Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea have been given a double injury boost following the news that Leon Britton and Alfie Mawson are expected to rejoin the main group in training on Thursday.

The Jacks travel to the south coast this weekend and Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping to make it 11 games unbeaten to keep his side out of the relegation zone. Britton has responded well to treatment, and following an injection in his pelvis, the midfielder is pushing to be included in the matchday squad for the first time since January. Further tests also cleared Mawson of serious injury after his knee locked while warming up at Hillsborough a week ago. The defender met with a specialist and had an MRI scan which confirmed he was able to return to normal activity. Angel Rangel [groin] and Renato Sanches [hamstring] aren’t due back until late March while Leroy Fer [Achilles] and Wilfried Bony [ACL knee injury] face a race against time to return for the beginning of 2018/19 after undergoing surgery.
Feb 22 - 5:18 AM

Alfie Mawson has returned to full training for Swansea City ahead of their weekend match against Brighton, following a knee injury that the club feared would cause the defender to miss significant time.

Mawson has had an ongoing knock in his knee and it flared up on him in the warmups before Swansea's FA Cup tilt against Sheffield Wednesday. The Swans, who are moving in the right direction in the PL table, dodged a bullet though after a visit with a specialist and and MRI revealed no significant damage. Mawson is vital to the cause, having a breakout season and has yet to miss a minute of action. With several fixtures upcoming against sides in the bottom half of the table, he will be raring to get back on the pitch. He still carries a probable tag until Carlos Carvalhal's presser but Mawson owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 21 - 5:13 AM

Alfie Mawson is an early doubt for next weekends’ crucial trip to Brighton after missing the FA Cup fifth-round tie at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Swansea centre-back was initially named in Carlos Carvalhal’s starting XI, but following an injury during the warm-up, he was withdrawn and replaced by Kyle Naughton. Mawson was spotted in the visitors’ dugout wearing a protective knee brace, although post-match the Portuguese manager confirmed it wasn’t a "big, big problem" revealing he was already feeling better. Fortunes at the Liberty have changed dramatically in recent weeks and Saturdays 0-0 draw means that Swansea are now unbeaten in ten matches [all competitions], a run of results which has seen the Premier Leagues basement boys rise to 16th in the table. Swansea have a tricky set fixtures coming up, playing bottom half sides in five of the next 6 weeks, and Carvalhal may look to experienced defender Kyle Bartley to help plug the gap should Mawson be out for any significant period.
Source: Wales Online
Feb 17 - 10:57 AM

Swansea are expected to be without club-captain Angel Rangel for up-to six weeks after he went under the knife to remedy a persistent groin problem.

"It is possible Angel will need surgery," Carlos Carvalhal said a fortnight ago, and so it proved, as the club confirmed on Tuesday that the 35-year-old had a successful procedure in London. Angel has been limited to nothing more than a bit part role this term, just 3 Premier League appearances and one start, after Kyle Naughton made the right-back spot his own. However, the fans favourite provides the perfect back-up and Angel, who has been an almost ever-present on the bench, should return for the season run-in. The defender becomes the second Swansea player within the last seven days to have surgery after Leroy Fer suffered a season-ending Achilles rupture at Leicester in game week twenty-six. Meanwhile, teammate Wilfried Bony, who was also injured at the King Power Stadium is pencilled in to have his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament repaired this week.
Feb 14 - 10:21 AM

Swansea City continue to head in the right direction under Carlos Carvalhal, pulling off a 1-0 win over Burnley thanks to a late goal by Ki Sung-Yueng.

Since hitting the low point of the season in a 5-0 loss to Liverpool, Swansea are climbing the table with 14 points from their last seven league games after today's win. It was not a match filled with highlights, as two of the leagues lower-scoring sides predictably let their defenses dictate the outcome. The move of the game may have been Carvahal's decision to bring on an extra attacker in Tammy Abraham for the final quarter hour, rather than see out a goalless draw. On 81 minutes, Kyle Naughton tried to feed Jordan Ayew a pass, but it overshot him and reached Ki, who fired into the bottom corner for the match-winner. Jordan's brother, Andre, came on as a substitute in his first appearance since re-joining the Welsh club.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 10 - 12:02 PM

Wilfried Bony will miss the remainder of the season along with part of next season as the striker will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL.

The Swans, who have been in fine form, will now have to see their way through an injury crisis, with two familiar faces lost for the rest of the campaign in Bony and Leroy Fer, both meeting their fate last weekend in the draw with Leicester. Bony was in the process of earning more pitch time after a return from a hamstring injury, but he was blocked by an in-form Jordan Ayew. Ayew should make the XI this weekend but the news most beneficial to Tammy Abraham, who scored a brace in Swansea's FA Cup replay during the midweek.
Source: Guardian
Feb 9 - 6:55 AM

Andre Ayew has the green light to make the squad this weekend for Swansea City as they get set to host Burnley.

Swansea is now your one-stop shopping for all of your Ayew needs, as Andre joins up with his younger and in-form brother, Jordan. Andre's stint with West Ham United did not go as well as hoped and he looks to catch the kind of fire he did when he first joined the Swans from Ligue 1. For that reason, he is definitely worth monitoring for fantasy purposes, though he needs to be more consistently fit than he had been in London. Because the Swans are in the best form the their season to date, Carlos Carvalhal will likely begin with Andre as a bench weapon but a run in the XI could help some fantasy teams.
Feb 9 - 6:47 AM

Leroy Fer will miss the remainder of the campaign after he was stretchered off during the first half of Saturdays 1-1 draw at Leicester.

The Swans midfielder collapsed in a heap, with no-one around him, while running with the ball at the King Power Stadium and the early signs were not good. "It looks like a serious injury at first viewing," said Carlos Carvalhal after the game. "I think it’s an Achilles problem, but we are not sure yet. We have to wait for it to settle down in the next 48 hours and then we will see." However, those concerns proved to be well-placed as a scan on Sunday morning confirmed the Dutch midfielder had ruptured his Achilles tendon and he will now undergo surgery to repair the damage. Teammate Nathan Dyer suffered a similar injury just over a year ago, a setback which ruled him out for over 7 months. Tom Carroll is expected to come into side.
Feb 4 - 3:54 PM

Swansea City moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Swansea City came into the match after successive victories over Liverpool and Arsenal, and while Leicester City were without Riyad Mahrez, the home side struck first. Jamie Vardy scored in the 17th in a first half that was all Leicester, though they were unable to extend their lead before the break. The Swans held firm and Federico Fernandez headed them level in the 53rd minute, which ultimately proved enough to see them leave the King Power Stadium with a point. The hard-fought result means Carlos Carvalhal's side are now seven matches without a defeat in all competitions and out of the relegation on goal difference.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 3 - 2:20 PM

Andy King has made a deadline day loan from Leicester City to Swansea City until the end of the season.

After only making 11 appearances for the Foxes this year, King should find it easier to get game time at Swansea. This isn't a move that will set the world on fire but it is one of those under the radar moves that does improve team depth. King will have to wait until next week to debut as Swansea will be facing Leicester City this week.
Source: Swansea City
Jan 31 - 10:02 PM

On deadline day, Andre Ayew has been reunited with his brother Jordan in a return to Swansea City in a record signing of 25 million Euros.

As Swansea is righting the ship under new manager Carlos Carvalhal, Ayew will bring a proven goalscoring record to the team. Ayew was deemed surplus to requirements after providing West Ham with three goals and two assists in 18 appearances. Coming to Swansea, Ayew will likely displace Jordan Ayew in the lineup as the Swans look to stave off relegation.
Source: Swansea City
Jan 31 - 8:47 PM

Sam Clucas scored his second and third goals of the season, all against Arsenal, as the Swans beat the Gunners 3-1 at a rainy Libert Stadium.

The Swans were aggressive all match long while Arsenal never looked interested in playing in the rain. Clucas and Jordan Ayew harassed the Gunners and gave the Swans another exceptional win following up on their victory over Liverpool in Week 24.
Source: Espn.com
Jan 30 - 4:36 PM

Alfie Mawson swept home a rebound from a Swansea corner kick to give the relegation strugglers a massive win over streaking Liverpool.

The Swans needed a win badly and the combination of as fortunate goal, resolute defending and poor Liverpool finishing was enough to make it happen. The Swans were hardly awash in opportunities on goal but when opportunity knocked, Alfie Mawson tucked a rebound into the bottom corner. After that it was furious defending and some good luck for the win.
Source: Espn.com
Jan 22 - 5:08 PM

Swansea won at home for just the third time in 2017/18 with a 2-1 victory over Championship high-flyers Wolves.

A largely drab affair was lit up by one moment of quality from Jordan Ayew which led to the Swans taking an early lead. He managed to navigate a course through five Wolves defenders from outside the box, over to the left, and then across to the centre near the penalty spot before finishing calmly. He now has four goals in seven games and has shown a marked improvement since moving to the second striker role away from the left wing where he was stationed for much of the season. The Championship side came out strong after the interval and grabbed an equaliser through Diogo Jota but Bony won the battle to strike a loose ball in the box to regain the Welsh club's lead. Swansea advance to face Notts County in the next round of the FA Cup, though their priority remains securing PL survival.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 18 - 5:37 AM

Carlos Carvalhal is hoping the injury suffered by centre-back Mike van der Hoorn at St James’ Park on Saturday is not too serious.

The Dutchman was used as a makeshift right-back on Tyneside with Kyle Naughton [suspended] and Angel Rangel missing due to a calf strain. And the 25-year-old put in a solid performance before his injury on the hour mark. "Mike felt something in the muscle [suspected hamstring]," Carvalhal said. "We will have to see how bad the injury is. We have to wait 48 hours at least to try to see what he has done." Van der Hoorn is certain to miss the FA Cup replay with Wolves this week while a Monday night Premier League fixture [vs Liverpool] allows for a few additional days recovery. Carvalhal can call upon Kyle Bartley, to partner Alfie Mawson in the heart of defence, following his recovery from a long-term knee injury. Naughton is also available after completing his three-match ban.
Jan 14 - 4:55 PM


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