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Younes Kaboul | Defensemen | #4

Team: Watford
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 192

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Watford will breath a temporary sigh of relief after news this week that Younes Kaboul doesn't require surgery.
The former Spurs and Sunderland defender missed last weekend's match with Manchester City after suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton in Gameweek 4. While initially thought to be serious, doctors revealed that Kaboul will not require surgery, said the club in a statement: "Younès has now had his follow-up ultrasound scan with a specialist that has determined that surgery is not required for his rehabilitation. His rehab work, which will be extensive, has already begun with us at the training ground." Thu, Sep 21, 2017 06:08:00 PM

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Younes Kaboul has returned to the Watford squad ahead of the Hornets' Week 4 trip to St. Mary's and should be eligible for selection.

It has been a challenge at the back for Marco Silva but one he has navigated successfully for three weeks. The Hornets lost both Kaboul and Daryl Janmaat to injury in Week 1 when they were already without Craig Cathcart. With Sebastian Prodl suffering an injury against Wales over the international break the returns of Janmaat and Kaboul will be welcomed at Vicarage Road. Look for Kaboul to get the start unless his fitness isn't close to sufficient to go the ninety minutes.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:38:00 PM

The hamstring injury that Younes Kaboul sufered on Saturday could end his season.

The good news, if there can be any from a season-ending injury, is that Sebastian Prodl, who has himself suffered a number of minor injuries in recent weeks, is ready to return to deputize for Kaboul. West Brom are in better form than are the Hornets but Walter Mazzarri can probably rest assured that it would take a catastrophic collapse by his side along with an exceptional run by multiple clubs below them to threaten relegation.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Younes Kaboul faces yet another late fitness test as he attempts to return from a calf injury to face Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday.

It seems like we've been writing this story over and over for the past few weeks but Younes Kaboul is close to a return but Walter Mazzarri isn't ready to declare him fully fit ahead of Wednesday's match with Manchester City. Given the opposition, even playing without Sergio Aguero, fantasy managers have plenty of reason to be wary of Watford defenders this week. With the added uncertainty of Kaboul's calf, it's pretty safe to assume that he is only worth a start in your starting eleven if you're in a single-ownership format and you're REALLY desperate.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Younes Kaboul faces a late fitness check ahead of Watford's Week 14 trip to the Hawthorns.

With Craig Cathcart already ruled out due to injury and Miguel Britos suspended after picking up a 90th minute red card last weekend, a potential Kaboul absence could leave the Hornets thin along the back line this weekend. Sebastian Prodl will certainly start but it could be a makeshift partnership if Kaboul isn't fit to join him. Christian Kabasele, heavily criticized for taking too long to come on to the pitch for Kaboul last weekend, isn't in the squad which could further complicate things. This could be an opportunity for West Brom to exploit a depleted defense.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:10:00 PM

After missing last weekend with a hamstring complaint, Younes Kaboul could return to Walter Mazzarri's starting eleven with Craig Cathcart and Miguel Britos both uncertain.

Given that the Cherries have struggled to score all season, any news related to defenders potentially starting against them is important. This is even more true given that the Hornets are hosting Eddie Howe's men improving the chances of a clean sheet further. Kaboul, who tends to do well on peripheral statistics like aerial duels won and tackles won when he plays, could be a solid low end/emergency starter in draft/auction formats and even worthy of consideration for salary cap formats based on a potentially low price and the chance of a clean sheet.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Central defensive pairing of Prodl and Kaboul both face late fitness tests ahead of the visit of Manchester United on Sunday after picking up knocks in the 4-2 victory over West Ham last weekend.

The description of the concerns as "knocks" and the fact that they've both had a week to recover makes it a pretty easy conclusion to reach that both players will feature against the Red Devils. Given the opposition, neither should be expected to have exceptional performances but, in the event that you were considering depending on either for fantasy purposes, the fact that their names were mentioned in Walter Mazzarri's press conference is another reason to be cautious.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:44:00 AM

Watford announced the signings of Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul and Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra on Friday.

Kaboul asked to leave Sunderland this week for personal reasons, and now returns to London after a long stint with Tottenham that ended last season. Said Kaboul: "I’m very happy and delighted to be a part of Watford Football Club, and I’m looking forward to the season. Just from outside, I can see it’s a family club, there are some good players here and I’m very confident. The club had a very good season last year, and we need to carry that on to be even better." Kaboul joins on a three-year contract with Pereyra arrives on a five-year deal for a club-record fee.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Sunderland releases a statement on Thursday night confirming the club has accepted a bid for defender Younes Kaboul from Watford.

In the statement, the club said Kaboul asked to leave the club for personal reasons this week and the former Spurs defender will now discuss personal terms with Watford ahead of a return to London. Said Kaboul: "This is not an easy situation for me, but the club and the manager have shown an understanding of my personal circumstances and I am grateful for that. The Sunderland fans have supported me fantastically well since I came to the club, they gave me my passion back and I sincerely thank them for that. I hope they understand that I have made this incredibly difficult decision for me."
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 05:07:00 AM

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.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 02:28:00 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.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 10:41:00 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