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Emanuele Giaccherini | Midfielder

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 132

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Sunderland's Emmanuele Giaccherini is expected to return after missing time with injury.
Giaccherini impressed during International duty and will be available for selection in a fully healthy Sunderland squad. The Black Cats face a tough match against Tottenham so we wouldn't recommend many of their players this week. Sep 12 - 11:14 PM

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Argentinian international Ricardo Alvarez has completed a season-long loan move to the Stadium of Light.

This is quite a coup for Sunderland, with 26-year-old Alvarez joining the club from Italian giants Inter Milan, where he scored 14 goals in 90 appearances. The skillful midfielder has been capped seven times by Argentina and was part of his country's 2014 World Cup squad. He will add some attacking quality to to the Black Cats' midfield, competing with the likes of Emanuele Giaccherini and Jordi Gomez for a place in the starting XI, and could prove an interesting fantasy asset in the Yahoo game.
Sep 1 - 2:44 PM

Emanuele Giaccherini will return to first team duties after the international break as Sunderland take no risks in his recovery from a muscular injury.

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet confirmed the Italian international will be back to face Tottenham Hotspur on September 13th as the winger continues his recovery from a groin problem. Giaccherini sustained the injury during the clubs final pre-season match against Udinese and Poyet is being particularly cautious about rushing the player back. Typically a grade one tear can side-line a player for between 2/3 weeks but the Blacks Cats manager is not prepared to risk a potential return prior to ensure Giaccherini has fully recovered. Billy Jones is back in full training after missing Saturdays draw at The Hawthorns.
Aug 19 - 7:45 AM

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is hoping to have an almost fully fit squad this weekend when the Black Cats travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday to take on West Bromich Albion.

Only Emanuele Giaccherini has been ruled out of the opener after picking up a minor groin strain last week. The Italian international had performed well over the summer with a string of encouraging performances although Gus Poyet did confirm that the former Juventus midfielder won’t be sidelined for too long after a scan revealed no significant damage; the player is expected to be out for "a few weeks." Slight doubts also remain over full-back Billy Jones (hamstring) but despite a hectic close season the Black Cats boss will be able to call upon the services of Steven Fletcher (ankle), Jozy Altidore (hamstring), Lee Cattermole (calf) and midfielder Liam Bridcutt following their recovery from recent injury.
Aug 13 - 8:32 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini's agent has stated his client wants to remain at Sunderland.

Giaccherini was Paolo Di Canio's biggest signing of last summer but the winger failed to settle in English football and ended up playing a bit-part role as new manager Gus Poyet orchestrated the great escape from relegation. The lack of game time meant the winger missed out on Italy's World Cup squad and many observers expected him to leave for Galatasaray, but his agent insists he wants to remain at Sunderland.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 10 - 5:03 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini has said that he is "happy" at Sunderland and does not plan on leaving at the end of the season.

Giaccherini has not featured for the Black Cats in the Premier League since New Year's Day since losing his spot to Fabio Borini. The midfielder was linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light in January, but insists that he is focused on helping Sunderland avoid relegation. However, it will be interesting to see if this is still the case in the summer should he fail to break back in to the starting XI before the end of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 20 - 11:00 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini believes that new manager Gus Poyet has transformed Sunderland since his arrival last month.

Sunderland have won all three of Poyet's home games against Newcastle, Southampton and Manchester City which has lifted the mood at the Stadium of Light. Giaccherini is a quality player capable of goals and assists and is clearly enjoying the new passing style introduced by the new manager, so he could be a fantasy option to keep an eye on if the Black Cats continue this upward trend.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists that Emanuele Giaccherini remains in his plans, despite being dropped for the victory over Newcastle.

Giaccherini was the only Sunderland midfielder to show any sort of form before the Newcastle game so it was a surprise to see him dropped, but Poyet appears to be sticking with players with Premier League experience for now. It would therefore seem unlikely that the Italian will start against Hull this this weekend, with Seb Larsson and Adam Johnson set to continue on the flanks.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 06:26:00 AM

Former Brighton boss Gus Poyet has been named as Sunderland head coach on a two-year deal.

Poyet replaces Paolo Di Canio and will have one aim - to save Sunderland from relegation. The club sit rock-bottom of the Premier League with just a solitary point and are six points from safety already. After numerous rotten performances under Di Canio things improved under Kevin Ball despite losing to both Liverpool and Manchester United, but Poyet has to turn those performances in to points as quickly as possible. In Emanuele Giaccherini, Steven Fletcher, Seb Larsson, Adam Johnson and Jozy Altidore he has enough quality to turn things around, but he'll need the full backing of the players from the start.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 06:25:00 AM

Sunderland gave their best performance of the season but were still defeated 3-1 by a Liverpool side showing greater quality up front.

There were plenty of signs of encouragement for Sunderland fans, as Emanuele Giaccherini showed his quality, creating plenty of chances for his team mates and scoring a goal himself. Lee Cattermole was also excellent in midfielder, but the team were guilty of missing some fantastic chances (they had 23 attempts on goal) and Craig Gardner also hit the crossbar from a free-kick. The club remains win-less, but this will change soon if they keep up this level of performance.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 04:27:00 AM