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Joleon Lescott | Defensemen | #6

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 183

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Joleon Lescott's second-half goal served as a monumental moment in the Aston Villa season as the club secured only its second win of the season in a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.
It had been nearly five months since Aston Villa last won a Premier League match, which came on the opening day of the season against Bournemouth. But it was Lescott's 58th-minute header that was fumbled by Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey off a corner kick from Jordan Veretout that proved the difference for the bottom-of-the-table hosts, who now move five points back of 19th-place Sunderland. Lescott also heralded the defense to its first clean sheet since the stunning 0-0 draw with Manchester City in Week 12. With Micah Richards on the bench recovering from an injury and Jack Grealish out, Remi Garde went with the recently-recovered Jores Okore in defense while Libor Kozak received his first Premier League start in more than two years. Jan 12 - 4:57 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards were the two center-backs chosen to start for Aston Villa last week, but Ciaran Clark may break into the squad this time around after Villa conceded three goals last weekend.

Lescott and Richards allowed Leicester City to come back from 2-0 down and win 3-2 last week and that may not go well with Tim Sherwood. Ciaran Clark was great last year for Villa and he may very well come back into the squad in week six. This battle is far from over, and it's hard to trust any of the three center backs in fantasy right now. If you really want a center back from Aston Villa this week, we'd recommend Micah Richards, but we recommend avoiding the situation altogether.
Source: BBC
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 06:48:00 PM

Joleon Lescott didn't survive the Tony Pulis purge and will now join fellow former Citizens Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair at Aston Villa.

There are worse transfer strategies than making bets on high quality fringe England internationals who make moves to big clubs only to see their careers stall. With Richards and Sinclair already present at Villa Park, Lescott makes it three that follow that same storyline. Lescott should be a regular starter for Tim Sherwood as he looks to keep Villa out of the relegation zone.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Joleon Lescott may miss out on West Brom's Week 1 match-up against Manchester City with an undisclosed injury.

The former Everton and Manchester City center back missed training twice over the past week and his availability for Monday is far from certain. With newly arrived James Chester looking to make his debut, we may see a back four of Chester, McAuley, Dawson and Olsson to start the season. The Baggies will be happy that City will be missing some of their key players as well as a Sergio Aguero-led attack could easily overwhelm a Baggies defense without their best defender from last season.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Joleon Lescott's career looked a bit lost heading into the summer but a move to West Brom has re-established him as an above-average Premier League center back and fantasy contributor.

The former Everton man made a big money move to the Etihad and was found wanting and wondering what would come next. After a summer when a lot of clubs were linked with his signature, he moved to West Brom. It started slowly as his body re-adjusted to actually playing competitive football but it has ended well with Lescott featuring at the center of a Tony Pulis defense that has pulled off three consecutive clean sheets. Lescott has been Albion's biggest fantasy contributor over the course of the season in most formats that reward secondary statistics like tackles, blocked shots and passes intercepted. It's hard to imagine he'll be as big a bargain again next season regardless of format.
Thu, May 7, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Sunderland and West Brom played out a drab 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light but the home side will be furious about the referee's decision not to send off Joeleon Lescott in the first half

That decision came after just five minutes. Sunderland striker Danny Graham was through on goal only for Lescott to bring him down as the last defender, but for some reason the Baggies defender was shown only a yellow card. Adam Johnson had a goal ruled out for offside but those were the only incidents of note in a pretty appalling game. Both sides will be reasonably satisfied with a point after their relegation rivals QPR and Aston Villa lost, but both remain in the fight to stay up.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 12:01:00 PM

With the arrival of Tony Pulis, West Brom's defense and Ben Foster are likely to see their fantasy value rise significantly.

Tony Pulis finds a way to coax clean sheets from whatever team he is managing. His style isn't generally conducive to great attacking statistics but you can usually count on holding midfielders, central defenders and the goalkeeper piling up some fairly impressive phantom points as well as wins and clean sheets. It is easy to see a case where Craig Gardner, Youssouf Mulumbu, Joleon Lescott and whichever of Gareth McAuley or Craig Dawson starts regularly start churning out big fantasy performances in leagues that value defending statistics. It is also easy to see Ben Foster's value rising at the same time. It may be until February before the results start to appear but you might want to get in now before the market frenzy starts in single ownership formats.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Joleon Lescott anchored a clean sheet on the road against Hull City and produced a strong fantasy outing.

The fantasy totals of a defense generally tends to look good when they earn a clean sheet but Joleon Lescott was the leader among the Baggies' defenders against Hull City. The former Manchester City and Everton defender scored 15 points in the Yahoo scoring system by adding three interceptions, three tackles won and a blocked shot. A solid effort partnering Gareth McAuley for the first time this season rather than Craig Dawson.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Joleon Lescott made his first start in the Premier League for West Brom to fantastic reviews as the Baggies beat Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane and held them to a single shot on target.

The former England defender was the subject of a bidding war between a variety of mid-table clubs after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester City. It took Lescott until Week 5 to round fully into shape after some knee issues but it appears to have been worth the wait after the defender was exceptional against Spurs. With the spine of the team returning to health the Baggies may become a more difficult proposition that what we saw over the season's first four weeks.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Joleon Lescott looks set to make his West Bromich Albion competitive bow against Everton this weekend after coming through a behind-closed-game unscathed on Tuesday.

Alan Irvine arranged the friendly match against Hull City to help give those not involved with their respective country’s the opportunity to gain some much needed game time following injury and late arrival post-World Cup. Sebastien Blanco and Cristian Gamboa stepped up their return to full fitness while defender Joleon Lescott "performed well," and "looked good," playing himself into contention – providing he has no reaction to his recent knee problem - for the visit of The Toffees. Sebastien Pocognoli (thigh), James Morrison (knee) should return this weekend while Graham Dorrans (heel) and Ben Foster (thumb) are progressing. Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela (both fitness) could fall short while Youssouf Mulumbu (hamstring) is being assessed.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Major transfer acquisition Joleon Lescott is still not ready for action as West Brom travel to Swansea in Week 3.

Apparently sitting on the bench at the Etihad for a couple of seasons makes it hard for 32-year-old knees to re-acclimate to the rigors of Premier League football. Lescott's knee complaint has kept him out of the Baggies' line-up for the first three weeks of the season. Reports indicate that he should be in fine shape to play after the international break.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Joleon Lescott will be out for what would have been his West Brom debut in Week 1 with fluid on his knee but should be back for Week 2 or Week 3 at the latest.

Apparently barely playing a match in a couple of years leaves one open to injury when asked to play again. After being largely unused on the Manchester City bench over the last two seasons he has made his big move to West Brom only to see his knee start to rebel against actual physical activity. Alan Irvine will be hopeful that his prize recruit will be available soon to help anchor what he hopes will be a much-improved defense.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:40:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion are set to sign England international defender Joleon Lescott.

Lescott was allowed to leave Manchester City when his contract expired last month, but he still has a lot to offer and would be a fine free transfer for a mid-table Premier League side. Stoke and Hull had been rumoured to be leading the chase for the defender, but West Brom are now being reported as favourites to seal a deal by BBC Sport. Lescott previously worked with new West Brom head coach Alan Irvine at Everton and is familiar with the club's backroom staff from his time with Wolves.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Hull City appear close to securing a partner for Curtis Davies with the news that Joleon Lescott will soon agree to a deal with the club.

Hull City's season had it's ups and downs. Up - they secured a second season in the Premier League. Down - despite the perception of a strong season they finished just two places and four points above the relegation spots. Up - they secured a spot in the Europa Cup for their second place finish in the FA Cup. Down - they have to stay up while playing Europa Cup matches next season. Adding a defender of Lescott's pedigree will certainly help with the latter task. He may not be up to Manchester City's high standards but he should be well rested and a significant improvement for Hull City assuming this deal goes through.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:42:00 AM

A number of Bundesliga clubs and Middle East teams have joined chase for Joleon Lescott, according to Sky sources.

Lescott found himself as fourth choice behind Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis and Matija Nastasic at Manchester City last season, meaning his game time was limited, featuring just 10 times in the Premier League. A January loan move was rumoured but never occurred, putting an end to any chance of the defender making England's World Cup squad, and both the club and the player allowed his contract to run down, meaning he is now a free agent. At 31 years old Lescott still had a lot to offer and could be a fine free transfer for a non-top four team. Aston Villa, West Ham, and former club Everton have all been linked, as well as Turkish side Besiktas, German outfit Schalke and Al Ain in the UAE.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 06:38:00 AM