong defensive displays. Success for the Swans this season has been built upon a solid foundation – only 10 goals conceded – and the potential absence of Fernandez will cause problems for Garry Monk. Jordi Amat [knee] has returned to training but after two months out the defender is lacking match-fitness which could mean Kyle Bartley is handed an opportunity to face his former employers in what would be his first league appearance of the season. Bartley played just one Champions League match for Arsenal back in 2009 - a one nil defeat to Olympiakos in Greece.
Nov 8 - 2:28 PM

Lukasz Fabianski is currently the second best goalkeeper in the Yahoo! fantasy game.

Fabianski has been very good this season and that's partly due to his team beating up on bad opposition and partly due to his fantastic play. The problem is that Swansea face Arsenal and Manchester City next and Fabianski isn't likely to continue getting clean sheets. We expect a serious regression here and we would avoid him in the next two matches.
Nov 5 - 11:39 PM

With Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two games, it would be wise to ignore Swansea City for fantasy purposes, with the possible exception of Sung-Yueng Ki.

In the goalless draw with Everton, Ki was still able to produce double digit returns by winning three fouls, four tackles, intercepting three passes and blocking a shot. That is the sort of stats one can amass against tough competition when the thought of goals and clean sheets seem difficult to imagine. Again, not a top pick in the coming weeks, but Ki can at least return something during a period when no other Swan may.
Nov 4 - 6:13 PM



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