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Stephane Sessegnon | Midfielder

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 159

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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. Mar 4 - 9:55 AM
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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
Feb 20 - 2:51 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.
Jan 27 - 3:12 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

West Bromwich Albion were seconds away from sealing a massive upset defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but referee Andre Marriner made a controversial decision to reward the Blues a penalty, which Eded Hazard converted, and the match ended at 2-2.

Heartbreak for the Baggies as they deserved the three points from this one. After falling behind in the dying seconds of the first half, Shane Long brought the game level with a header in the 60th minute. Eight minutes later, Stephane Sessegnon played a give and go with Liam Ridgewell, and the former found the net to give the Baggies the lead. West Brom were then controlling play but could only come away with the one point. Sessegnon continues to look more and more comfortable as West Brom's playmaker, and is climbing the ranks of midfield prospects in fantasy.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 12:27:00 PM

West Brom and Stephane Sessegnon missed out on a golden opportunity for three points as the attacking midfielder couldn't convert in alone on Asmir Begovic.

In a match that was lacking in attacking opportunities saw the biggest one of the match go begging. Stephane Sessegnon cut through the Stoke defense and was in alone on Begovic but, unlike Aaron Ramsey against Norwich City, couldn't maintain his calm to beat the keeper. It was a strong effort from the Stoke keeper but Sessegnon still should have beaten him and secured the away victory for the Baggies. That miss was the difference between the 12 spot in the table and being eighth ahead of Manchester United after eight weeks.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Stephane Sessegnon opens his account for West Bromwich Albion, scoring the opening goal in the 20th minute, as the Baggies would go on to shred Sunderland 3-0.

The Frenchman didn't take long to make an impact for West Brom, a club that was in desperate need to add some flair and creativity to their side. While there is no reason to doubt future problems off the pitch for the troublesome midfielder, it's currently a clean slate at the Hawthorns and fans are happy to have a player that (for now) can bolster what had been up to now a lackluster attach. Sess is a matchup based consideration going forward.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:50:00 PM

The paperwork related to Stephane Sessegnon's transfer from Sunderland to West Brom has cleared in time for him to face his former club this weekend.

Sessegnon will attempt to inject life into a West Brom attack that has scored only a single goal in four Premier League matches thus far. In addition to making his debut for his new side, Sessegnon will have additional motivation as his debut comes against the club that let him leave. Sessegnon has the talent to be a worthwhile fantasy pick-up but his consistency is maddening to the point that managers abandoned him despite his talent. Hard to see a move to punchless West Brom changing anyone's mind soon.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 08:45:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion have broken their transfer record to sign Stephane Sessegnon on a three-year contract from Premier League rivals Sunderland.

Sessegnon had been linked to a move away from Sunderland all summer and with the club having purchased fourteen players this summer (including a variety of attacking midfielders and forwards) he was deemed surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light. West Brom have got themselves a player who can be a match-winner on his day, but Steve Clarke will need him to settle in quickly, as they sit bottom of the table and remain the only Premier League side without a goal so far this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:56:00 AM

Sunderland have agreed a loan deal for Inter Milan midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic, but fear Everton could make an 11th-hour bid to scupper the move.

Paolo Di Canio has been looking for a playmaker for his midfield and Kuzmanovic is willing to go to Sunderland, but the Daily Express suggest he may be holding out for interest from the Toffees, who will move for the 25-year-old if they lose Marouane Fellaini. Sunderland are also interested in midfielder Michael Bradley from Roma and Swansea midfielder Ki Yeung-Sung as Di Canio looks to conclude the busiest transfer window for an individual club in the history of the Premier League. They will need to sell to buy, so Stephane Sessegnon could be on his way out.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:38:00 AM

Sunderland have completed the signing of Greek winger Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.

Mavrias is only 19-years-old but the attacking midfielder is highly rated in Greece and has already won two caps for the senior national side. With Stephane Sessegnon rumoured to be available for transfer, Sunderland needed to find a replacement and Mavrias' pace, dribbling skills, vision and ability to play on the wing seem to fit the bill. The fee is believed to be in the region of £3million.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Greece international winger Charis Mavrias has arrived on Sunderland for a medical ahead of a £2.5m move.

Mavrias is only 19-years-old but the attacking midfielder is highly rated in Greece and has already won two caps for the senior national side. With Stephane Sessegnon rumoured to be available for transfer, Sunderland needed to find a replacement and Mavrias' pace, dribbling skills, vision and ability to play on the wing seem to fit the bill.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Sunderland are considering selling Stephane Sessegnon, 29, in order to fund the purchase of a playmaker.

This story comes from the Sunderland Echo, who are usually in the know for all things related to the football club. It suggests Paolo Di Canio is desperate to land a powerful playmaker who can pull the strings in midfield, and would be prepared to let Sessegnon leave to raise the funds for such a player. The report also mentions the club are looking for a left-back and winger, but again they need to sell before they can spend any more money.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 05:45:00 AM

Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini from European giants Juventus.

Attacking midfielder Giaccherini has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light for a £6.5million fee, which is a bargain, and will allow home-sick Stephane Sessegnon to leave. Giaccherini is Sunderland's 9th signing of the summer following El Hadji Ba, Vito Mannone, Valentin Roberge, Modibo Diakite, Cabral, Jozy Altidore, Duncan Watmore and David Moberg Karlsson.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 09:49:00 AM