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Philippe Senderos | Defensemen

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 181

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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. Nov 28 - 3:00 PM


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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.
Nov 18 - 10:40 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
Oct 11 - 1:53 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.
Jul 1 - 3:00 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.
Jul 1 - 11:04 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.
Jun 25 - 6:07 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.
Jun 25 - 2:59 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.
Jun 20 - 5:10 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.
Jun 20 - 2:03 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.
Jun 15 - 2:03 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.
Jun 15 - 11:52 AM

Philippe Senderos has undergone a medical exam ahead of a move that will send him to Aston Villa.

Senderos spent last season on loan at Valencia but has experience in the Premier League with both Arsenal and Everton. The Swiss center-back can help Villa improve their very suspect defense and can make a solid pairing with Ron Vlaar. Senderos is a free agent and will be an excellent addition to Aston Villa. Continue to follow the rumors as the Swiss defender finds a home.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 4 - 6:59 PM

Swiss defender Phillipe Senderos has been signed by La Liga side Valencia CF on a permanent move from Fulham FC.

Arriving to Fulham in the summer of 2010, Senderos was in and out of the starting XI for several seasons, usually alongside Brede Hangeland. Changes in defense are a must for Fulham should they want to avoid relegation, and unless Rene Muelensteen makes a midnight hour deal, it looks like Dan Burn stands to get a long look at center back.
Jan 31 - 5:23 PM

Phillipe Senderos, who came off against Manchester City injured, will miss Fulham's Boxing Day match at Norwich City.

With Brede Hangeland a long-term injury absentee, Fulham have only Aaron Hughes and Fernando Amorebieta available to play at center back. Fulham will be desperate for points against their fellow relegation candidates, but their injury situation isn't helping their cause.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 05:42:00 PM

In a move to acquire Premier League-quality depth, Everton and Fulham are looking to Rovers and Scott Dann.

Dann was a highly talked about name when he was a part of Birmingham's statistically impressive Premier League defense before everything fell apart and they were sent packing to the Championship. As it turns out, the pieces of that puzzle haven't ended up being nearly as good individually as they were together. Roger Johnson earned a big money move to Wolves who have been relegated twice since. Dann moved on to Rovers who were also relegated. In neither case did the player play to price or expectations. This seems to be a case of the system making the player rather than the other way around. If the intent is for a little depth without paying too much then a Dann acquisition wouldn't be a horrible move. If he is to be counted on to start then that defense would have to be viewed as in trouble.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 09:33:00 AM