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Ron Vlaar | Defensemen

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 174

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Aston Villa lost 2-1 to Stoke City in Tim Sherwood's first Premier League match in charge of Villa.
Scott Sinclair opened up the scoring for Aston Villa early in the first half but goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Victor Moses were enough to give Stoke City the three points. Ron Vlaar was sent off for a second yellow late in the game and will miss Aston Villa's next match. Aston Villa are now in serious relegation trouble as they are in 19th place with 22 points. Tim Sherwood is in for quite a relegation battle. Feb 21 - 12:14 PM

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Defensive linchpin Ron Vlaar should make the matchday squad against Chelsea, but the game could come too soon for him to start.

The towering Dutchman has not featured since limping off with a knee injury 15 minutes into the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace at Villa Park on New Year’s Day. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert said the World Cup star had resumed full training and was nearing a return to first-team action. "He’s trained this week and if he comes through tomorrow he’ll be in the squad," Lambert said during his Chelsea pre-match press conference at Villa Park on Thursday. Scott Sinclair, who joined Villa on loan from Manchester City last week, could make his first start in claret and blue after coming on as a sub in the 5-0 thumping at Arsenal.
Feb 5 - 6:33 PM

Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar will miss four to six week with a meniscus problem.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert stated on Friday that Vlaar has "just a little meniscus thing and it looks like he will be out for between 4/6 weeks". The good news is that Nathan Baker trained on Thursday and will be available alongside Kieran Richardson, who is returning from suspension.
Jan 9 - 5:34 PM

Paul Lambert is sweating on the fitness of his influential Captian and defensive stalwart Ron Vlaar after the Dutch international was forced off within 15 minutes of the game against Crystal Palace at Villa Park.

Vlaar having just returned following a month out – calf strain – has been pivotal for the ‘Clarets & Blues’ recently in a solid defensive unit which has only conceded 3 goals in his 5 appearances which included a draw against Manchester United with ten men. This latest setback is said to be similar to the knee injury he suffered during the World Cup in Brazil which kept Vlaar out for almost a month. However Paul Lambert will be able to call upon the services Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore who have formed an excellent partnership following injuries to Nathan Baker [knee] and Philippe Senderos [calf].
Jan 2 - 4:03 PM

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace couldn't find the back of the net and ended in a 0-0 draw.

We've had six draws today but this was one of the less exciting ones. Both teams missed a few chances, most notably Yannick Bolasie who hit the crossbar and Christian Benteke who missed a golden chance. The clean sheet helps fantasy managers who wisely invested in defenders from this match. Crystal Palace are still in the relegation zone but the point was a valuable as they are now only a point away from West Brom.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 1 - 12:36 PM

Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar might remain on the bench even when he returns to full fitness.

Aston Villa have enjoyed some good form from Jores Okore and Ciaran Clark and manager Paul Lambert won't rush Vlaar back to the starting lineup. With Ron Vlaar possibly leaving in January, we don't blame Lambert for preparing for the future. At the same time, Vlaar playing and showing he is healthy could certainly improve his price on the transfer market.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Ron Vlaar is missing GW13 with a calf issue as he is still dealing with rumors about a transfer.

The rumors about Ron Vlaar are getting stronger and stronger and we may be seeing the defender move to a big club in January. That should make Villa cautious to make sure he doesn't suffer an injury beforehand so we don't expect to see Vlaar out there unless he is at 100%. His value would increase significantly at a bigger club.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Ron Vlaar's agent has started rumors about the defender possibly moving to Manchester United or Arsenal in the near future.

Both clubs would present a very interesting option for the Netherlands defender. Both are big clubs with big aspirations and both are in need of a solid center-back at the moment. Vlaar's contract expires in the summer but Aston Villa could try to move him in January in an attempt to get something in return. Vlaar is a proven defender at the top level and would be a great signing for any club.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar was active in his return to action this weekend and finished with eight fantasy points.

The Villa defender registered two blocked shots, two passes intercepted, and two tackles won. That was decent for someone just returning from injury and Vlaar showed why he is a valid fantasy option even without a clean sheet. He is cheap enough in most formats to where he makes for an excellent choice in plus matchups. Villa just came out of a very rough stretch of matches and their schedule gets easier with QPR, Tottenham, West Ham, Southampton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, and West Brom up next.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Dutch defender Ron Vlaar is closing in on a return to first team action as the Aston Villa skipper looks to step up his recovery from a calf injury during the international break.

Vlaar will miss the upcoming Euro qualifying games against Kazakhstan and Iceland to focus on a return in game week eight when Villa travel to Goodison Park. After a win at Anfield – their third in the opening four games – Villa were sitting pretty in the Premier but a loss to Arsenal at home with a decimated squad [illness] was followed up by tricky set of fixtures against Chelsea and Manchester City which have left the Claret & Blues on the slide. The return of Ron Vlaar will be a major boost with an important set of matches coming up but Paul Lambert will be very aware that he doesn’t rush his captain back too quickly after a history of muscular problems. Nathan Baker could continue to deputise in his absence.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 06:35:00 AM

Ron Vlaar continues to struggle with a calf injury and will miss the weekend match against Manchester City.

Vlaar has now missed a number of games with this injury and Paul Lambert doesn't think he can make it back in time for this weekend. Lambert also mentioned that Vlaar is doing really well and all signs point towards him making a return for Aston Villa's next Premier League game, which is against Everton on October 18th.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Ron Vlaar is a major doubt for Aston Villa's match against Arsenal this weekend.

Vlaar is struggling with a calf injury and likely won't be available when his team faces Arsenal. That's a big blow for Villa as they are a significantly better side with Vlaar involved. When healthy, he provides a level of experience and skill that's among the most consistent in the Premier League. We recommend him for fantasy in plus matchups, but of course he is not to be considered this week due to the injury.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Ron Vlaar is a late-fitness check ahead of Aston Villa's weekend clash against Liverpool.

Ron Vlaar suffered a calf injury last weekend in Villa's clash against Hull City and will have to face a late fitness check ahead of this weekend's match against Liverpool. Vlaar didn't participate in Holland's Euro 2016 Qualifier as he is still recovering from the calf injury. The Netherlands defender only had a short break between the World Cup and the start of the Premier League season and small injuries like this one might be a regular occurrence this season. Keep and eye out for his status if you use him in any fantasy leagues.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Aston Villa escaped their home opener with a point thanks to another clean sheet by Ron Vlaar and company as they finished 0-0 with Newcastle United.

Amazingly, Villa sit on four points after two games having registered a total of ONE shot on target. Today, obviously, they had none. Possession and midfield work was fair, but every time they reached the final third, it was an inaccurate pass here, a shot sailing well into the crowd is clear they are in serious trouble this season in terms of staying in the top flight unless they can find another dynamic player or two to strengthen the attack. Otherwise, they will have to rely heavily on their defense to keep up their end of the bargain.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has made it clear that defender Ron Vlaar is not for sale.

There has been interest for Vlaar after his impressive World Cup performance but the Aston Villa defender has been labeled not for sale. Paul Lambert is under pressure to improve his team's performance and the loss of Vlaar would be huge. Ron Vlaar has a year left on his contract but Lambert is determined to get Vlaar to agree to an extension soon. Vlaar's fantasy value can increase as Villa's defense improves with the return of Jores Okore.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 04:45:00 PM