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Matthew Upson | Defensemen

Team: Transfer Target
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 159

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Leicester City have released Matthew Upson after five appearances this season.
The 36 year old defender struggled to be fit all season long and only featured in five matches for a total of 375 minutes of playing time. The injuries have piled up and age is a factor for Upson, who isn't likely to be a Premier League player next season. Avoid him in all fantasy formats, especially since there is a large chance his playing days are over. Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:04:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Matthew Upson was credited with an own goal in Leicester's 2-2 draw against Everton.

Two minutes before the final whistle, Romelu Lukaku sent a powerful header towards goal that deflected off of Matthew Upson and went in. Upson was credited with an own goal despite the goal not really being his fault. The own goal was the reason Upson ended up with a negative fantasy point and his price is now a low £ 1 M. Upson should be Leicester's starter going forward so having a £ 1 M defender on your bench that actually plays should be a great way to afford more expensive pieces elsewhere. Add him to your squad and spend willingly elsewhere.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Matt Upson is finally feeling healthy and hopes to repay Leicester for the patience they had during his injury absence.

Upson suffered a foot injury soon after signing with Leicester and has missed almost the entire season so far. The defender is 35-years-old, so whether he can stay healthy to make a difference in the relegation race is a big question, but Leicester will have to hope for the best as their defense has really struggled without Upson. For what it's worth, Upson says he is feeling better with every match and hopes to start again this weekend. He is only a fantasy option in the deep leagues.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Matthew Upson could make his return from injury against Manchester United this weekend.

The Leicester City defender has been out for an extended period of time with an ankle injury and has taken a long time to return to match fitness. He is at the point where he will likely be included in the Leicester squad this weekend but an appearance off the bench is more likely. He is not a fantasy option at the moment.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 09:48:00 AM

Leicester defender Matthew Upson is still lacking match fitness and is expected to miss out on gameweek 19.

Upson has been out for an extended period of time with an ankle injury and still hasn't regained match fitness. He was supposed to return on Friday but his return has been delayed. He is not a fantasy option even after he returns, as Leicester have trouble keeping clubs from scoring and Upson is not a phantom-point all-star.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Leicester defender Matt Upson is nearing full fitness and could return to action next week.

The defender has been sidelined with an ankle injury for an extended period of time but is finally training with the Foxes. We are not yet sure who Upson will replace in Leicester's defense but he will likely be given a go considering how leaky the defense has been lately. We don't consider him a good fantasy option for the time being.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:18:00 PM

New Leicester City signing Matthew Upson has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering an ankle injury.

Upson had to go under the knife to fix up the ankle and will be missing until November. The 35-year old was expected to be the experienced voice in the dressing room and was expected to provide a reliable backup to Leicester's back line. With him gone, Leicester will have an extremely tough time at the beginning of the season, especially since they're facing Everton, Chelsea, and Arsenal to start off the Premier League campaign.
Source: Mirror
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:03:00 PM