Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City and Lille have agreed to the permanent transfer of Eder to the Ligue 1 side after the striker had joined them back in January on loan.

The Premier League was not a good fit for Eder, as the Portuguese striker failed to score a single goal for the Swans in his one year with the club, making just four starts. Considering Swansea were struggling to find someone in form to lead their line for much of the season, Eder must not have evoked much confidence during his time on the training ground. He seemed to fit in well with Lille though, scoring six in his half season there, and the French side take him out of Wales for a fee of around £3.4m. With rumors of Bafetimbi Gomis on the move, one would imagine the Jacks will be looking to sign a new striker at some point this summer.
Source: Sky Sports
May 24 - 6:06 PM

Sam Allardyce is not holding back in the search to bolster the Sunderland attack with Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew leading a list of targets.

Swansea City would reportedly consider selling its leading goalscorer if the right offer came in, and Sunderland came close to sealing a winter move for the Ghanaian, who arrived on a free transfer from Marseille in the summer. Meanwhile, Allardyce won't stop at just Ayew's 12 Premier League goals. The Black Cats are reportedly looking at Bafetimbi Gomis as another potential option with Allardyce keen to move for the French attacker, who started the season with a goal in the first four matches.
Source: Wales Online
May 23 - 1:31 PM

Swansea City secured a 12th-placed finish with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium in Sunday's season finale.

In what was Francesco Guidolin's first game without the interim manager title, after the Italian signed a two-year contract this week, the Swans held strong against a Manchester City side desperate to secure a Champions League spot. Down 1-0 after just five minutes, the depleted Swansea side—without usual starters Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ki Sung-yeung, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor and Lukasz Fabianski—fought back for an equalizer in stoppage time of the first half thanks to Andre Ayew's deflected free-kick. The Ghanaian finished the season in the same form as he started it with four goals and one assist in the final three games.
Source: NBC Sports
May 15 - 12:05 PM

Ki Sung-Yeung is one of a number of Swansea players who will miss Sundays’ final Premier League game at home to Manchester City.

Manager Francesco Guidolin confirms Ki has been given time off prior to his return to South Korea where 27-year-old must complete four-weeks of military service: "He will not play this weekend because we want him to have some more time for a holiday," he said. "This is the reason why we decided [to allow him miss Man City]." He joins Lukasz Fabianski and Ashley Williams who will be rested ahead of the European Championships in France. Meanwhile, Alberto Paloschi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Neil Taylor are ruled out through injury – Jefferson Montero (hamstring) will have a late fitness test.
May 14 - 11:10 AM

Kristoffer Nordfeldt will make his Premier League debut in Swansea City's final game of the season as Lukasz Fabianski will be rested ahead of this summer's European Championship.

Swansea have had very encouraging results in their last two games, most recently without the services of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ashley Williams and others. Francesco Guidolin sees the final game of the season against Manchester City as an opportunity to rest another key player in the squad while giving his backup a taste of competitive action. Fabianski was one of the best fantasy keepers from last season but was not nearly as effective during this campaign. Still, he is the clear #1 for the Swans and managed to keep nine clean sheets. Nordfeldt might have been a candidate for a one-week budget play in weekly fantasy games with unlimited transfers or as an emergency replacement for someone like Adrian, but the matchup against Manchester City is not an appealing one.
May 9 - 11:19 AM

Despite missing key players like Ashley Williams and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Swansea City surprised everyone with a 1-4 win over West Ham United.

Despite nothing left to play for, the Swans have racked up seven goals in their past two matches, four of them today. Wayne Routledge opened the scoring in the 25th minute, set up by a Kyle Naughton ball. Six minutes later, Stephen Kingsley delivered a superb cross that Andre Ayew extended his toe to in front of the Hammers goal to make it 0-2 in what proved to be the match-winner. Ki Sung-Yueng was set up by a Modou Barrow cross to put the Jacks up by three. West Ham pulled one back, but Swansea canceled it out in the closing seconds when Bafetimbi tapped it home after playing a 1-2 with Ayew on a counter-attack. Fantasy managers were salivating over the prospects of West Ham players in this one but it was Swansea who did the business.

Francesco Guidolin says Ashley Williams "will not play again this season" as he believes the center back is in need of rest while Jefferson Montero will miss out as he nurses a knock.

After making through the season with very little injury impact, the Swans appear to be dropping like flies in the last two weeks. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Neil Taylor have already been ruled out of the match against West Ham on Saturday and it sounds like Williams is all but guaranteed to sit this one out as well. Jordi Amat will likely come in to partner Federico Fernandez in central defense while Wayne Routledge looks the favorite to start on the left wing. The absence of key players for the Swans is only making West Ham investment stronger for this gameweek than it already was.
May 5 - 1:41 PM

Swansea City will not have regular starters Gylfi Sigurdsson or Neil Taylor available this weekend against West Ham United as they are suffering from shoulder and groin injuries, respectively.

While the Swans have not enjoyed what they would consider a productive season, they have been very fortunate in the injury department for the past nine months. This weekend will test their mettle as they take on a focused West Ham side while missing their top goal scorer and their ever-present left back. While they offered an encouraging showing in last week's win over Liverpool at home, it looks to be tough sledding from a fantasy perspective when they travel to Boleyn Ground. Kyle Naughton will like start in place of Taylor with Angel Rangel the opposite full back. Modou Barrow could be in line for a recall to help bolster the attack in the absence of Sigurdsson.
May 5 - 1:30 PM

Andre Ayew collected his first Premier League brace as a well-oiled Swansea attack saw them topple Liverpool, 3-1.

It was all Swansea all day in a rainy afternoon at the Liberty Stadium. After steady pressure from the opening whistle, they broke through in the 20th minute when Ayew headed home from a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner. In the 33rd minute, Jack Cork carried the ball to the edge of the area and curled a beauty into the corner of the net. The Reds would pull one back in the second half but it only took two minutes for Swansea to cancel it out when Liverpool failed to clear a Jefferson Montero cross and Ayew pounced on the ball, squeezing it inside the post. Swansea were probably safe from relegation already, but today's win seals their fate and they were long overdue for a convincing performance like they had today.
Source: BBC Sport
May 1 - 8:58 AM

Swansea City will be without Alberto Paloschi and Leroy Fer this weekend when they host Liverpool and the duo are a doubt to play again this season.

Both players were brought into the Welsh club during the January window, Paloschi as a transfer and Fer on a loan deal, and neither could really help turn things around for the Swans. Since arriving in time for Wewk 24, Paloschi has two goals to his credit while Fer notched two assists. The Swans look safe to stay up this season but have really fallen off the cliff the past couple of weeks, losing to Newcastle and Leicester by a combined score of 7-0. Bafetimbi Gomis has a chance to lead the line again for the Jacks though Andrew Ayew could be deployed up top. Ki Sung-Yueng has been a peripheral figure the past couple of months and may get an opportunity now to see more pitch time in the midfield.
Apr 28 - 3:10 PM

Swansea City put in a performance they would like to soon forget as they lost 3-0 to Newcastle United.

There was a single moment in today's match that summed up the day for the Swans. Gylfi Sigurdsson lined up for a free kick in a position that is always prime for some of his set piece magic, and he slipped while following through, sending the ball sailing into the stands. There just wasn't sense of urgency from the Jacks today, with only occasional glimpses of promise shown by the recently reinstated Jefferson Montero. They left very little work for the Newcastle defense to do, a unit that has typically been very poor. Meanwhile, the Swansea defense were beaten to many a ball and they allowed the Magpies too many opportunities to create chances. While they may be safe from relegation, this has been a very disappointing season from a usually consistently competitive side. They will need to shake things up drastically over the summer.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 16 - 12:17 PM

Leon Britton has been passed fit for Swansea City's trip to Newcastle United this weekend as the veteran midfielder has recovered from a back injury.

Britton was held out of Swansea's win over Chelsea last weekend because of his back and he is still dealing with a nagging heel injury that has seen him play shortened shifts in previous weeks. He is not much of a fantasy weapon in any format, but it gives Francesco Guidolin a fully fit squad heading into the weekend. While Swansea may not look like a club to invest in because their lack of a double gameweek, they are facing a struggling Newcastle side that could still prove to be just as productive for the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 14 - 8:25 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson continued his incredible streak with another great goal against Chelsea today.

Sigurdsson's goal resulted in a 1-0 win for Swansea, who held on late to defeat Chelsea. Sigurdsson played well throughout, but it was his goal that made all the difference. Chelsea couldn't get anything going without Willian on the pitch and found it difficult to create chances. They remain in mid-table.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 9 - 1:09 PM

Swansea City welcome Andre Ayew back to contention for this weekend's match against Chelsea as the attacking player has recovered from his ankle injury.

Modou Barrow is also fit once again so Francesco Guidolin has all of his attacking options available for Saturday's match at the Liberty Stadium. Ayew had missed the Jacks last three games but has started every match this season when he is fit. He should slot straight back into the XI though Guidolin has some options to consider. Wayne Routledge put in a good shift last week, Barrow was effective in prior weeks and was merely rested last time out and even Jefferson Montero got a sniff of pitch time in the draw at Stoke. Ayew will look to regain the form he displayed in the earlier part of the season but it would be best to avoid all attacking Swans save for Gylfi Sigurdsson with a tough matchup against a Blues side that have been very strong on the road in recent months.
Apr 7 - 8:21 PM

Jordi Amat and Leon Britton are major doubts for Saturday. The Swansea pair are both struggling with back injuries and Francesco Guidolin is uncertain whether either will train ahead of the game.

Britton who has been struggled with a foot complaint – plantar fasciitis – for most of the season lasted a little over an hour last weekend, but while it was initially believed his injury had flared up again Guidolin later confirmed it was separate (back) issue which caused the problem. His replacement - Jefferson Montero - impressed from the bench and the Ecuadorian could be in line for his first Premier League start of 2016. Swansea will also run the rule over Amat who is suffering from a similar problem - Kyle Bartley will be named amongst the substitutes if the 24-year-old fails a late test. Andre Ayew (ankle) has been passed fit following a full week of training.
Apr 7 - 2:33 PM



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