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Younes Kaboul | Defensemen | #4

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 192

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Younes Kaboul will be assessed after the Sunderland skipper was replaced on 73 minutes during Sundays’ Tyne – Wear derby due to calf tightness.
Hopefully, Kaboul’s withdrawal was more of a precaution - with John O’Shea sitting on the bench - Sam Allardyce was able to replace his captain before he sustained any serious damage. The 30-year-old has a history of muscular related problems – in particular calf – and a serious strain at this stage would almost certainly end his season. Sunderland find themselves locked in a three way survival battle and with crucial games against Norwich, West Brom and Leicester coming up; Allardyce will need his big central defender for the final run-in. Mar 21 - 5:09 PM

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Younes Kaboul is expected to make his return from injury this weekend against West Ham after recovering from hamstring and ankle issues.

After missing nearly two months with a hamstring tear, Kaboul was set to return in Week 25 against Liverpool. But the defender suffered an ankle injury on the day before the Liverpool match in training and missed the next two matches. But Kaboul has been cleared to return and is in contention for the weekend, although he will have to displace Lamine Kone and John O'Shea in the starting lineup. Billy Jones is also set for a return in the next week, which features three matches from injury as he works back from a hip injury that caused him to miss the win over Manchester United in Week 26, in which DeAndre Yedlin filled in at right-back.
Feb 25 - 2:28 PM

Sunderland will continue to be short at center-half after Sam Allardyce confirmed Younes Kaboul has picked up another injury that keep him out for at least the next week.

Kaboul has only played in 13 Premier League matches since arriving from Spurs in the summer. Kaboul missed the last month with a torn hamstring and was all clear to return last weekend against Liverpool before suffering his latest injury to ankle ligaments in training the day before his return to match action. After adding Lamine Kone, the Black Cats loaned out Sebastian Coates knowing that Kaboul would return. However, the club will be left with Wes Brown as its backup center-half. Meanwhile, Billy Jones is a doubt for the weekend after sustaining a hip injury last weekend. If Jones is unable to go, DeAndre Yedlin could work his way back into the starting lineup against Manchester United on Saturday.
Feb 11 - 10:41 AM

The Black Cats were dealt a blow to their festive period setup following the news that Younes Kaboul suffered a hamstring injury in the weekend loss to Chelsea.

Manager Sam Allardyce may have to opt out of his three-man back-line unless Wes Brown or Billy Jones fill in at center-half after revealing Kaboul's injury: "Younes tore his hamstring in the Chelsea match and quite frankly we were a little bit surprised that he managed to carry on until the end. He'll be out for a few weeks now." Allardyce also confirmed Adam Matthews will miss time due to ligament damage in his ankle, but Lee Cattermole has returned to training and has a slight chance for the weekend.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Younes Kaboul will join Ola Toivonen and John O’Shea in the Sunderland treatment room as all three players suffered muscular injuries during Sundays’ Wear-Tyne derby.

Kaboul limped through until the final whistle with a groin issue after Allardyce had already used all three substitutes. Ola Toivonen passed a late test after missing the West Brom defeat because of a groin strain, but the Sweden international aggravated the problem again on the half hour mark. Team mate John O’Shea also pulled up moments earlier clutching his hamstring. The change arguably altered the course of the game as Jermain Defoe was introduced and it was his pass for Steven Fletcher which drew the foul from Coloccini. The Newcastle defender was dismissed and Adam Johnson calmly dispatched the resultant penalty. Sunderland travel to Goodison Park next weekend, and should the injuries prove to be anything more than minor then Allardyce will forced into a new pairing. Wes Brown could partner Seb Coates in the heart of defence.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Younes Kaboul will miss Week 8 with a knee injury.

Kaboul has been ruled out for the Black Cats so Sebastian Coates is expected to start alongside John O'Shea. It doesn't really matter how's playing for Sunderland right now as they're giving up goals left and right and West Ham will have a chance to score many this weekend. Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet should be in play in all formats.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Dick Advocaat has issued a survival rallying call after another defensive horror show at Bournemouth…

‘We’ll stay up’ was Dick Advocaat’s defiant message after their latest defeat at Bournemouth. Not sure how many believe it though. With John O’Shea absent, summer signings Sebastien Coates and Younes Kaboul were reunited in central defence for the first time since the calamitous opening two matches. Seven goals were shipped then and things look no better. Both looked jittery from the first minute and the match was over after nine. That’s ten first-half goals conceded this season. Only one team has conceded more than that in total. Jeremain Lens had a goal disallowed – perhaps harshly – and is doing his best. But it is now nine matches without a win and Sunderland are starting to look rooted at the bottom.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:41:00 AM

After a solid showing in a loss last weekend the Black Cats reverted to extremely poor form as they lost 2-0 to newly promoted Bournemouth.

The damage had largely been done by the time Younes Kaboul had been sent off but going down to ten men underscored the hopelessness of the day for the Black Cats. They did have a good goal from Jeremain Lens disallowed but they conceded to Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie in the loss. The Black Cats are even on points with North East rivals Newcastle at the bottom of the table but are bottom by themselves on goal difference.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Sunderland have targeted Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul after the proposed deal for Zenit St Petersburg defender Nicola Lombaerts collapsed…

Sunderland are looking to add another defender – following the arrival of Sebastien Coates (permanently) and Adam Matthews – but have turned their attentions to Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul. It appeared that Nicolas Lombaerts would be arriving at the Stadium of Light, but Sunderland pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour for as yet unexplained reasons. It could simply be that center-back Kaboul has become available since Spurs signed Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid early this month. Kaboul played just 15 times last season and did not featured at all after November. Sunderland are thought to have offered £3m with Spurs valuing him at £5m. Meanwhile, Argentine Santiago Vergini has joined Getafe on loan.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 07:11:00 AM

Younes Kaboul was everywhere clearing balls, intercepting passes and providing a physical presence as Spurs managed a draw despite enjoying very little possession at the Emirates.

It was Nacer Chadli that got the goal from an Erik Lamela assist (from a terrible Mathieu Flamini error) and Hugo Lloris that provided the highlight reel save but it was Kaboul who kept showing up to blunt Arsenal attacks before they could cause any danger. The site of Kaboul heading a ball away or bodying Danny Welbeck off of a chance seemed to pop up on the screen at every critical juncture during the match.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Younes Kaboul was sent off 25 minutes into Tottenham's match against West Ham United, and Spurs lacked the determination needed to overcome the disadvantage, falling to the Hammers 2-0.

Kaboul was beaten by a streaking Stewart Downing and took the winger down from behind as he was entering the box, forcing referee Phil Dowd to issue the red card. Hugo Lloris made a nice save of the resulting free kick taken by Andy Carroll, but soon after, Harry Kane headed a Carroll attempt into the Spurs net for an own goal. Any hope of a comeback was dashed when another Hammers free kick resulted in a goal as the Spurs wall decided it wanted to let the ball through in a shocking display from Paulinho and Emmanuel Adebayor. Spurs wrap up a disppointing season next weekend when they host Aston Villa.
Sat, May 3, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Tottenham suffered another convincing defeat at the hands of Liverpool, overmatched in every possible way in a 4-0 loss.

It took less than two minutes to set the stage for a shockingly poor display from Spurs, as a low cross from Glen Johnson was deflected in by Younes Kaboul for an own goal. Spurs would then cough up possession time and again, allowing three more Liverpool games before it was over. TO add injury to the insult, Jan Vertonghen left early with a knock and Roberto Soldado was stretchered off late. Spurs have a nice run of games left in the season, but are mow simply in a fight to hold on to a spot in next season's Europa League.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Tottenham have huge defensive problems ahead of the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie against Benfica.

Younes Kaboul is suffering from an unspecified injury and is unlikely to feature, while fellow centre-backs Vlad Chiriches and Michael Dawson are out injured and Jan Vertonghen is suspended. Sandro might have to play as a makeshift centre-back with Zeki Fryers also set to start in defence, while Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton are likely to take up the full-back spots with Kyle Walker also struggling due to an injury. Reports suggest Emmanuel Adebayor will not be risked so Roberto Soldado is set to start alone upfront, as Spurs look to overturn a 3-1 deficit in Portugal.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 06:35:00 AM

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul was upheld. The player’s one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Great news for Tottenham, with Spurs lacking fit central defenders ahead of the home game against rivals Arsenal in Week 30. As mentioned earlier, Kaboul should partner Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence and represents a good filler or bench option, priced below £3million in the Yahoo game.
Source: The FA
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Tottenham will appeal against Younes Kaboul's red card in their 4-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

The decision was harsh and there is a good chance of the one game suspension being removed on appeal. Spurs desperately need Kaboul available this weekend as they are set to host Arsenal without Michael Dawson or Vlad Chiriches due to injury. If rescinded, Kaboul would partner Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence and would represent a good filler option, priced below £3million in the Yahoo game. A decision is excepted within 48 hours.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 06:05:00 AM