Player News - Swansea City

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Alfie Mawson is facing up-to two months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

The Swansea centre-back was one of only six outfield players to feature in every minute of his sides Premier League campaign, all 57 hours, but he now faces a race against time to be fit for pre-season. Mawson has been managing a niggling problem since his knee locked prior to kick-off in the FA Cup at Sheffield Wednesday back in February. The procedure rules the highly rated defender out of the upcoming World Cup finals in Russia and may dissuade potential suitors from forking out in the region of £20 million for his services this summer. West Ham United and Southampton are said to be keen on the Swans prized asset while he has been touted as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld if he decides to leave Tottenham. Mawson is one of a number of players destined for departure as the South Wales side look to rebuild following their relegation to the second-tier of English football.
Source: Sky Sports
May 15 - 5:01 PM

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has announced that he will be leaving the club following their relegation to the Championship.

The South Korea international confirmed via his Instagram account that he will quit The Liberty after five years, which probably explains his absence from the matchday squad on Sunday. Ki thanked the Swansea fans for their "passionate support" and his teammates who were a "great joy to work with [both] on and off the pitch" before wishing everyone associated with Swansea "the best of luck in the future." Ki becomes the third player within the last 24 hours to leave after Leon Britton revealed he will be retiring. Meanwhile, the Swans have decided not to renew Angel Rangel’s contract. The 28-year-old will attract a lot of interest with Everton and Serie A side AC Milan the latest in a long line of clubs being heavily linked with the player. Ki almost moved to West Ham United during the January window as part of the Andre Ayew deal, but he decided to stay and help Swansea’s fight against relegation.
Source: BBC Sport
May 14 - 4:37 AM

Swansea City are heading back down to the Championship while their fellow Welsh counterparts Cardiff City will be taking their place as the Swans suffered another defeat, this a 1-2 loss to Stoke City.

The final stretch of the season was a disaster for Swansea as they could not earn a single point in their last five games. Suffering from a recent goal drought, it appeared as though they might give the home side a positive showing when they opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Andre Ayew did well to work a pass to Andy King who was stationed at the edge of the box and King scored with a well-composed effort. The lead would last until the half hour mark, when Stoke would equalize, then go on to take the lead just before the break. Swansea's attack did not have an answer and they could have fallen further behind were it not for a penalty save by Lukasz Fabianski. Swansea, once considered the model for success with their meteoric rise to the top flight and ability to stay a solid mid-table side, but things have fallen apart rather rapidly in the past two seasons for them.
Source: NBC Sports
May 13 - 12:12 PM

Southampton came away from their relegation six-pointer at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on Tuesday with a win, plunging their opponents towards the Championship.

The high pressure encounter yielded few opportunities in the first-half but after the interval, more opportunities came. Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi was kept active, making a string of saves from Southampton, in particular Charlie Austin, whilst at the other end Alex McCarthy did very well to deny Andre Ayew. Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini pounced to give the visitors the lead after a Fabianski's save from an Austin header at a corner sparked a brief scramble. Swansea sit in 18th, the final undecided slot in the relegation zone, three points from both Huddersfield and the Saints who have 36 points. The Terriers have a game in hand at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday but an inferior goal difference to Swansea. Any points at all will earn them safety. Southampton's strong goal difference should see them to safety unless Manchester City put a cricket score on them in GW38.
Source: BBC Sport
May 8 - 4:56 PM

Swansea City couldn't manage to break through against a struggling Bournemouth in a 1-0 road loss on Saturday.

The loss puts the Welsh side's current winless streak at seven with all eyes now on Southampton for tonight's game against Everton. Just one point separates the two sides for the final relegation spot with Swansea hosting Southampton on Tuesday in a potential relegation decider. But Swansea couldn't do themselves any favors at Bournemouth, managing only three shots on goal and becoming victim to the Cherries' first clean sheet in months. Lukasz Fabianski made a couple of key saves, part of four total on the afternoon, but a couple of chances from the Ayew brothers was all Swansea could manage.
Source: NBC Sports
May 5 - 12:08 PM

Swansea City couldn't overcome an early deficit at home in a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Swansea entered the match unbeaten in their last five games at the Liberty Stadium, but a poor start saw them trail after just four minutes. Chelsea struck with a textbook counter attacker, as Eden Hazard pounced on an Andy King giveaway and drove forward to tee up Cesc Fabregas. Having been dominated in the opening 45 minutes, Swansea emerged after the restart with a new-found intensity. Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew both went close, while debutant Connor Roberts made way as Carlos Carvalhal shifted to a 4-2-4 in search of an equalizer. Despite giving it a real go in the final stages, the late push went unrewarded. The defeat means Swansea remain in 17th place, but only one point above Southampton.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 28 - 3:32 PM

Swansea face a defensive dilemma with Frederico Fernandez and Kyle Bartley both at risk of missing the Chelsea game.

Speaking on Thursday, manager Carlos Carvalhal revealed: "We have situations with two players who are having scans this afternoon – Federico Fernandez and Kyle Bartley. We don’t know about them yet. We have good expectations, but we must be sure when we see the scans." The pair suffered knee injuries this week and a decision on their involvement will be left until the last moment. Fernandez was forced off at The Etihad after taking a kick while Bartley "stretched the internal ligaments" during a training session on Wednesday. "Sometimes players have pain, but it is nothing mechanical and they can play, so let’s see." Swansea released pictures of the squad preparing for the match yesterday, but neither player was seen. If they miss out, then Carvalhal will have to ditch his preferred five-man defence and switch to a flat back four with Alfie Mawson and Mike van der Hoorn playing centrally.
Apr 28 - 6:25 AM

Swansea still have it all to do and Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping for some positive news from the treatment room after Frederico Fernandez was forced off against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

The Swans sit just four-points above the drop zone with four games remaining and will be counting on their influential skipper for the run-in: "We don't know in this moment [exactly how severe the injury is], but I have expectations that it is not too serious," said Carvalhal on Saturday. These sentiments were backed by the player 24 hours later following an update via the club’s website: "I am fine. I got hit painfully on the knee and I had to come off," Fernandez said. "It doesn’t look so bad. Hopefully it will mean a couple of days recovery and I will be ready for next weekend. I need to discuss it with the doctor. It seems to be in the tendons, but I hope I will be available against Chelsea." Kyle Bartley is likely to deputise should he fail to recover.
Apr 24 - 2:11 PM

Renato Sanches has returned to South Wales and he is determined to play a part in Swansea’s final push for Premier League survival.

The Bayern Munich midfielder is back after a short-stint of rehabilitation at his parent club and is hoping to end his season on a high following an injury-plagued campaign. Sanches has been hampered throughout his loan spell due to a persistent hamstring problem, the latest of which has kept the 20-year-old out since January. His 12 Premier League appearances drew mixed reviews as he struggled to adapt to the rigours of top-flight football after spending most of 2016/17 watching from the sidelines. The former Young Portugal Player of the Year looks a pale shadow of the explosive and skilful star who first come to the worlds’ attention during Euro 2016. With only five games remaining, Sanches still has a chance of proving his critics wrong by helping Swansea beat the drop. He will be assessed by the clubs’ medical staff at Fairwood training complex ahead of a possible return to action.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 18 - 7:20 AM

Carlos Carvalhal believes Luciano Narsingh could be available for the Manchester City clash despite limping off against Everton.

The Dutchman was handed his first Premier League start of 2018 on Saturday, but was forced off at half-time through injury. Narsingh went down under a challenge from Morgan Schneiderlin which went unpunished by referee Lee Mason: "Luciano twisted his ankle," Carvalhal confirmed. "It doesn’t look too serious, but we must wait 48 hours and then we will see exactly what was happened." Meanwhile, Sam Clucas, who was ruled out of game week thirty-four, should be back in contention: "He had a kick and he twisted the knee [but] if you look at the way he recovered after Manchester United, then we can expect he will be ready." The Swansea boss also confirmed that Mike van der Hoorn will be better placed to start after settling for a place on the bench the previous weekend. The centre-back had be cleared to resume full training two days earlier following a shoulder injury.
Source: Wales Online
Apr 16 - 12:10 PM

Jordan Ayew returned from a three match ban in the nick of time, as he scored an equalizer in the final 20 minutes of the game to allow Swansea City to draw 1-1 at home to Everton.

When you are hovering precariously above the relegation zone, you will take a result any way you can get it and that is how the Swans should feel after today's contest. Neither side were particularly playing at a high level, but around the 20 minute mark, Swansea had a flurry of activity around the Everton goal. First, Jordan Ayew had a great look from close in after a swift counter-attack, but his shot was deflected wide. The resulting corner caused a shot to get cleared off the line and a follow up whizz over the bar. A moment of bad luck came just before halftime, when Lukasz Fabianski attempted to clear the ball away and struck his teammate Kyle Naughton instead, the ball bouncing back into the net. Fortunes turned in the second half though, and Ayew was able to add to his team-leading goal tally by sticking a half-volley home from a Tom Carroll cross. A tougher test ahead next weekend when the Swans take on a Manchester City side that has the title all but wrapped up.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 12:17 PM

Sam Clucas is considered probable for Swansea City this weekend after the midfielder took a kick to the knee during the week.

The incident took place on Wednesday and caused Clucas to miss out on his training session yesterday, but the medical staff considered the decision a precaution. He looks to be available for selection if he returns to training today. You would have to go back to before Christmas this season since the last time Clucas' name was not penciled into the XI so you can bet he will want to continue his run of starts if at all possible.
Source: Swansea City
Apr 13 - 5:52 AM

Angel Rangel has made a timely return to full training after almost three-months on the sidelines.

The 35-year-old club captain has been out since suffering a groin injury in January, a setback which ultimately meant Rangel needed surgery. The defender has been with the group for over a week now and he is hoping to force his way into Carlos Carvalhal’s plans after Mike van der Hoorn was forced off with a shoulder injury against West Brom. Jordan Ayew is also back in the frame after completing his three-match ban, but Renato Sanches is unlikely to feature: "Last time we talked he said he would be back [from Munich] on the 10th of this month. After, we will see how long [before] he is ready to play," revealed the Swansea boss. However, there was no sign of the Portuguese star in any of the training ground pictures taken during the build-up to Saturday's clash with Everton.
Apr 12 - 5:42 AM

Carlos Carvalhal has been left sweating on the fitness of centre-back Mike van der Hoorn after he was forced off at West Brom on Saturday.

The Swansea defender landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Salomon Rondon just moments before the break and failed to emerge for the second forty-five. Kyle Bartley was introduced in his place, and speaking after the 1-1 draw, Carvalhal admitted it does not look good for van der Hoorn. "It was Mike’s shoulder – we don’t know yet what the problem is," he said. "He cannot move his arm at the moment, but let’s see if things get better." However, the Portuguese boss was quick to play down concerns regarding Martin Olsson who was on the receiving end of a strong Matt Phillips tackle which earned the Baggies winger a booking. "I think it was a kick but I think he'll recover during the week," offered Carvalhal.
Apr 8 - 10:02 AM

With Jordan Ayew and Wilfred Bony out, the pressure was on Tammy Abraham who came up big in an important match for the relegation battle.

It was a tough start for Swansea as West Brom came out with a spark and got the first goal courtesy of Jay Rodriguez in the 54th minute. This was after Mike Van der Hoorn was withdrawn at half due to a shoulder injury. The Swans didn’t lie down, however, as they fought back for a 75th-minute equalizer. The draw moves Swansea City above Huddersfield Town on goal difference while the Swans have a game in hand on all of the teams behind them except Southampton.
Apr 7 - 12:46 PM


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