Player News - Swansea City

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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 dangerous for some of his set piece magic, and he slipped while following through, sending the ball sailing into the stands. There just was no 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 Newcastle too many opportunities to create chances. While they may be safe from relegation, this has been a very disappointing season from a usually 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

Gylfi Sigurdsson led Swansea on a comeback to grab a point from Stoke CIty today.

Ibrahim Afellay opened up the scoring and Bojan made it 2-0 for Stoke early on in the game. Everything changes in the second half, as Swansea played better and Gylfi Sigurdsson once again got on the scoresheet. His goal sparked a comeback that led to Paloschi equalizing and earning Swansea a valuable point on the road.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 2 - 12:14 PM

Andre Ayew has been ruled out of action this weekend with an ongoing ankle injury as Swansea City hit the road to play Stoke City.

This will be the third match running that Ayew will miss out on for the Swans and, with the international break mixed in, it will mean his ankle will have sidelined him for at least a month. Ayew got off to a great start in his first season of Premier League action but, with the exception of a three week stretch in which he scored and assisted twice (Weeks 21-23), he has not found any attacking returns in standard formats since November. Still, he has shown to be a handful for defenders and the Jacks will be happy to see him return to the XI as soon as he is able to help their cause for the run-in.
Source: Wales Online
Mar 31 - 5:09 PM

Leon Britton has been hampered for the past few weeks with plantar fasciitis but states that he plans on playing through the pain.

The veteran midfielder saw very little action while Garry Monk was still in charge of the Swans, but has been a regular under the leadership of Francesco Guidolin and Alan Curtis. He has had the issue for the past six weeks, only starting two of the Jacks last four league games, and he needed to be subbed off before sixty minutes in those contests. Meanwhile, he cannot make it through a full week of training without aggravating the injury. Britton is of very little fantasy value in just about any format, so there should not be too many managers influenced by the situation.
Mar 29 - 8:37 AM

Neil Taylor is though to be fit enough for the Wales international team's squad as they set to face the Ukraine in a friendly later this evening.

Taylor missed out on Swansea's win over Aston Villa in Week 31 with a dead leg, and was still recovering during the weekend of this current international break, but he looks to at least be fit enough for the bench tonight and appears likely to return to the Swans XI this weekend when they visit Stoke City. Wales has three international left backs in the Premier League battling injury during this break, as Ben Davies and Paul Dummett are also sidelined.
Source: Tab Online
Mar 28 - 11:09 AM

Federico Fernandez scored an accidental goal to give the Swans a win on a day when they didn't have an intentional shot on target.

It's been that sort of season for Aston Villa who gave up the only goal of the match on a mistake. A Brad Guzan punch deflected to Federico Fernandez and into the goal. The Swans were on the back foot for the opening stages of the match but survived the Villa rush and eventually took advantage of the Guzan mistake. The win likely secures another season of Premier League football for the Welsh club.
Source: Espnfc.com
Mar 19 - 3:30 PM

Andew Ayew will miss his second straight weekend as he continues to recover from an ankle injury as he has been officially ruled out Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Ayew has already been left out of Ghana's squad for the upcoming international break as well. He misses the opportunity to face off against his brother Jordan with Aston Villa on Saturday. Should Modou Barrow shake off a hamstring strain, he and Wayne Routledge look set to flank Gylfi Sigurdsson in the Swans attacking midfield, with Alberto Paloschi again getting the start up top. While Sigurdsson is an easy choice for fantasy teams in all formats right now, a home match against Villa make all of their attacking options worth considering in weekly fantasy leagues.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 18 - 8:51 AM

Jefferson Montero was left out of the squad in last weekend's draw against AFC Bournemouth with an illness, but the Ecuadorian international is also struggling to find pitch time in general.

Montero has made just one nine-minute appearance in league play since the calendar flipped to 2016, and that was way back in Week 20. Since then, he has only occasionally made the squad as a bench option. An impact player in the early weeks of the season when the Swans were experiencing some positive results, he has clearly not made a good impression in the post-Garry Monk era. Modou Barrow has stepped forward in recent weeks and is making the most of his chance in the process. Swansea have been a very healthy club this season so, unless that changes down the stretch, there seems to be no pitch time coming Montero's way.
Source: Wales Online
Mar 16 - 4:58 AM

Modou Barrow will need to be assessed ahead of this weekend's match against Aston Villa as the Swansea City forward is dealing with a hamstring issue.

Barrow is coming off of his most headline-grabbing performance with the club, scoring his first Premier League goal and adding an assist in the draw against AFC Bournemouth. He appeared okay when subbed off on 79 minutes in that match but it appears the switch to Marvin Emnes was more injury-related than it was tactical. Alan Curtis has been managing the club while Francesco Guidolin recovers from a chest infection. One of the two should provide an update on the status of Barrow before this week's deadline. Barrow could make for a decent bargain play if declared fit in a tasty home match against basement-dwelling Villa.
Source: Wales Online
Mar 16 - 4:47 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson kept up his red hot form with a goal that leveled the match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth, but the Jacks would concede once more and lose to the Cherries, 3-2.

Bournemouth looked the much more threatening side in the opening half hour and would grab the opener on 37 minutes. The lead did not last long however, as Modou Barrow would score his first of the season just two minutes later, cutting from the right into the box and beating two defenders to strike one into the far corner. After trailing again in the second half, Sigurdsson would make it seven goals in his last 11 games, pouncing on a pass by Barrow into the middle of the box and finishing strong to level the match once again. The Swans would eventually cough up a match winner though, ending a day of less-than-impressive defending, especially from goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The Swans are still nine points above the drop but will likely need another positive result or two down the stretch to secure their place in the top flight
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 12 - 12:03 PM


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