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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen | #4

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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Pep Guardiola is becoming increasingly frustrated with Vincent Kompany after the City skipper was forced off after 11 minutes at St James’ Park due to another calf issue.
The injury plagued centre-back was making his second start of the festive programme having just recovered from a similar problem earlier this month. Kompany limped through the opening exchanges before finally succumbing to the injury, a setback which, is likely to force Guardiola to spend during the January window. Guardiola opted to deploy Fernandinho in defence [over Mangala] following an attacking switch which saw Gabriel Jesus enter the fray, a decision probably based on Newcastle’s negative tactics. However, there will be tougher tests ahead, and once the Champions League is back underway, Pep will want to ensure he has adequate cover with his side potentially fighting on four fronts. Having missed out on Virgil van Dijk [Liverpool], Jonny Evans has been touted a potential target with Baggies boss Alan Pardew admitting that he doesn’t know if the club can retain the services of their prize asset. Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:06:00 AM
Source: The Metro

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Pep Guardiola confirmed that Manchester City has a mostly clean bill of health ahead of the busy week.

Minus Benjamin Mendy's long-term knee problem and a recent injury to John Stones, Manchester City will have a full squad for its trip to Huddersfield Town tomorrow, which starts a seven-day period featuring three Premier Leagues—so expect lots of rotation, especially from a Guardiola side full of attacking options. Even Vincent Kompany has remained healthy this month, coming through a start last weekend. Said the manager in his pre-match press conference: "Nothing. Everybody is okay. Yesterday was a day off. Today, I want to see how everyone is. Vincent is ready to play."
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany is on the back end of his recovery.

The Belgian international has not been available since the September international break when he sustained an injury to his troublesome calf. However, after a trip to Barcelona to assess the injury, Guardiola said that Kompany is on track to return in the next two weeks, likely waiting until after the upcoming international break. "Vincent travelled to Barcelona and visited Ramon Cugat to see how his injury is," said Guardiola. It is much better. In the next ten days he will be coming back."
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 11:08:00 PM

Vincent Kompany has been cleared to step up his recovery from a calf injury after visiting world-renowned surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.

The City captain attended the clinic with teammates Benjamin Mendy and Under-23 starlet Brahim Diaz to ensure their recovery is progressing as planned. Media outlet GOAL understands that Kompany was given the green light to rejoin the first-team in training, from as early as next week, with a view to being ready after the international break. City have been the standout team so far, this term, and while Pep’s men have scored a mightily impressive 32 goals from their nine games [10 more than the next best], his side can also point to a defence which has only conceded four times [two of which came in a 7-2 victory over Stoke]. With John Stones and Otamendi forming the bedrock of the team, and Eliaquim Mangala providing cover, Pep can afford to manage his captain carefully over the coming weeks to avoid any setbacks.
Source: Goal.com
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 05:53:00 AM

Manchester City will still be without its captain for the upcoming weekend match against Stoke City.

Despite the expected return of Sergio Aguero on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Vincent Kompany will miss out as he recovers from a calf injury suffered while with Belgium at the end of August. The defender missed all of September due to the persistent problem, although Guardiola confirmed that he is not too far off from a full return. "He is much, much better but still injured. Hopefully, it is the last part. It depends on him when he will come back. He will notify us."
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Manchester City isn't taking any chances with Vincent Kompany set to skip international duty with Belgium.

The Manchester City captain has not had the best of luck when it comes to joining up with Belgium during the international break—the last time resulted in a calf injury that has kept him out for over a month. With Kompany returning to fitness, manager Pep Guardiola said the central defender will not be risked ahead of Belgium's World Cup qualifiers this week: "I spoke to Roberto Martinez [Belgium manager]. He told me he will go there to meet with the Belgium doctors but he is coming back. Of course he cannot play with Belgium."
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 10:51:00 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Vincent Kompany is in line to return this weekend.

The Manchester City captain has missed the club's last four matches after sustaining a calf injury during the last international break. But Kompany is set to be involved against bottom-of-the-tabel Crystal Palace this weekend while midfielder Ilkay Gundogan isn't expected to miss much time after sustaining a knee injury this week. Said Guardiola: "The injury situation is OK. Vinny has come back and we were lucky with Gundogan, so we will see. "It is important to stay fit, avoid injuries - that is the best way. But in the Premier League, every single team can beat the other one."
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Vincent Kompany will not be available for the weekend.

The club captain sustained a calf injury while on international duty with Belgium this week and has been ruled out against Liverpool on Saturday. Said Guardiola: "He played with Belgium against Gibraltar. They won 9-0. He had a little problem in his calf. I think he will not be able for tomorrow. It will be short [his absence]. The next time he will be able to play. I'm sad. I would like him to be fit. He made a huge effort, our physios worked a lot to take care of him, so the last seven, eight, nine games of the season he played without problem for 90 mins." However, Guardiola confirmed that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is fit to make his season debut.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Southampton at the St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany, on just his fifth appearance of the season, sent Pep Guardiola's side on their way to victory at the St. Mary's in the 56th minute, rising to power a header past Fraser Forster. The goal was Kompany's first in the Premier League since August 2015, and proved to be the spark needed to jump start the City attack after a quiet first-half. Leroy Sane was next to strike finishing off a clinical counter attack from inside the box before Sergio Aguero completed the scoring with a close-range header in the 80th minute. The victory moves City into third ahead of Liverpool, who play West Brom on Sunday, and seven points clear of fifth-place Everton and sixth-place Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 03:21:00 PM

The Manchester City back-line is starting to return to a semblance of normalcy with Vincent Kompany leading the defense.

The Manchester City captain has missed much of the past two seasons with various injuries, but Kompany has recently worked his way back into the club's plans. Kompany started and played a full 90 minutes in the loss to Chelsea on Wednesday, and despite taking a knock, has recovered fully for the weekend match against Southampton. Said Guardiola: "After the game against Chelsea he had a little problem in his legs, and we didn’t want to take the risk, but of course the good news is he was able to play 90 minutes in a tough game at Stamford Bridge at a high level."
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 12:43:00 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he will evaluate the status of Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph on a match-to-match basis.

The two injury-prone veterans played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday night, but Guardiola said they will have a fitness test before the weekend match against Hull City to make sure they aren't overworked, given their injury history: "Both of them played good. Fabian was excellent and maybe deserves more minutes than he had. Vincent the problem was he was injured all the time and, of course, he was ready for the last two, three weeks. We have to evaluate it now with them, the physios. Of course, it’s been a long time [since they played], especially Vincent."
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 04:53:00 PM

The beleaguered Manchester City defense will surely welcome the return of Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov this weekend.

Kolarov has missed the last two weeks due to injury while Kompany has been out nearly the same time after suffering a leg injury in training. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed both are fit for Sunday's match against Sunderland. Once again, Kompany will have to start from scratch to build up match fitness and break back into the starting lineup, but Guardiola is positive the captain has come through the last of his injury troubles: "I think it must not be easy for Vincent. I understand completely because what happened in the training session was nothing, it was not serious like before. It is the last process. Yesterday he trained with us, so he is ready to come back."
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany is still on the mend.

The Manchester City captain has missed the last week-and-a-half after suffering a leg injury in training before the club's first FA Cup match against Huddersfield Town. Kompany was expected to return for Wednesday night's replay, a 5-1 win at the Etihad, but Guardiola said the Belgian international still needs some time to recover even though the knock is not considered too serious: "He is much better but not right. Soon - he is in the last part [of his recovery]."
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany will play no part in the club's round of 16 match on Tuesday.

It seems the unlucky captain has picked up another leg injury, which kept him out of the club's scoreless draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend, and now will miss the Sky Blues' Champions League first leg match against Monaco on Tuesday. However, manager Pep Guardiola said he expects Gael Clichy to return to face one of Europe's top-scoring clubs: "Vincent is not ready for tomorrow. I think it won't be longer. Hopefully, for the Huddersfield game he will be ready. More or less the rest are okay. We will see after the session tomorrow. Gael had a problem in his back. He is much, much better. Maybe he will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow we will also decide which goalkeeper will play."
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 03:55:00 PM

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the FA Cup clash with Huddersfield according to Manchester City correspondent for Goal, Sam Lee.

The City captain was expected to start in the fifth-round tie but Lee confirmed via Twitter that Kompany was absent from training on Friday: ‘Kompany didn't train yesterday and won't play today. Unsure of exact extent of injury but told it's not major’. The Belgium stalwart has endured a torrid few years because of injury and his days at the club look to be numbered as his body fails to cope with the physical demands of playing at the highest level. Kompany has been restricted to just 565 Premier League minutes since the beginning of 2016. During which time, the 30-year-old reported six separate muscular injuries, one of which resulted in surgery keeping him out of Euro 2016. A knee ligament injury meant the centre-back was out for almost two months in November, 2016 and with time running out to prove his fitness, Guardiola must be tempted to dip into the transfer market to bolster the Blues defence.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 09:06:00 AM