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Victor Wanyama | Midfielder

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 168

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Southampton pulled together in remarkable fashion to pull out a 1-0 win against West Ham while playing the final 36 minutes of the match a man down.
Victor Wanyama was sent off with a straight red card in the 54th minute for a mindless challenge from behind on Dimtri Payet after losing possession in midfield. The Kenyan was given his marching orders for the third time this season, but Southampton tightened up at the back in its 3-5-2 formation to hold on for the win, which brings the club into seventh in the table. Maya Yoshida contributed the winner in the ninth minute after Wanyama poked a pass toward the center of the box in the ninth minute. Meanwhile, Southampton has now recorded five straight Premier League clean sheets since Fraser Forster's return Feb 6 - 2:28 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Victor Wanyama will serve a one-match ban during Southampton's FA Cup match against Crystal Palace.

Wanyama was sent off for getting a second yellow on Saturday against Norwich City, but he won't miss any Premier League time because the suspension will be served in the FA Cup. He could, however, face some time on the bench because Ronald Koeman wasn't very happy with his decision making this weekend. Keep an eye out for his status.
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 3 - 6:42 PM

Southampton continued its struggle since that 4-0, seemingly momentum-shifting win against Arsenal with a second straight defeat in a 1-0 loss to Norwich City.

The loss is Southampton's fourth in the last five Premier League matches, dropping the club to 13th in the table with only one goal spread across those four defeats. It is Wanyama who will likely take the brunt of the blame after making a rash challenge on Alexander Tettey while on a yellow card. The tackle led to Wanyama's sending off in the 73rd minute with a second yellow. Just three minutes later, Tettey scored the only goal of the match that left Saints without a point from their trip to Carrow Road. In team news, Sadio Mane was benched just before game-time after arriving late to a pre-match meeting as the winger had to come on as a second-half sub.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 2 - 12:50 PM

Victor Wanyama is questionable for Southampton's upcoming match after picking up an injury against Aston Villa.

Wanyama hurt his ankle and was "struggling" according to Ronald Koeman. The midfielder has struggled with ankle injuries before so it's definitely a concern and his status should be monitored going forward. He can safely be dropped all but the deepest of leagues.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Victor Wanyama is deemed ready to start at Southampton after numerous rumors kept him out last week.

Wanyama is finally "mentally and physically" to feature for Southampton again after rumors and an illness kept him out last week. The defensive midfielder should be a set starter for the remainder of the season as long as he's healthy but his lack of goalscoring and offensive stats keep him low on the fantasy rankings. Use him in only the deepest of leagues.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Southampton have offered Victor Wanyama a new five-year deal as the player failed to transfer to Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

Wanyama submitted a transfer request this past transfer window to help facilitate a deal that sends him to Tottenham but Mauricio Pochettino never made a bid for him and Wanyama remains a Southampton player. The club want to keep him there, especially after losing Morgan Schneiderlin, and have offered him a new five-year deal. It's unknown if Wanyama will accept, but except him to remain at Southampton at least until the January transfer window.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:35:00 PM

Victor Wanyama's Kenya were beaten by Zambia by 2-1.

The Southampton defensive midfielder captained Kenya in their 2017 CAF African Cup of Nations today but couldn't lead them to a win. Wanyama overcame an illness to be able to start the match and now seems to be fully fit for next week's Premier League match. Wanyama is only a fantasy option in the deepest of leagues as he provides almost no attacking stats.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Victor Wanyama will miss Thursday's clash versus FC Midtjylland and is questionable for the weekend due to an illness.

Wanyama is fully ruled out for tomorrow's match amidst rumors of him leaving Southampton and many believe the two are related. That could certainly be the case but Ronald Koeman has ruled out any more transfers so we'll have to assume Wanyama is a Southampton player until we know otherwise. Check back on his status for the weekend on Friday.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:54:00 PM

In comments made to Kenyan TV, Victor Wanyama has reiterated his desire to move from St. Mary's to the Emirates this summer.

With Francis Coquelin seemingly ensconced as the starting "midfield destroyer", the fit between Wanyama and Arsenal seems like an odd one. Certainly the Gunners could use depth behind Coquelin but would Wanyama, a preferred starter for the Saints, want to play a reserve/rotational role. Likewise, would Arsenal be willing to pay the price necessary to acquire Wanyama from Southampton if he weren't going to be an obvious upgrade in a starting position? This one seems to be more a remnant of the the pre-Coquelin era at Arsenal that is lingering on Wanyama's personal wish list but it doesn't seem likely to happen.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Victor Wanyama will be suspended for two matches after picking up his tenth booking of the season.

Ronald Koeman believes Wanyama was unlucky to get a yellow but the fact is that he was booked and will be suspended. That's a big loss for Southampton as they looked especially strong in the middle of the pitch today with Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin pulling the strings. The Saints are in a tight battle for a top six spot and Wanyama's suspension could prove costly here. Steven Davis will likely play alongside Schneiderlin next week, with someone else slotting in for him on the attacking side.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin will be available for Saturday’s game against QPR.

Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin returned to training, with both set to be available at Loftus Road. Speaking to Southampton’s official YouTube channel, Koeman said: "Victor Wanyama is now coming back, Morgan Schneiderlin is coming back, but still one or two more weeks for Toby Alderweireld."
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 12:57:00 AM

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was absent from Wednesday nights’ FA Cup win over Ipswich Town after picking up an injury which is likely to keep him sidelined for between 2/3 weeks.

Pre-match the official social media account confirmed Schneiderlin was out due to a ‘slight knock’ although it was later confirmed the player had suffered an adductor [groin] strain and the injury situation was made a lot worse on 45 minutes tonight when Victor Wanyama pulled up with a hamstring injury. Saints have now lost three players to muscular injuries in the last three days with Toby Alderweireld expected to miss the remainder of January. However Southampton can at least count on the timely return of Jack Cork [ankle] after a month out while Jake Hesketh was named among the substitutes for the third round replay after recovering from a knee injury.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Victor Wanyama scored an unlikely goal from 40 yards out in the second minute and Southampton made that lead stand up for the rest of the match as they beat Hull City 1-0 at the KC Stadium.

Southampton are THE story of the season so far with their 10th win in their last eleven matches in all competitions. They have to consider themselves lucky this time around as a poor clearance from third string goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic gave Wanyama the chance to strike from long range with the net unguarded. Regardless of the outcome of the Manchester Derby tomorrow, the Saints will maintain their hold on second place for another week.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Victor Wanyama scored his first goal for Southampton to give the Saints an impressive three points away from home.

The assist came from Graziano Pelle, the striker who has been in hot form for the past few matches. Southampton and Swansea were matched well in the first half but after Wilfried Bony was sent off in the 39th minute, Saints took more and more control of the match and eventually got the winner they were looking for. Some soccer analytics guys now have Southampton at anywhere from 20-40% chance of finishing in the top four and that speaks a lot about the quality this team has brought this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Victor Wanyama captained Kenya on the way to a 1-1 draw against Comoros earlier but the draw was good enough to send Kenya on the next round of qualifications for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

Wanyama was a big part of what Southampton did this season and he seems to have carried his leadership on to his national team. Wanyama suffered through a series of injuries late in the season and it's good to see him healthy again. If he remains at Southampton, he will continue to be a big part of their team. Wanyama doesn't do enough on the stats sheet to be a good fantasy pick and is much better in real life than in fantasy.
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:23:00 PM