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Etienne Capoue | Midfielder | #29

Team: Watford
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 165

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Etienne Capoue has been ruled out for the final match of the season.
Capoue has been one of the finds of the season in the Premier League. Cast aside by Spurs after playing in both holding midfield and central defense in North London, the France international has found new life as a holding midfielder for Watford. He was injured in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace in late April and will apparently not recover in time to feature in Watford's final match. Regardless of who replaces Quique Sanchez Flores next season, Capoue seems like a keeper once he returns to health. May 13 - 3:20 PM

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Quique Sanchez Flores confirmed Etienne Capoue suffered a ‘serious’ injury during the semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace although the precise nature of the problem is not yet known.

Capoue dangled a leg as the marauding Bolasie broke and television replays showed the midfielder taking a smash to the knee which didn’t ‘look good’ according to the match commentators. Following several minutes of treatment, Capoue tried in vain to continue but he dropped to the turf once again before he was eventually stretchered off. The influential 27-year-old – who arrived from Tottenham last summer - will head for a scan on Monday amid fears he sustained ligament damage. If confirmed, the injury will effectively end Capoue’s season and could have implications on his 2016/17 campaign.
Source: WD Sport
Apr 24 - 3:58 PM

Etienne Capoue was forced off during the Hornets' 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend but has recovered and will be available for the trip to the Hawthorns this weekend.

Capoue has been a steady presence for the Hornets and fantasy managers alike. In formats that favor peripheral defensive stats like tackles won, interceptions and blocked shots he has churned out steady weeks that make him a worthy low-end starter in draft/auction formats. He isn't generally a worthwhile option for salary cap and similar formats where all players are available to every owner.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 15 - 11:04 AM

Etienne Capoue has been a rock for Watford this season but he will have to race against time to recover from illness in time to feature at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

A visit to high-flying Spurs will require Watford to be at their best and the potential absence of former Spurs man Capoue or Capoue operating at something less than full health could be a problem. Watford's strategy is based on a sound defense supported by opportunistic attacking and Capoue has been at the center of that. If he is absent or diminished it seems unlikely that the Hornets have the attacking firepower to get anything from a match at the Lane.
Feb 5 - 1:25 PM

Etienne Capoue and Allan Nyom were both strong but they couldn't stem the tide for the entire match and Arsenal eventually earned a hard-fought 3-0 win at Vicarage Road.

It isn't often that defenders are impressive while losing 3-0 at home but Capoue and Nyom appeared to be everywhere as Watford frustrated Arsenal for the first 61 minutes of their contest at Vicarage Road. Arsenal eventually converted their dominance in possession to a 3-0 win. This will be the issue for the Hornets going forward, they defended valiantly but they just didn't have enough going forward to really trouble the second place team in the league. The Hornets only managed a single shot on target and 33% of the possession in the match.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Tottenham have formally announced that Etienne Capoue has joined Watford on what is believed to be a £5million transfer.

Capoue, believed to be part of a package deal between Spurs and Watford that could also include Benjamin Stambouli, should see the field much more at Watford than he did at Spurs. After a high profile move to the North London club as part of the class of summer signings that came in to replace Gareth Bale, playing time failed to materialize. With Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb ascendant in holding midfield roles, Capoue's move was inevitable. As Watford's new record signing, he should be a guaranteed starter.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:46:00 AM

The midfield clear-out at Tottenham looks set to continue with Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli likely to join Premier League new boys Watford.

Capoue is said to be close to agreeing personal terms while negotiations with Stambouli aren’t as advanced but the Hornets are confident of making the Spurs duo their fifth and sixth new signing since promotion to the top flight. Having already seen Paulinho depart for $15 million to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande FC Pochettino looks to be clearing the decks ready for some fresh blood with Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul, Roberto Soldado, Vlad Chiriches and Aaron Lennon all available for transfer. Spurs have been linked with a number of players throughout Europe including Mitrovic [Anderlecht] and former Southampton loanee Toby Alderweireld while deals have already been concluded for Kevin Wimmer [Cologne] and Kieran Trippier [Burnley].
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Sky sources understand that Napoli are in talks with Tottenham over Etienne Capoue.

Capoue arrived in the summer and made a bright start before missing two months of the season with an ankle injury picked up against Arsenal. Since his return there have been reports that his attitude has failed to impress new manager Tim Sherwood and the Frenc midfielder has fallen behind young Nabil Bentaleb in the first team pecking order. Sky report that Napoli Sporting Director Riccardo Bigon is expected in London on Thursday to discuss a £9million move, or failing that, a loan deal until the end of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 07:16:00 AM

Tottenham's France midfielder Etienne Capoue will be out for four weeks after a scan revealed he sprained an ankle in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.

This is far better than first feared, especially as two of the four weeks will be during the international break. Capoue will still be missed, but Sandro is now fit and ready to take his place as the man to break up the oppositions play in midfield.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he has concerns about the fitness of new signing Etienne Capoue after he was carried off with a leg injury in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

This looked like a really bad one and AVB basically admitted it looks like a broken leg. What a huge blow it will be for Tottenham after Capoue had made such an impressive start in his first few appearances for the club. The good news is Sandro is ready to step back in after his return from a long-term knee injury, but it's sad news for the young French midfielder.
Source: Talksport
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 03:53:00 PM

He was relegated to the substitute's bench but despite playing so few minutes Etienne Capoue tied for the lead in passes intercepted this weekend.

Michael Carrick was in position to intercept a LOT of passes against pass-happy Swansea this weekend - he intercepted six over the full match which was among the best in Europe and top of the Premier League charts on the season's opening weekend. The shock co-leader for the week was Etienne Capoue who intercepted the same number despite his brief time on the field. This bodes well for Spurs new acquisition and will lead to a new round of inquiries into why, exactly, Arsenal didn't pursue Capoue to fill their giant hole defensive midfield.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:51:00 PM