Player News - Swansea City

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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

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

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

After a clash in the box, Mike Van der Hoorn was withdrawn for Kyle Bartley at the half.

The severity of the injury is unknown for Swansea right now but Van der Hoorn has played a large role in their defensive setup to this point. If it is a short-term absence, Kyle Bartley can deputize but Swansea would like to have the Dutchman available for the run in.
Source: Swansea City
Apr 7 - 12:14 PM

Swansea City have been left sweating on the fitness of Sam Clucas after he limped off against Manchester United.

Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping the winger, who has been an ever-present under his stewardship, only suffered minimal damage to his knee with seven games of the relegation dogfight still remaining. The Welsh side sit just three-points above the drop zone and need all hands to the deck if they hope to maintain their top-flight status, although an initial prognosis does not look good: "He has twisted his knee and we think he has injured the ligament on the outside," said the Swans boss. "We don’t know yet what the problem is. We will have to wait for a scan to see how bad it is, but I hope it is not a serious injury." If, as expected, Clucas does miss out at West Brom, then Tom Carroll is likely to come into the side following his impressive second half showing at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Apr 2 - 8:08 AM

Swansea City, who had been playing their best football this season of late, were overwhelmed by a Tottenham side that gave backup goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt trouble all afternoon.

Carlos Carvalhal went with a 3-5-2 formation, with Tammy Abraham getting back into the Starting XI as Jordan Ayew is currently serving out his suspension. Any thoughts of cup glory were quickly dashed on the day though, as Nordfelt was peppered with shots from the opposition throughout the contest. With little attacking threat on the day, it may not have made a difference if typical starter Lukasz Fabianski was between the sticks, but Nordfelt looked shaky on a couple of Tottenham's goals. He did make a couple of nice saves to his credit, but it was an overall tough day for a guy who sees very little action with the first team.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 17 - 10:50 AM

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 both underwent surgery.
Feb 22 - 5:18 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

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



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