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Stephane Sessegnon | Midfielder | #29

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 165

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West Brom has confirmed that Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe will not have their contracts renewed at the end of the season.
The African duo's current deals are set to expire next month and will now be allowed to look for a free transfer elsewhere. Each of the attackers joined the club in 2013, with Anichebe scoring nine times in 63 appearances. But the Nigerian only featured in 10 Premier League matches this season, mostly as a substitute while Sessegnon made 25 league appearances while recording two goals and two assists. Said manager Tony Pulis at the end of the season: "The two lads worked really hard for me and were as good as gold. Everybody at the club wishes them all the best in their future careers." Thu, May 19, 2016 01:46:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Stephane Sessegnon scored an early screamer past Joe Hart but gave it back in the form of a penalty committed as West Brom dropped a 2-1 decision to Manchester City.

It all started brightly for the Baggies with Stephane Sessegnon freezing Joe Hart and scoring to his near side in the 6th minute. The lead lasted only 13 minutes before Sessegnon committed an ill-advised foul in his own penalty area. Sergio Aguero converted the penalty to level the tie. The Baggies held tight into the second half but couldn't keep Samir Nasri out of the net after Aguero gathered his own rebound and passed to the former France international. The Baggies put significant pressure on late but couldn't find the equalizer.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Stephane Sessegnon will be available again in Week 33 after Tony Pulis decided he had returned too late from international duty to feature last weekend.

Exactly how Sessegnon fits into the squad now that he is available isn't clear. Tony Pulis is missing James Morrison and Chris Brunt from the ranks of players that could be considered creators in midfield. Given that the opposition this weekend is Manchester City, it may well be that Pulis is going to park the bus with central defenders and holding midfielders behind a lone forward or maybe two forwards. Rate Sessegnon as no better than 50/50 to start.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 11:39:00 AM

West Brom host in-form Bournemouth in Week 17 and could have Stephane Sessegnon available for the match after he was unavailable last weekend.

The Baggies are almost entirely healthy heading into the Week 17 match which probably means that Sessegnon will be on the bench. Fantasy managers shouldn't be counting on Sessegnon for anything with James Morrison and Chris Brunt the two midfielders most likely to start and produce points going forward.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Stephane Sessegnon will miss West Brom's Week 16 trip to Anfield after sustaining a hamstring injury against Spurs last weekend.

The attacking midfielder has been more substitute than starter this season so his presence won't be an obvious miss for Tony Pulis and company. His absence will mean that the Baggies will lack one of their attacking options off the bench if, as expected, they are behind late in the match. It could mean that Saido Berahino gets a bigger chance though as he is nearest to Sessegnon in terms of skill sets.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:52:00 PM

West Brom are determined to sign Callum McManaman from Wigan.

The Baggies have been trying to sign the 23-year-old midfielder for some time during the current transfer window and had a second bid of £4 million turned down by the Lancashire club last week. Tony Pulis confirmed that talks were continuing in his press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round victory over local rivals Birmingham. McManaman, a former England U-20 international, has also been the subject of interest from Hull City, having scored five times in 23 appearances for Wigan, who are struggling in the lower reaches of the Championship.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Ex-West Brom manager Alan Irvine confirmed post-match on Sunday that James Morrison and Stephane Sessegnon were replaced during the defeat to Stoke because of injury.

Morrison and Sessegnon have been struggling for a number of weeks with ongoing issues and Irvine felt given the heavy fixture schedule over the Christmas period it would be best to replace his players ahead of the New Year’s Day visit of Manchester United. The move coincided with the second goal of the game moments later – an unfortunate deflection from Mame Biram Diouf which diverted the ball past a hapless Ben Foster effectively killing the game. Growing frustration from the Baggies fans made Alan Irvine’s position untenable and he was sacked 24 hours after the defeat. West Brom may look to approach Tim Sherwood as a potential replacement.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Stephane Sessegnon had his second consecutive strong weekend as he provided assists on both of West Brom's goals in their 3-2 loss at Loftus Road.

Sessegnon re-emerged from an extended period of injury and ineffectiveness last weekend as West Brom managed a rare victory. He tried his best against Queens Park Rangers as he headed on a corner that Joleon Lescott headed home to give Albion an early 1-0 lead. The Baggies' second goal came through Varela who performed a beautiful give and go with Sessegnon at the edge of the box before scoring. Unfortunately, Alan Irvine's men couldn't hold on to the lead as Charlie Austin hit for a hat trick that saw QPR draw even with West Brom in the table.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Stephane Sessegnon collected three shots on target in West Brom's 1-0 win over Aston Villa in Week 16.

Sessegnon is a frustrating player. He has moments when he absolutely sparkles but then he'll disappear for long stretches. He was at his active best in Week 16 firing three shots on target. He didn't get a goal but between the shots on target and winning four fouls, he put up a strong fantasy total for a West Brom team that didn't put up great stats despite winning. The problem is that history tells us that this is the anomaly rather than the start of a trend. Probably best not to overreact to one active match as Sessegnon is just as likely to be on the bench of ninety minutes in Week 17 as he is to repeat the double digit performance.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Craig Gardner isn't a big name but he continues to churn out extremely solid fantasy results as West Brom recover from their early season swoon.

If you had bet on Craig Gardner being among the Baggies' better fantasy midfielders at the beginning of the season you'd probably have been looked at like you were a bit mad. And rightly so. There was very little in his history to indicate that Gardner would start churning out high single digit and low double digit fantasy performances (in the Yahoo format) but that's exactly what he's been doing. Two blocked shots, four interceptions and three tackles were the formula this week and that isn't too much different that what he's generally been producing.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Stephane Sessegnon's long layoff appears to be coming to an end as he and Claudio Yacob return to full training.

Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob are both back in training and should be available for West Brom after the international break. Hovering only a point above the relegation zone with Sunderland having a match in hand, West Brom need all the help they can get. Pepe Mel will welcome the two players back to the fold and likely start them both as soon as Week 29.
Source: @Physioroom
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Stephane Sessegnon, Billy Jones and Jonas Olsson are all back in contention for West Brom in Week 27.

The Baggies need all the help they can get at this point and will be happy to have the injured trio back and available for Week 27 and beyond. This will be Sessegnon's first opportunity to feature under Pepe Mel so it isn't clear how the new manager may choose to use the player. I would bank on Sessegnon coming off the bench initially in an effort to a) bring him along slowly after he was out with an injury that likely caused his conditioning to suffer and b) figure out how he fits with the other attacking pieces. Jones and Olsson are more likely to their starting roles after only brief layoffs.
Source: @Physioroom
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 02:51:00 PM

West Brom's problems continue as Pepe Mel learned that Stephane Sessegnon will be out for another month after minor groin surgery was required.

What was initially thought to be a minor injury has required Stephane Sessegnon to have minor groin surgery (if any surgery there can be considered minor). The recovery will mean that the attacking midfielder will be out for most, if not all of February. With Nicolas Anelka's situation uncertain and Shane Long sold to Hull City, West Brom will have to hope that Victor Anichebe and Saido Berahino can make due.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 03:12:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion did not have an answer to crack the Cardiff City defense and they were held without a goal for the second consecutive match in a 1-0 loss at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Baggies are edging closer to the relegation zone after back to back losses without a goal to Cardiff and Norwich City. Sessegnon has been ice cold over the past few games and his poor form has a tendency to reflect on his club's overall form. Right now they look in desperate need of a playmaker and can hopefully dip into the transfer market for at least an impact loanee, preferably as effective as Romelu Lukaku was for them last season. Steve Clarke needs to do something quick before they drop too many points to low table sides.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Stephane Sessegnon made his way back into the starting XI for West Bromwich Albion after riding the bench midweek but the Baggies could not find the net and fell 0-2.

West Brom did manage to make Norwich City work, peppering shots on target throughout the match, but Canary keeper John Ruddy was fit for the task, making 10 saves. Much like his time at Sunderland, however Sessegnon goes, so does his club. The Baggies hosted two games since Wednesday and came away without a point. They do have some attractive fixtures on the horizon but it is difficult to trust in Sessegnon right now.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 12:12:00 PM