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Nacer Chadli | Forward | #22

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 176

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Nacer Chadli is hoping to finish his injury-ravaged season on a high after stepping up his recovery with the under-23s on Monday night.
The Belgium international was given an hour long run out for the development side in a 5-1 defeat at Brighton and could be included in Darren Moore’s matchday squad at Old Trafford this weekend. A series of hip, thigh and back injuries have restricted Chadli to just three Premier League appearances [two starts] this term and his absence is one of the main reasons why the Baggies have struggled throughout 2017/18. While his return is not expected to produce miracles, it may at least help West Brom salvage some respectability and keeps his slim hopes of making Roberto Martinez’s World Cup squad alive. Sam Field also featured on the south coast following his recent calf problem while Daniel Sturridge has returned to full training. Gareth Barry, who underwent knee surgery on Monday, and James Morrison [Achilles], are the only definite injury absentees heading into game week thirty-four. Apr 11 - 5:38 AM

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Nacer Chadli's latest set back looks likely to see him out for another two months after lasting less than a half in his return.

It just hasn't been Nacer Chadli's season. With a World Cup looming and Belgium looking like a strong contender it is going to be difficult for Chadli to justify a place in a strong side given that he will have gone most of the season without playing a match. This is also a massive blow for West Brom who are struggling mightily to score. Chadli hasn't ever recreated his early heroics at the Hawthorns but he is a significant presence when healthy.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:37:00 PM

Nacer Chadli returned to the West Brom side after a significant layoff as a substitute only to have to be substituted himself.

Things are getting grim for manager Alan Pardew and West Brom. Perhaps the lack of wins inspired the manager to push Nacer Chadli's recovery a little faster than he should have. The result saw the Belgian attacker forced off with another injury only minutes after coming on as a second half substitute. He will miss the Boxing Day match with Everton for sure but we will have to wait to see how much longer he might be out after that.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Nacer Chadli trained for the entire week leading up to Albion's trip to Stoke City and is likely to feature either as a starter or a substitute.

This is a difficult call heading into Week 19. The Potters are struggling for form and then, on top of that, with defensive injuries as well. If Chadli is ready to start then you may well want him in your fantasy line-up given the potential for an unusual attacking outburst from Alan Pardew's side. The downside, of course, is that Pardew chooses not to risk the Belgian after a long spell on the sidelines recovering from a hip injury.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Week 13 will come too soon for Nacer Chadli as he recovers from his hip injury.

Interim manager Gary Megson confirmed that Nacer Chadli will miss Albion's Week 13 match on Saturday at Wembley. It's hard to know what to expect from the Baggies after Tony Pulis' dismissal but a result aga inst Spurs seems unlikely.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:44:00 AM

Nacer Chadli will definitely miss the Week 12 visit of Chelsea and fears in the West Brom camp are that he could miss a number of weeks beyond that.

Chadli returned to the starting line-up in mid-October after an injury kept him from starting the season in contention for playing time. His return to the line-up was short-lived as he has now been felled by a hip injury that threatens to keep him out for multiple weeks. The injury will likely mean more time for one or both of Salomon Rondon or Matthew Phillips. With Chelsea the opponent in Week 12, expect Tony Pulis to go even more defensive than usual with his line-up so expect only one of the two attackers this time out with Rondon probably favored for his ability as a target man holding up play as Albion's many center backs hoof clearances up the field looking for relief from Chelsea attacks.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Nacer Chadli returned to the West Brom starting line-up with a bang as he scored from a set piece for Albion's only goal in their 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on Monday.

Chadli, who has been suffering from a back issue since the summer, finally returned to the starting line-up and the shuffle yielded results for Tony Pulis. Chadli definitely showed some rust after his long layoff but he also showed his quality with a free kick that wrong-footed Kasper Schmeichel. It wasn't enough for the Baggies as Riyad Mahrez equalized past Boaz Myhill who was deputizing for an injured Ben Foster. Despite the result, look for Chadli's stock to rise as he rounds back into form.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Nacer Chadli has recovered from his injury but still faces a need for fitness and sharpness before he will be considered for first team duty.

With high-flying Watford visiting the Hawthorns in Week 7, Tony Pulis would certainly prefer to have the Belgian attacker at his disposal. Whether as a starter or an impact substitute, Chadli brings a combination of power and pace not available elsewhere in the Albion squad. It looks like he will have to wait, likely until after the international break to get Chadli back. When he is available, it isn't clear how prominent a role he will play given the extent to which Pulis has bolstered his attacking options over the past few transfer windows.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Nacer Chadli had a golden opportunity to put West Brom up and delay Chelsea's championship celebration but he dragged his shot wide and Chelsea scored not long after to win 1-0 and secure the 2016-17 Premier League title.

West Brom gave more than a good accounting of themselves on the day. The Baggies didn't dominate any statistical category but the chances they had were good ones and while they limited the Champions elect to some fairly soft chances. That all changed in the 82nd minute when a scramble in the box saw Cesar Azpilicueta slide the ball to Michy Batshuayi running wide open in front of goal. Ben Foster made contact but couldn't keep the effort out and that was the difference as Chelsea took all three points and the league title home to Stamford Bridge.
Fri, May 12, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Nacer Chadli claimed the only West Brom shot on target as Albion fell 2-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday in Week 31 action.

Chadli could have sent Tony Pulis' side off to an early lead had he converted in the early going. Heurelho Gomes was up to the task and made a save that came back to Chadli for a second crack at it but the second opportunity wasn't on target and that was it for Albion for the evening. Despite playing the final 25 minutes plus stoppage time up a man West Brom didn't register another shot on target. Not a great follow-up to taking a good point at Old Trafford over the weekend. To make matters worse, they will be without Miguel Britos for their next match.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Nacer Chadli picked up a shoulder injury over the international break and faces a late fitness test ahead of West Brom's trip to Old Trafford.

Chadli picked up his shoulder injury while with Belgium over the international break and could miss Albion's high profile match-up as a result. With Matt Phillips still out nursing a hamstring injury Tony Pulis' side are definitely at a deficit when it comes to creative attacking options. Throw in that Salomon Rondon returned later than most from international duty and it could be a significantly depleted attack against an improving Manchester United defense.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 02:25:00 PM

West Brom struggled to generate an attack all day as they fell 2-0 to Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns.

Nacer Chadli registered West Brom's first shot on target of the match but it wasn't until the second half and it wasn't particularly dangerous. That about summed up the day for Tony Pulis' side who just never really clicked on the day.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 01:14:00 PM

Nacer Chadli is likely to take advantage of James Morrison's illness to secure his second consecutive start on Monday.

Chadli lost his job through a combination of injury and the returning James Morrison. It looks like he'll have a chance to win it back with illness likely ruling Morrison out for Albion's Boxing Day trip to the Emirates. Chadli is exactly the sort of player, one with both power and pace, that gives Arsenal's center backs fits so don't be surprised if the big Belgian helps his former Spurs teammates by giving the Gunners a hard time on Boxing Day.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:14:00 PM

Nacer Chadli is back and, due to Salomon Rondon's absence, could be moved up to a forward role against Watford this weekend.

For those who have been frustrated by Chadli's injury, consider this potential compensation for your patience. With Salomon Rondon out with tonsillitis and Saido Berahino still depressed/out of shape/out of favor, Chadli is the logical candidate to slot into the center forward role. It could be a nice fantasy return for the Belgian international.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:51:00 PM

Having already missed four matches, Nacre Chadli has yet to be cleared for action against Hull City on Saturday.

The highs of Chadli's early season performances have been muted somewhat after he has missed the last few matches out injured. His return is further complicated by West Brom's excellent Week 12 performance that saw James Morrison ignite a four goal attack. Chadli should start but exactly where he plays is less certain assuming he does return this week.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:25:00 PM