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Victor Wanyama | Midfielder

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 168

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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. Nov 1 - 1:26 PM


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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
Sep 20 - 12:15 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.
May 30 - 4:23 PM

Victor Wanyama has looked healthy for the past few weekends after returning from multiple leg injuries.

Wanyama finally looks healthy again but he has had a very slow fantasy output despite how good he's looked on the pitch. Wanyama will probably play in Southampton's final match of the season but we don't recommend him for fantasy purposes. The same message applies for Morgan Schneiderlin - healthy but not a good fantasy performer as of late.
Source: Sky Sports
May 9 - 9:22 PM

Victor Wanyama will be assessed before Southampton's match against Manchester City this weekend.

Wanyama has missed about a month with a leg injury and has been close to returning for a while so we won't be surprised with him returning or being ruled out. This news makes both Wanyama and James Ward-Prowse poor fantasy options this week as there is a lot of uncertainty around who the Saints midfield will be comprised of.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 4 - 12:21 PM

Victor Wanyama continues to be a doubt for Southampton's home match against Newcastle on Saturday.

Wanyama missed last week due to a leg injury and is once again doubtful. Jack Cork is healthy again so he should get the start against Newcastle. Wanyama has struggled with injuries for a few months now and should not be considered a reliable fantasy option for the remainder of the season. He is battling Jack Cork for playing time and the two will limit their fantasy value.
Mar 28 - 10:48 AM

Victor Wanyama will miss Southampton's game against Norwich due to a knock he picked up in Wednesday's training session.

Wanyama has struggled with a series of injuries lately and the knock he picked up is reportedly "in the same region as the previous injury". His replacement, Jack, Cork, is also out with an injury and James Ward-Prowse is the most likely replacement in midfield. Ward-Prowse has not been a big part of Mauricio Pochettino's rotation but was a decent fantasy contributor early in the year and is a good option at £5.34M.
Source: DailyEcho
Mar 14 - 4:26 PM

Victor Wanyama came off the bench on Saturday as Southampton lost to Liverpool.

Wanyama was struggling with a calf problem but passed his late fitness check and came off the bench to face Liverpool. Wanyama has lost his starting spot during his injury absence and Jack Cork has played his way into a regular role. Avoid Wanyama until he earns a spot in Mauricio Pochettino's rotation.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 3 - 8:00 PM

Victor Wanyama is a late fitness check for this weekend's match due to a calf problem.

Wanyama has been struggling with a multitude of things since going down with the foot injury a while back. In his absence, Jack Cork has established himself as a great option and it will be tough for Wanyama to get his starting spot back. Don't use Wanyama until he proves to be back, healthy, and a starter.
Feb 28 - 2:10 PM

Victor Wanyama has been struggling to return to form after returning from a month long injury absence.

Jack Cork has been preferred to Wanyama lately and has played spectacularly. Wanyama stated that he's had a "tough time" and that he's behind. You can interpret that as you wish but it doesn't sound like Wanyama is ready for a regular first team role at the moment.
Feb 21 - 5:58 PM

Victor Wanyama started but only played 45 minutes against Fulham on Saturday.

This was Wanyama's first start since recently returning from injury and the midfielder only played 45 minutes. Jack Cork came on for him at halftime and played extremely well. Cork has been a more than capable replacement during Wanyama's absence and could carve out a bigger role if he continues playing that well. A bigger role for Cork would mean Wanyama and/or Morgan Schneiderlin would have to give up some of their pitch time.
Source: DailyEcho
Feb 3 - 4:10 PM

Victor Wanyama has recovered from a leg injury and is pushing for a start against Fulham on Saturday.

Wanyama made the bench in the Saints' midweek match but didn't come into the game. He is pushing for a start against Fulham but is probably not ready for 90 minutes of action. Once he returns to full fitness, he can be a decent bench option as he was averaging almost seven points per game in his last five games before he was injured. He only costs £6.19M at the moment and will probably replace Jack Cork in the starting lineup.
Jan 31 - 1:48 PM

Victor Wanyama has returned to training but will not play a part in Southampton's game against Yeovil this weekend.

Wanyama has missed several weeks with a hairline fracture in his leg. He will most likely return against Arsenal on January 28th but will not be close to full match fitness and is very doubtful to play all 90 minutes. He had improved his fantasy performance in his last five active games and considering his cheap price, he could be a decent bench option for your fantasy squad.
Jan 23 - 8:54 AM

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has been ruled out for this week's game and could face a lengthy absence with a hairline fracture in his leg.

Wanyama suffered the injury during the Saints' midweek game against Aston Villa and was subbed out. There is no time table for his return but he will likely miss more than just this game. Wanyama has been a big part of the Saints run this year and will be missed. Jack Cork will start in his place. Cork didn't play well last game but he attributed his poor play to rustiness. He played well for the Saints last season and fans will expect to see him regain his form as he gets more playing time during Wanyama's absence.
Source: BBC
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Victor Wanyama has four yellow cards on the season and will be suspended for a game if he picks up another one before the end of the calendar year.

Wanyama leads the league in fouls committed and has a history of yellow and red cards at Celtic. His aggressive style of play is one of the main reasons Wanyama is not a fantasy relevant player this year as his fouls and yellow cards have accounted for negative 43 points on the season. If he is booked this weekend, Wanyama will miss the game against Aston Villa next week. His absence would be costly right now because his backup, Jack Cork, is injured.
Source: DailyEcho
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 03:10:00 PM