Swansea City

Swansea City

Player News - Swansea City

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Kyle Naughton returned from injury in time to start the final game of the season for Swansea City, but the result was not as hoped as they fell to Crystal Palace, 1-0.

While Naughton's return was a pleasant surprise, Swansea were hampered by the absence of three key players in their midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jonj Shelvey and Ki Sung-Yueng, all instrumental in one game or another throughout the season, did not make the squad. Hence, while they did well to play an even possession battle with Palace, their chances in the final third lacked that creativity or extra pass that could provide a better shot at beating the Eagles keeper. Though the Swans drop their final two games, the first season under former player/now manager Garry Monk has to be viewed as a solid one.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 12:39 PM

Jazz Richards looks to be nailed on for Swansea City but is listed as a midfielder in the Yahoo game despite being used as a full back.

Richards has started the previous two matches and costs below 5m in the Yahoo game but unfortunately will not give you any clean sheet points as a midfielder. He did however show he can be fantasy relevant as he grabbed an assist in the Swans' loss to Manchester City over the weekend. It may be a tall task to expect a clean sheet at Sehurst Park anyway as Crystal Palace have proven to be extremely difficult to stop from scoring.
May 19 - 11:35 AM

Sung-Yeung Ki has undergone surgery to cure a niggling and persistent knee problem in an attempt to return fully fit for the start of pre-season.

Ki has been in excellent form since returning from his season long loan spell at Sunderland with the Korean international being an integral part of Garry Monk’s plans. With 8-goals – his best return at senior level - Ki is the [of the current squad] club's top scorer however Wilfried Bony – now Man City - [9] still leads the way. Ki is a contender for Swansea's Player of the Year although Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lukasz Fabianski have also impressed with the latter being favourite to win having kept 12 BPL clean sheets this term. A stress fracture caused a small piece of bone to detach and Ki had minor surgery to remove debris as ligament and cartilage were damaged creating an infection.
May 19 - 6:57 AM

Swansea City erased a two-goal Manchester City advantage, but would then concede twice more as the Sky Blues took all the points at Liberty Stadium today in a 2-4 final.

The Swans found themselves behind 0-2 after a James Milner goal but showed their resolve in the middle half-hour of the contest. In the final minute of the first half, Neil Taylor teed up Gylfi Sigurdsson to bend a low shot into the corner from 20 yards away, his seventh of the season, equaling his best PL season to date. Then, on the hour mark, Bafetimbi Gomis split between the defense to collect an Ashley Richards pass and he notched his fifth goal in his last five appearances. Their momentum would be halted ten minuted though, when Yaya Toure notched his second tally of the game. The Swans will wrap up the season at Selhurst Park next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
May 17 - 12:39 PM

Lucasz Fabianski was incredible against Arsenal and ended up as the highest scoring goalkeeper of the week.

Fabianski is the highest scoring goalkeeper in the Yahoo! game so far this season and the win against Arsenal showed why. He registered nine saves, a clean sheet, and a win on the way to 28 fantasy points. Despite the great performance, Fabianski faces off against Manchester City next weekend and we'll have to temper our expectations. He is not an option to use next week outside of deep or season-long leagues.
May 12 - 7:16 PM

Bafetimbi Gomis won a second decision from Arsenal this season as Swansea broke the Gunners' 10 match unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win at the Emirates.

It took goalline technology to confirm the score but Bafetimbi Gomis scored from a Jefferson Montero cross to earn a hard-fought victory against the Gunners. Swansea went against type and conceded possession to Arsenal and "parked the bus" successfully. Lukasz Fabianski made a number of strong saves in the second half as Arsenal turned up the pressure but the Gunners couldn't break through against their former goalkeeper and Swansea jumped to within a point of seventh place.
Source: espnfc.com
May 11 - 4:54 PM

Garry Monk stated that Bafetimb Gomis will play some part in Swansea City's match against Arsenal on Monday night, but that Nelson Oliveira is out for the remainder of the season.

We will keep the injury tag on Gomis despite the indication that he will feature in some way because it sounds more likely that he will act as a substitute rather than start the match and fantasy managers should err on the side of precaution here. An away trip to the Emirates would have limited Gomis' appeal even if he were fully fit anyway.
May 8 - 11:27 AM

Garry Monk has confirmed Jordi Amat will miss the remainder of the season after tests revealed the Swansea full-back broke a bone in his foot.

Amat wasn't involved in last weekends’ win over Stoke because of a reported foot injury and the club announced on Thursday that the defender would miss around 2-months after fracturing his metatarsal. Fortunately Neil Taylor is available again following his 2-match suspension while Monk has recalled Dwight Tiendalli and Jazz Richards from their recent loan spells as cover for the remaining games. Swansea travel to the Emirates on Monday and should be boosted by the return of Bafetimbi Gomis who has missed the last month - the Frenchman will replace Nelson Oliveira who is back with his parent club - Benfica - after damaging ankle ligaments.
Source: BBC Sport
May 7 - 5:58 PM

Swansea City's tidy 2-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend saw plenty of positive fantasy performances from the in-form side, but a trip to the Emirates next may prove difficult for them to keep up things up.

The Swans had big games from their defensive unit but to imagine a clean sheet away to the Gunners with the way they are attacking right now seems nearly impossible. Arsenal are pretty tough to score on right now too, having kept clean sheets in two of their past three and not conceding more than one goal in any of their previous ten. It may be a week to avoid the Swans if you can, but one prospect might be worth looking at in Ki. He is one of the best midfielders in the fantasy game this season and is still below 10m in price. He has a knack for popping up with goals in fixtures like this and can accumulate points in other categories should he fail to score or assist.
May 5 - 11:32 AM

Garry Monk has confirmed Nelson Oliveira will be assessed after the striker was forced off having failed to recover from a "heavy" Ryan Shawcross challenge during the win over Stoke on Saturday.

Oliveira has been struggling with a niggling problem for the past few weeks but the ferocity of the tackle rolled his ankle and the striker was unable to continue. Swansea [and the player] are hopeful the injury is not too serious although a thorough assessment won’t be carried out until Tuesday when hopefully the swelling subsides. Oliveira has 3-games to prove his worth and secure a permanent deal at the Liberty while Garry Monk is currently lacking an out-and-out striker with Bafetimbi Gomis [hamstring] out. Marvin Emnes or Modou Barrow are options to lead the line although neither are ideally suited.
May 3 - 9:45 AM

Jonjo Shelvey assisted on both goals as Swansea dispatched Stoke City 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Jonjo Shelvey is one of those players that can look brilliant on his day but can also look rather foolish and immature on other days. Saturday was one of the good days as Shelvey provided good assists on the only two goals of the match and had a strong drive from outside the box tipped just over the net. Shelvey's first assist came when he dribbled to the edge of the box and crossed into the box for Jefferson Montero who scored his first goal in the Premier League. The second came from the other side of the box as he set up Ki Sung-yueng for a side-footed insurance goal as stoppage time approached.
Source: espnfc.com
May 2 - 12:58 PM

Jefferson Montero is over the minor hamstring issue that saw him removed early last weekend and will be available for Swansea City tomorrow as they prepare to host Stoke City.

Montero should come straight back in on the left wing, with Nathan Dyer occupying the right and Nelson Oliveira once again set to lead the line. Based on the performance from last week, all three, along with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork, have enough appeal to consider investment.

With Wayne Routledge lost for the rest of the season, it appears Nathan Dyer will be given a run in the XI and he can be a productive fantasy weapon.

Dyer has been a mainstay on the right wing in Swansea's 4-3-3 formation for several seasons until this campaign, as Gary Monk has been shaking up tactics and giving pitch time to others since mid-February. Dyer has a pretty good track record in fantasy when playing regularly and should be considered as a budget option for the final stretch of the season. More can be read about him in this week's Bargain Hunter column.
Apr 29 - 11:03 PM

Garry Monk remains hopeful that Jefferson Montero will be available for the visit of Stoke in GW35 after the Ecuadorian was replaced during the second half at St James’ Park as a precaution.

The speedy winger was enjoying a fruitful afternoon on Tyneside but Montero indicated to the bench midway through the second half that he was feeling a little tightness in his hamstring. Montero has suffered a number of soft tissue problems this season and rather than risk a recurrence Monk took no chances and introduced Matt Grimes for only his second appearance. Swansea supporters were rocked earlier in the day with the news that Wayne Routledge had been ruled out for the season after undergoing ankle surgery, a move which prompted a recall for Modou Barrow who was on loan at Nottingham Forest. Bafetimbi Gomis is aiming for a return at the Emirates in early May.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 26 - 10:56 AM

Swansea City received a huge performance from Nelson Oliveira as they became the latest club to beat up on Newcastle United with a 2-3 win at St. James' Park.

Oliveira seems to have answered the question as to who is the clear striker behind Bafetimbi Gomis with his play today. He had a hand in all three goals. He scored the first one on a header by way of a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner. He then played a decoy when Sigurdsson scored his second, drawing defenders away to allow Siggy room to operate. He then grabbed an assist as Jack Cork played a 1-2 and Oliveira found Cork in front of net for what turned out to be the game-winner.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 25 - 12:27 PM



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