Going into the new campaign there was plenty of talk about the return of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea with many commenting on the fact that there were worse players at Tottenham that should have been shown the door before the Icelandic international.
But Tottenham’s loss looks to be Swansea’s gain and based on his performance at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season it would seem that fantasy managers will also benefit from his move to Wales.
Sigurdsson was of course on loan at Swansea two seasons ago and looks like he has never been away, handed the role in “the hole” behind Wilfried Bony on Saturday Sigurdsson popped up with a goal and an assist to help the Swans inflict Manchester United’s first opening day defeat at home since 1972.
Early investors in Sigurdsson will have been vey pleased with their weekend’s work but certainly for those who are undecided about whether or not to bring him into their fantasy sides now is the time to make the decision and based on his recent performance and the upcoming fixtures this one looks to be a no brainer.
Swansea face three home games in the next four against Burnley, West Brom and Southampton with a trip to Chelsea the only blot on their record and certainly if Gary Monk continues to field the former Tottenham man in behind Bony then he is sure to get further chances to add to his fantasy points tally over the coming weeks.
Sigurdsson’s display at Old Trafford along with the rest of the Swansea side goes to show that Monk is prepared to set his side up to have a go no matter where they play and if they can keep those kinds of performances up it think it is fair to say that we will all have Swansea players in our sides in no time.
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