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Philippe Senderos | Defensemen | #4

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 181

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Philippe Senderos has joined Grasshoppers on a six-month deal.
Senderos hasn't played much for Aston Villa this season and his contract was mutually terminated earlier this week. Senderos joins Grasshoppers on a trial six-month deal, but he won't be a factor in any fantasy league at this stage of his career. Even if he returns to the Premier League, he isn't worth owning. Sat, Jan 30, 2016 04:54:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Philippe Senderos is set to return this weekend but is unlikely to start.

Senderos has been dealing with a calf strain for a long time now and has missed almost five months. He will not be nearly fit enough to start and will likely assume a bench role upon his return. He is not a fantasy option at this time and is unlikely to be one this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has confirmed Philippe Senderos suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf strain and admits the severity of the problem is not yet known.

Senderos made a brief appearance for Villa back in November as a substitute at West Ham [two minutes] but after another muscular problem – calf – the Swiss international has been ruled out ever since. However the defender who was said to be making good progress joined the main-group this week only to feel discomfort after a training session which is being assessed. Should the issue be anything serious then Senderos will be at risk of missing the remainder of the campaign and a possible Wembley appearance. Villa progressed to the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday with a victory over rivals West Brom with an injury ravaged squad – Ron Vlaar [hip], Christian Benteke [hip], Nathan Baker [knee] were all missing along with Alan Hutton who is serving a two game suspension for accumulating 10 cautions.
Source: The Mirror
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 04:21:00 PM

Philippe Senderos is still out with a calf injury and doesn't have a certain timeline to return.

He was expected to be back mid to late February but the Villa defender is still not fit and the timeline is getting cloudier. There is also no insurance of him regaining a starting spot once he returns so he can dropped safely in all leagues.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Philippe Senderos has been ruled out for GW13 due to a calf problem.

Senderos has been dealing with the problem for a few weeks now and will miss the weekend's match against Burnley. Senderos is only 29 years old but has been quite injury prone in recent years, making him into a risky player to own in fantasy leagues. With Jores Okore and Ciaran Clark impressing last weekend, we are not sure if Senderos will have a starting spot even when he returns. He will likely be used to provide experience late in games.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Growing defensive concerns for Aston Villa as central defender Philippe Senderos adds to Pauls Lamberts’ mounting injury list with teammates Ron Vlaar [calf] and Nathan Baker [knee] both struggling to be available for the visit of Southampton this weekend.

Villa ended a disastrous run of six league defeats with a creditable draw at the Boleyn Ground before the international break – a game which marked the comeback of Philippe Senderos replacing the injured Nathan Baker. Senderos had just recovered from a thigh problem but despite only playing four minutes since limping out of the Euro qualifying defeat to Slovenia back in October he was called up to the Swiss national squad again. However the defender failed to make the game against Lithuania having returned to Bodymoor Heath after a training ground calf injury. Jores Okore is on standby to make his first competitive appearance for Villa since recovering from his ruptured ACL.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Paul Lambert will be hoping captain Ron Vlaar can step up his recovery from a calf injury this week ahead of the trip to Goodison Park after Switzerland confirmed defensive teammate Philippe Senderos suffered a thigh injury during the loss to Slovenia on Thursday.

Vlaar has missed the last four Premier League games and with a set of tricky fixtures coming up the Claret & Blues need their talismanic Dutch defender to hit the ground running following the loss of Senderos who has returned to Bodymoor for further assessment. Although the severity of the problem has not yet been confirmed a grade one tear is likely to keep Senderos out for around three weeks with Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark battling it out for the remaining place while Jores Okore [ACL] is closing in on a return after a year out.
Source: Daily Star
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Switzerland kept pace with Argentina until the final minutes of extra time as they take a crushing 1-0 defeat, knocking them out of the tournament.

No Shaqiri magic today, though the dynamic midfielder came awfully close a few times today. The defense did their job, they swarmed Lionel Messi all afternoon, and none of the other Argentine players could step up and find a breakthrough. Eventually though, tired legs and one last charge by Messi left a teammate open to create the chance that won the game. Credit goes to their defense as Pablo Zabaleta and company stopped every Swiss chance for 120 minutes. Argentina now wait to see who they take on next in the winner of the Belgium v USA match.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri

Two key factors play in to Switzerland's chances of finding a way to best Argentina: first, can Xherdan Shaqiri once again show some magic in their attack, and second, can they defend against a strong attacking opponent effectively. They were unable to do so against France and will need to much better here.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:04:00 AM

After being relatively quiet in Switzerland's first two group matches, Xherdan Shaqiri had a masterful performance today, scoring all three of their goals in a 0-3 defeat of Honduras.

Shaqiri was one of the young players to watch in this tournament and today he showed why, beginning his big day with a wonderfully struck curler into the top corner in the 6th minute. He would add another around the half hour mark and completed his trick with a goal midway through the second half. Switzerland showed some credence to support their #6 FIFA ranking, keeping a clean sheet as well. They must exhibit better defending in the KO stage than they did against France as they prepare to take on Argentina.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schaer, Shaqiri

Switzerland need a result here and will be counting on France to do the business against Ecuador. Switzerland and Ecuador are level on points and, barring a bizarre circumstance (even for this tournament's standards), they are fighting for the second seed out of the group. Switzerland have the easier opponent but Ecuador have a 2 goal cushion in goal difference.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Switzerland did not look the 6th ranked country according to FIFA with a shocking display in which they conceded five unanswered goals, only to answer back with two with the match well out of reach in the 2-5 final.

Switzerland may be wondering: Why couldn't we get the 2010 version of France? Phillipe Senderos was forced to replace an injured starter in defense in the 9th minute and must have thought he was still playing for Fulham. The backline was rife with holes similar to that of a certain type of cheese and France made them pay time and time again. They managed two goals late but don't let that fool you, they were not good today. They still have a shot to advance, but major changes are needed to get them back on track.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Inler (c), Seferovic, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Djourou, Shaqiri

Only one change to the Swiss side that will be battling it out with France for the top spot in the group and an early ticket punched for the knockout stage.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 02:03:00 PM

In a match that looked to deliver the first draw of World Cup 2014, Switzerland found a last second goal to take the three points in a 2-1 come from behind win over Ecuador.

This World Cup refuses to hand us a ho-hum match. There is no Premier League influence to touch on regarding the Swiss, but for those eyeing some international talent that one day may find themselves in the PL, VL Wolfsburg left back Ricardo Rodriquez was especially effective, delivering both assists to the Swiss goals.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Stocker, Drmic, Djourou, Shaqiri

Lone Premier League rep for Switzerland unsurprisingly does not make the starting XI.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:52:00 AM