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Yaya Toure | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 198

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With less than a month of the season remaining Manchester City will be sweating on the fitness of Yaya Toure after the midfielder failed to emerge for the second half against Aston Villa on Saturday after tweaking his hamstring.
Toure was seen stretching his leg following a heavy challenge by Fabian Delph just minutes before half-time and the Ivorian was substituted at the break. However it was his replacement - Fernandinho - who grabbed the winner to earn all 3-points as the game seemed destined for a draw. Post-match Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his withdrawal was injury related "Toure had a hamstring problem so he couldn't play the second half. It is difficult to know today what happened, but it was not a precaution. It was a muscle injury and we will see tomorrow [Sunday] or Monday how bad it is." Typically a minor grade one tear would mean around 2/3 weeks on the sidelines and anything worse would end his campaign. Apr 26 - 11:51 AM
Source: ESPN


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With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool all nipping at City's heels and threatening their claim on a top four spot, Toure's absence comes at a critical time. Ordinarily, West Brom wouldn't be viewed as a threat to the defending champions but after they lost to Burnley last weekend any opponent has to be considered at least a concern. The prognosis for Toure's Achilles injury isn't clear so check back next week for more on when he is expected back.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM

After winning the African Cup of Nations on Sunday Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure will not be considered for the Britannia despite the obvious temptation after another hugely disappointing performance on Saturday.

So Yaya and Bony are still out, but James Milner’s injury time equaliser against Hull should be enough for a start while Jesus Navas is another who will hope to be back – Samir Nasri was poor on his return from injury and Fernando disappointed and got the hook after 45 minutes, so both are at risk of being dropped.
Feb 10 - 8:41 AM

Yaya Toure missed Manchester City’s disappointing draw at the Etihad on Sunday as the Ivorian midfielder was rested as a precaution because of concerns regarding a minor groin problem.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed post-match yesterday that Yaya Toure was missing from Sundays’ match-day squad because of a muscular issue which he felt during the build-up to GW18 at the Hawthorns. However those comments were contradictory to the answer he gave on Boxing Day when questions were asked regarding the early withdrawal of Toure and Silva against West Brom "[both players] are fine and were [substituted] to keep them fresh [for Sunday]." But having seen City lose a two goal lead at the Etihad Pellegrini confirmed Toure would be assessed on Monday because of a niggling groin issue although the rumour mongers will have you believe the manager is trying to save face having rested Toure [four yellow cards] against what would be perceived as weaker opposition to keep him available for the Sunderland game on New Year’s Day.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 07:51:00 AM

Yaya Toure scored from the penalty spot as Manchester City defeated Everton 1-0.

The defending champions started the game off by losing Sergio Aguero in the 5th minute to a knee injury but they kept composed and won this really important match. James Milner was brought down by Phil Jagielka midway through the first half and Yaya Toure finished calmly from the penalty spot. If Aguero misses any time, Toure's fantasy stock goes up due to him inheriting penalty duties. City are now only three points behind Chelsea, who dropped three points at Newcastle earlier today.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Yaya Toure came through in the clutch to score Manchester City's game-winner over Swansea as the Sky Blues desperately try to keep pace with Chelsea in a 2-1 final.

Stevan Jovetic leveled the match in the opening half not long after Swansea took the early lead, as he guided home a Jesus Navas cross but City were not looking like they were in their typical form, with Sergio Aguero having an especially quiet day by his standards. Class would eventually prevail however, and it came just after the hour mark. Fernandinho delivered a slick back heel to a surging Toure, and the Ivorian smashed it home for his second of the year and City would hold on to take the points. With two goals in 12, Yaya is on pace for about 6 or 7 this season, which is right in line with the seasons he had with City prior to last year's MVP performance of 20 goals. In other words, don't go gaga for Yaya yet - it may be another six weeks until we see his heroics again.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Manchester City's Champions League campaign reached crisis point as they were beaten by CSKA Moscow on a desperate night at Etihad Stadium.

This was nothing short of a disgraceful performance from a side that has cost hundreds of millions of pounds to assemble. City fell behind after just two minutes after failing to pick up CSKA's Seydou Doumbia from a set pieces, before Yaya Toure provided the one bright spot of the evening by firing in a superb free-kick to level the scores. However, Doumbia made it 2-1 to the visitors before half-time and things got worse in the second half as City midfielders Fernandinho and Toure were sent off, leaving Manuel Pellegrini's side no chance of getting back in to the game. Last season's Premier League champions are sitting bottom of their group with just two points from four games and with Roma and Bayern Munich left to play they are surely on their way out of the competition.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:06:00 AM

It took 82 minutes, but Manchester City finally broke the deadlock with Aston Villa thanks to a splendid goal by Yaya Toure, and the Sky Blues pocket all the points in a 0-2 final.

And finally, the man who scored 20 goals from midfield as the star of last year title winners, Toure finally opens his account this season. With the match entering its final 10 minutes, it looked like City would never break through, even though they were camped in Villa's final third for the majority of the match. Then, a bit of classic Yaya. Stuttering toward the area, no one was closing down on him, so he decided to let one fly and it curled from outside the target to just inside the post. Sergio Aguero would finally earn a deserved goal late to seal the points, as he and Aleksandar Kolarov were the most dynamic players on the pitch. Toure was not central figure for the majority of the match, so despite the goal, it may be too soon to assume last year's form is returning.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Yaya Toure continues to disappoint as Manchester City drew at home to title rivals Chelsea.

What has happened to Yaya? The midfielder was the driving force behind Manchester City's Premier League success last season, but has managed just three fantasy points in five games as he continues to look a shadow of his former self. Whether Toure is carrying an injury is a question worth asking, because he appears laboured and late when tackling - a problem that has lead to a bunch of negative points due to fouls conceded and yellow cards. Until we see a clear upturn in form you should ignore the Ivory Coast star for fantasy purposes.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:38:00 AM

Yaya Toure was uninspiring for the third week in a row and finished with negative two fantasy points in Manchester City's 1-0 loss to Stoke.

Toure now has negative two points for the season after putting up zeroes in his first two matches. He put up six shots but only one hit the target and he also committed six fouls including a dive that resulted in a yellow card. The midfielder wasn't getting much help from his teammates as the two starting strikers, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic, didn't create much danger for Stoke. Edin Dzeko came in off the bench and gave City a few inspiring moments, so he may be given a start next week.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Nik Argiropoulos is tipping Yaya Toure to break out of his fantasy slump against Stoke in Week 3.

Do not adjust your screens; Yaya has scored two big fat zeroes in a row in the opening two weeks of the season after playing a slightly deeper role in comparison to last season. However, we expect him to get forward more often against Stoke and that usually brings fantasy points. The midfielder is well priced at around the £11million mark in the Yahoo game.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:34:00 AM

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said he wants to stay at the club for "as long as possible".

After numerous summer rumours suggested Yaya Toure was unhappy at City - with his agent Dimitry Seluk suggesting the club had ignored the midfielder's birthday - it appears the nonsense has come to an end. In his latest interview, Toure is quoted as saying "For me I was always quiet and my decision is that I will stay at Manchester City for as long as possible."
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 05:32:00 AM

Ivory Coast Starting XI: Barry, Boka, K Toure, Kalou, Tiote, Gervinho, Drogba (c), Aurier, Y Toure, Serey, Bamba.

Ex-Chelsea star Drogba is brought into the starting lineup as Wilfried Bony has disappointed in the first two matches. Drogba came off the bench in both of Ivory Coast's matches and made a positive difference in both. Him and Toure will try to lead the Ivory Coast to a win in an attempt to make the round of 16.
Source: FIFA
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Yaya Toure played a good match against Colombia but couldn't score nor assist as the Ivory Coast lost 2-1.

Ex-Arsenal player Gervinho scored a brilliant solo effort to bring the Ivory Coast to within one but they couldn't score a second. Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba came on in the second half but couldn't provide the finishing touch they needed. Arsenal target Serge Aurier played another fantastic game delivering crosses and taking on players on the right flank. The right back will be a highly pursued player once the World Cup is over as he's established himself as one of the best right backs around.
Source: FIFA
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Ivory Coast Starting XI: Barry, Boka, Zokora, Tiote, Gervinho, Bony, Gradel, Aurier, Y Toure, Serey, Bamba.

Didier Drogba is once again left on the bench as the Ivory Coast try to progress to the next round of the World Cup. Wilfried Bony starts in his place as we're witnessing a changing of the guard in the Ivory Coast.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:53:00 AM