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Wilfried Bony

26-Year-Old Forward     Manchester City  Premier

Côte d'Ivoire

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Leg    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  December 10, 1988    Birthplace:  Bingerville, Ivory Coast
Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  185 lbs    
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2015 Proj. Manchester City 1820 12 3 76 29 487 0 3 8 38

August 28, 2015    Wilfried Bony News

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Bony has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Watford because of a cut on his leg, though manager Manuel Pellegrini said he thinks Bony could return after the international break.

Bony has found playing time very hard to come by this season because Sergio Aguero has been fit and playing well, so while his absence is likely to hurt a few fantasy teams, he was unlikely to make a significant impact.

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August 16, 2015

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Bony is available off the bench Sunday against Chelsea.

Bony started the opener last Monday against West Brom in place of Sergio Aguero, who was a late participant in preseason due to the Copa America, but with Aguero back to full fitness, Bony will head back to a reserve role.

August 11, 2015

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Bony took three shots, with none on goal, but he picked up an assist on one of Yaya Toure's

Bony linked up well with Toure on the goal, with a classic give-and-go that Toure then curled home from just outside the box. Bony got the start in place of Sergio Aguero, who started preseason training late after Copa America, but Aguero replaced him in the 62nd minute and it's clear that Bony's only shot at a starting job is alongside Aguero and not in place of him. Given the crowded midfield, it may be tough for manager Manuel Pellegrini to start two strikers.

August 10, 2015

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Bony is starting Monday against West Brom.

Sergio Aguero is available off the bench, but Bony will get the first attacking crack of the season. He is in no position to compete for Aguero's starting spot, but manager Manuel Pellegrini could play the two together, which would give Bony plenty of fantasy value on a team that's loaded with it.

July 25, 2015

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Bony did not travel with the squad for its preseason friendlies in Australia because of an illness, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The club doctors apparently were worried that Bony could pass the illness along to other players while on the airplane, which is why he was kept back. Bony's fitness will be of utmost importance to start the season, as Sergio Aguero will miss the opener Aug. 10 against West Brom because of a lack of match fitness following the Copa America.

July 21, 2015

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Bony is not traveling on Manchester City's international preseason tour because of an undisclosed injury picked up while on holiday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Tuesday. “Bony is in Manchester at the moment – he has some physical problem from his holidays so I think it’s better for him to stay in Manchester and not lose the time coming back," Pellegrini said. “The doctor can say more – I don’t think it’s too serious but he can’t work at the same level as the rest of the squad.”

Any issues like this during the preseason could surely force Bony to fall behind on fitness, which wouldn't allow him to start the season on time. Sergio Aguero is fully expected to be the starting striker this season, and the addition of Raheem Sterling could further push Bony down the depth chart, which would be a big hit to his fantasy value.

June 9, 2015

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Bony started just 18 of his 33 appearances this season, split between Swansea and Manchester City, but managed to score 11 goals and provide 3 assists in total.

Bony thrived early on as the main striker for the Swans, scoring 9 goals in 16 starts, but managed just two goals after his January transfer, although he only started twice for City. Eden Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are reportedly on the way out this summer, so Bony will have a chance to earn a starting role alongside Sergio Aguero, although City are likely to bring in at least one attacker this summer.

April 25, 2015

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Bony returned from an ankle injury to come on as a late sub Saturday against Aston Villa, entering in the 82nd minute for Sergio Aguero. He failed to take a shot and finished with just seven touches.

Bony missed three games due to the ailment, and while it's notable that he got into the game ahead of Edin Dzeko, it was too little playing time to make much of a fantasy impact. With some more training under his belt this week, he may be able to get back in the starting XI next Sunday against Spurs at White Hart Lane.