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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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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. Oct 4 - 2:26 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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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.
Sep 22 - 5:38 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
Aug 30 - 1:01 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.
Aug 29 - 4:34 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
Jul 30 - 5:32 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
Jun 24 - 3:10 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
Jun 19 - 2:56 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
Jun 19 - 10:53 AM

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

The big news here is Didier Drogba's exclusion from the XI as Swansea City's Wilfried Bony, coming off a terrific season, gets a chance up top against Japan.
Jun 14 - 8:01 PM

Yaya Toure hasn't had a chance to fully train yet and is questionable for Ivory Coast's first World Cup match.

Toure is having trouble getting fit with a thigh injury but remains hopeful he'll be ready in time. Ivory Coast's Lamouchi also stated that Yaya might start or come in as a sub in the first match, so it seems the midfielder is definitely close to being fully fit. We wouldn't use him in fantasy for match 1 but everything after that should be a green light.
Jun 7 - 11:19 AM

Manchester City star Yaya Toure has told France Football that he could not rule out a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain.

This story follows on from the ridiculous report last week regarding Manchester City's treatment of Yaya Toure's birthday celebrations, and the fact the player felt unappreciated. It seemed odd then, with many commentators suggesting the moaning was to force a pay-rise, although his agent Dimitry Seluk stated he was only looking for Toure to be offered a job on City's backroom staff when he finishes playing, and not an increase in contract length or money. Toure mentions both PSG and Barcelona in his latest interview, so something is certainly afoot, and we'll continue to update you throughout the summer.
Source: Sky Sports
May 27 - 8:05 AM

Yaya Toure's agent has reportedly told The Sun that the Ivory Coast midfielder may look to leave Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.

This is a really odd one. Yaya Toure has just sealed a second Premier League title with his club, is on a lucrative long-term contract, and has constantly expressed his happiness at Manchester City. However, his agent Dimitry Seluk has been quoted as suggesting City have not made Toure feel valued nor appreciated, and have treated him with disrespect. His issue seems to be around the fact the club scheduled a party in Abu Dhabi to celebrate City's title triumph at the same time as the midfielder's 31st birthday, and claims the player's unhappiness has nothing to do with money, but "human relationships". The most interesting line of the quotes was Seluk's claim that "this is not about money. In fact, he would take less to return to Barcelona." Is Yaya pining for move back to his former club? Is he looking to force a salary increase from the City hierarchy? Or is he simply upset that nobody wished him a happy birthday? Watch this space ...
Source: Sky Sports
May 20 - 4:20 AM

Yaya Toure left Manchester City's match against Everton with what could be an injury as his team went to the top of the table after a win.

Toure left around the hour mark and seemed to have a slight limp to him as he was walking off. With Aguero leaving injured earlier in the match, this could be a huge blow for City as they try to win their final two games of the season in order to win the Premier League title. We will get a chance to see if Toure is actually injured before we have to make any week 38 decisions since City play their second match of the gameweek on Wednesday. If he misses any time, Javi Garcia or Fernandinho should take his place in the starting XI.
Source: Sky Sports
May 3 - 3:06 PM

Yaya Toure returned from injury to spark Manchester City to a 0-2 win over Crystal Palace, moving them to within three points of table leaders Liverpool with a game still in hand.

In a season where Luis Suarez seems the obvious choice for player of the season, Toure has made a very good case for himself. Four minutes in, he calmly delivered a perfect lob into the area where Edin Dzeko sprinted in and the Bosnian headed it home. Then, just before halftime, Samir Nasri linked up with Toure on a swift counterattack, and the Ivorian, after shrugging off Damien Delaney like a fly, sent a beautiful left footed curler into the top corner of net. TOure now has an astonishing 19 league goals this season to go along with 6 assists and looks to be a must own commodity in fantasy for Man City's upcoming double gameweek.
Apr 27 - 1:11 PM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini had mixed news regarding his injured midfielders ahead of the key clash against Crystal Palace.

The good news for Pellegrini is that Yaya Toure has returned to training after his groin injury and should be fit enough to start against Palace this weekend, replacing Javi Garcia. However, Jesus Navas remains unavailable and David Silva is out again after rolling his ankle against West Brom, which should mean Samir Nasri and James Milner retain their places in the starting XI.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 26 - 4:10 AM