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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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Manchester City have been dealt another blow along the back-line as manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed defender Vincent Kompany will need at least two more weeks to recover from a calf injury.
Said Pellegrini: "Kompany has no chance to play this week. He is not running yet and will need at least two weeks more." The captain missed last week's match against Liverpool after withdrawing from international duty and is set to miss this weekend's match with Southampton along with next week following the club's 1-0 loss to Juventus in Champions League play Wednesday. Eliaquim Mangala also missed the match and is doubtful for the weekend, as is Pablo Zabaleta, leaving Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis and Bacary Sagna without cover. Nov 26 - 4:45 AM

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The injury bug is rifling through the Manchester City defense as manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed Pablo Zabaleta and Eliaquim Mangala will miss the club's Champions League match against Juventus on Wednesday.

Zabaleta and Mangala picked up knocks over the weekend while Kompany is still struggling with a calf injury. Pellegrini said it will be tough for Mangala and Kompany to be available for the upcoming match against Southampton on Saturday. Martin Demichelis started alongside Mangala last weekend and could be called back into the starting lineup with Nicolas Otamendi, who returned late from international duty. Wednesday's Champions League encounter will be a good indication of how City lines up this weekend.
Nov 24 - 6:55 PM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been withdrawn from the upcoming friendly internationals as a precaution having arrived for his countries final get together of 2015 with a minor calf problem.

Kompany picked up the injury during the opening minutes of last Sundays’ Premier League game at Villa Park but the City skipper still managed to complete 90 minutes despite Pellegrini having defensive options on the bench. Both Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis were available but the Chilean chose to leave Kompany on even though Villa were lacking any attacking threat; hopefully a sign that injury is only small. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots confirmed the 29-year-old who has been blighted by muscular problems over the past 18-months would be returning to the Etihad Campus for further tests "He has a small strain from his last match with Manchester City and we don’t want to take any risks, certainly not in friendly matches."
Source: Eurosport UK
Nov 13 - 12:08 PM

Vincent Kompany sat out of his countries first training session today raising concerns that the Man City captain may have suffered another injury setback.

Kompany re-joined his international colleagues on Monday as Belgium prepare for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain but reporters on site confirm that the 29-year-old was not involved in Tuesdays’ session. It’s believed that Kompany remained inside for treatment on an injury [which was presumably picked up at Villa Park] although the exact problem – if there is one – and severity aren’t yet known. However, having already qualified for next summers’ European Championships, Belgium will not want to endanger their influential skipper unnecessarily. Kompany himself would be stupid to gamble on his fitness and risk the wrath of Pellegrini in two meaningless games having just returned to the City starting eleven.
Nov 10 - 10:21 AM

Vincent Kompany anchored the City defense and they did their part in keeping a clean sheet in the nil-nil draw.

City will certainly have wanted to get one over on their neighbors and create some distance in the table but it wasn't to be. The United defense that Arsenal shredded before the international break tightened up and stifled City's attack. City can take solace in finishing the week at the top of the table even if they are only there by goal differential.
Oct 25 - 1:28 PM

Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov were both left on the bench for Manchester City's match against Sevilla on Wednesday.

The theory goes that if you're healthy enough for the bench then you should be healthy enough to start. Apparently Manuel Pellegrini saw it differently or he wanted to rest his two most important defenders so far this season with the Manchester Derby coming up on Sunday. City were largely unchanged from their Week 9 Premier League match but neither defender was deemed ready to go the full ninety. Expect them both to be starting when they travel across Manchester at the weekend.
Oct 21 - 3:56 PM

Manchester City was given a defensive boost with the return of Vincent Kompany, who has been cleared for the upcoming week by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The City captain sat out the weekend win against Bournemouth after Pellegrini deemed him not fit enough to return to the starting XI after controversially playing for Belgium in the EURO 2016 qualifier days before. Kompany's return comes at a critical time with Wednesday's Champions League match against Sevilla and the Manchester derby in the coming days. However, either Nicolas Otamendi or Eliaquim Mangala (more likely) will make way in the starting lineup for Kompany.

After the club's 5-1 win against Bournemouth, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expressed his concerns over the fitness of Vincent Kompany for the busy week ahead.

Starting Saturday, City has to face Bournemouth, Sevilla in Champions League and Manchester United in a matter of seven days. "I don't think Vincent was able to play after working just Friday with the team. He played [for Belgium] on Tuesday, recovered on Wednesday and with one day I don't think he was able to play in this game. He's not able to play three games in a week." With Pellegrini already upset over how Belgium handled Kompany's injury, the manager can also expect to be without Sergio Aguero and David Silva for the Manchester derby. But unless Kompany hits a setback, expect the captain to be ready for the weekend.
Source: Daily Mirror
Oct 19 - 6:34 AM

The Manchester City manager fumed at his Friday press conference concerning Belgium's treatment of Kompany, saying the captain may not be ready to return to a starting role for City.

While it remains more likely than not Kompany starts in Week 9, Pellegrini said he wouldn't risk the center-half if he's not fully ready to start. "It’s no problem with Vincent. It was just important for him to work a whole week before playing a game – he couldn’t do it because he played with Belgium so we’ll have to see when he can return to his position for us." With City already missing Aleksandar Kolarov in defense, Kompany's potential absence would mark a huge blow for fantasy owners with a City clean sheet highly plausible.
Oct 16 - 12:26 PM

Vincent Kompany will miss out on Manchester City's match against Newcastle on Saturday.

Kompany is dealing with a calf problem and will not feature for Manchester City. He will join his teammates on international duty next week but is only expected to be there as mental support. He is questionable for week nine, although Manuel Pellegrini hopes the international break will be enough time for him to recover.
Oct 2 - 8:07 PM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has recovered from his calf injury and will be available for the league leaders' trip to White Hart Lane in Week 7.

Kompany has started the season very well after two consecutive sub-par campaigns. One of the reasons he has struggled in recent seasons is a string of minor injuries that have degraded his physical abilities. He seemed to be past those at the start of this season but his calf injury at least casts some doubt as to whether he can sustain his strong form if the injuries return. Keep an eye on the big Belgian as he comes back into the line-up this week after shaking off the calf injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 25 - 9:59 AM

Vincent Kompany, enjoying a great return to form so far this campaign, was forced off early Tuesday after straining a calf muscle. The prognosis is yet to be determined.

The Belgian captain has been off the pace for the better part of two seasons due in some part to a series of nagging injuries. Thus far this season has seen him return to being among the best defenders in the Premier League. That may all have gone horribly wrong on Tuesday at the Etihad with Kompany limping off with a calf strain. It could be minor but City supporters will be worried that it is the return of persistent injury issues that have dogged him for the past 24 months. Nicolas Otamendi came in to replace Kompany and will likely partner Eliaquim Mangala for as long as Kompany is out.
Sep 15 - 8:05 PM

Ominous news for the rest of the Premier League as The Mirror report Man City are on the verge of an £88 million double swoop for Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin de Bruyne…

Not content with maximum points, six unanswered goals and the merciless dismantling of Champions Chelsea. Man City are reportedly about to add Valencia center-back Nicolas Otamendi and long-tracked Wolfsburg play-maker Kevin de Bruyne to their squad. The splash will make it six new faces at the Etihad and put another £88m dent in the finances. It sends out a daunting message to the rest of the PL and also poses the question of who get the game time when everybody is fit and firing. Vincent Kompany has started the season in commanding (and goal scoring form) so Eliaquim Managala looks to be in the immediately firing line, although has done little wrong. And de Bruyne’s talents will add to the embarrassment of attacking midfield riches including Sterling, Navas, Nasri and David Silva. Thinking caps on managers…
Source: The Mirror
Aug 19 - 3:33 AM

Manchester City were ill-prepared defensively today as they conceded four first half goals, three within six minutes of each other, eventually losing to Stuttgart, 4-2.

The down season for Vincent Kompany last season may not be an aberration. He was noticeably shaky in an exchange with Joe Hart and was beaten rather badly on one of the Stuttgart goals. To be fair, they have covered many miles in a short time on their preseason tour, but again, taking last year into consideration, one has to temper expectations with the Sky Blue defense and hope Kompany can find his mojo again. On a positive note, the two City goals in the second half were each supplied by Raheem Sterling, who looks to have no worries in being a major force on his new club straight away.
Aug 1 - 2:00 PM

City captain Vincent Kompany is available again for Week 36 after missing time with a groin injury.

Honestly, Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala have been better as a pairing without Kompany than either has been with him. Despite that, Kompany is almost surely going to be restored to the starting line-up given his role as captain and the upside he still, theoretically, possesses. It will be a telling summer with regards to Kompany as City have to decide how likely it is that he can return to his exceptional best or whether he started his decline a little earlier than most players. With Demichelis aging, City will have to invest again at the back if they decide that Kompany is fading irreversibly.
May 8 - 1:15 PM