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Youssouf Mulumbu | Midfielder

Team: Norwich City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 168

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Norwich City used goals from Wes Hoolahan and Cameron Jerome to defeat Championship side Brentford, 2-1, but the bigger story is that Youssouf Mulumbu made an early exit with an injury.
No details on the severity or even the exact location of the injury for Mulumbu, but it appeared to be an ankle issue. It happened with just ten minutes remaining in the contest. It would be a major blow to the Canaries should one of their key summer signings need to miss any time. Robbie Brady made his first start for his new club and the XI looked pretty close to what we should expect to see next weekend. The biggest question mark is at striker, where Lewis Grabban started today and through most of a productive preseason while Cameron Jerome, thought to be the preferred option has been working his way in gradually from an injury layoff. Perhaps Grabban has earned a Week 1 start, but with Jerome scoring in a substitute role today, expect the latter to reclaim the job relatively soon. Aug 1 - 12:19 PM

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Premier League new boys are making a bigger stir with their new kit than they are with new signings ahead of the new season…

It must be a source of some frustration for Norwich boss Alex Neil and fans alike that the biggest noise they have so far made this summer is about their new kit. So far just Youssouf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrens have been added to the first-team pool, with offers for strikers Patrick Bamford, Rickie Lambert and center-back Chancel Mbemba all proving fruitless. The protracted deal to prize winger Robbie Brady away from Hull also seems to have stalled over the fee. The outlook hasn’t improved with the launch of their new kit. The traditional yellow and green home shirt attracted criticism for its half and half design. The green with yellow trim away kit was called ‘garish’. And the new yellow and green hooped third kit is a shocker (yes, that’s right, all three kits are yellow and green). Surely this isn’t going to help their recruitment process…
Source: The Mirror
Jul 21 - 5:33 AM

Youssouf Mulumbu has found a home in the Premier League at Norwich after being released by West Brom at the end of last season.

Mulumbu's recent time at West Brom was very much up and down with the shifts in managers. The arrival of Tony Pulis, plus the acquisitions of Craig Gardner and Darren Fletcher, saw his star fade at the Hawthorns. That doesn't mean that Mulumbu doesn't still have a place in the Premier League and a newly promoted side like Norwich who needs experienced hands to try to keep them up without breaking the budget sounds like the perfect landing spot. Mulumbu should be a consistent starter at Norwich and do well in fantasy formats that reward tackles won and passes intercepted. He will be far less interesting in other formats.
Jun 22 - 12:41 PM

Norwich have targeted defensive midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu to link-up with his former West Brom teammate Graham Dorrans.

Dorrans made a big impression while on loan last season, starting 12 matches and scoring three times in the sensational Championship run-in that saw Norwich beaten just twice in their last 19 matches. The move has since been made permanent with Mulumbu seen as an ideal addition to strengthen the midfield. Fans’ favorite Mulumbu made 195 appearances for the Baggies, but just ten last season and has been released by the club. One Norwich player in particular will have memories of Mulumbu’s combative style – Gary O’Neil, then at West Ham, was accused of stamping on Mulumbu’s toes during a match. Which led to Mulumbu kicking the ball at O’Neil at close range and getting a Red Card. He has since apologized via social media, but perhaps should choose a peg at the opposite end of the dressing room.
Jun 12 - 12:59 PM

The club announced that Mulumbu wouldn't be retained for the 2015-16 season.

The club wished Mulumbu and fellow released players Chris Baird and Jason Davidson well in their future endeavors following their releases after the final match of the season. None of the three appeared likely to play a significant role next season as Tony Pulis looks to continue re-shaping the roster to suit his style of play. Mulumbu may find interest from among the newly promoted sides.
May 26 - 10:50 AM

After picking up an injury while at the African Cup of Nations, Youssouf Mulumbu is close to full health and could feature in the Baggies' Week 26 match at Sunderland.

Tony Pulis has a lot of central midfield options to choose from between Craig Gardner, Claudio Yacob, Mulumbu, Darren Fletcher, and James Morrison. Given that the other four are fully fit, it seems unlikely that Pulis will rush Mulumbu back. A bench role in Week 26 and then a battle for playing time with the rest of the group is very much in Mulumbu's future.
Feb 20 - 3:36 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu will have a scan today after the West Brom midfielder was stretchered off during DR Congo's disappointing goalless draw against Cape Verde on Thursday in the African Cup of Nations.

Mulumbu was said to have felt pain in his hamstring and any tear at this stage of the tournament would certainly end his involvement in the competition. This latest setback - his third muscular problem of the season having already missed games in September and December - will be a concern for new baggies boss Tony Pulis who will see Mulumbu as a pivotal part of his side’s chances of Premier League survival. With Georgios Samaras, Sebastian Blanco and Silvestre Varela moving during the window and with the club open to offers for summer signing Brown Ideye all of a sudden the squad is beginning to look a little stretched although there was better news regarding Jonas Olsson [Achilles] who is expected to return to training next.
Jan 23 - 11:22 AM

He certainly ins't the biggest name out there but it wasn't long ago that Mulumbu had a huge phantom point week for the Baggies.

Having recovered from his hamstring issue that kept him out for West Brom's Week 4 capitulation to Everton Youssouf Mulumbu is available again. "Available" doesn't exactly fill you with confidence that he'll be ready to go and a trip to White Hart Lane doesn't scream "pick me" either. If you are in an auction/draft format then you might be very happy to see the Baggies' midfielder enforcer returning to the line-up.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu became the third West Bromich Albion player to pick-up an injury during this international break when the midfielder limped off after just 21 minutes of his country’s home defeat to Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying competition.

Mulumbu joins Ben Foster and Graham Dorrans who have returned to club for further assessment and treatment. Although the severity of his hamstring injury is not yet known the DR Congo captain is now a serious doubt for next weekend’s British Premier League match-up with Everton. However coach Alan Irvine was able to provide a positive update on the injured pair who returned from England and Scotland duty respectively - goalkeeper Foster jarred his thumb but fortunately "There isn’t a lot of swelling or bleeding," a good indicator that the injury is not serious while Dorrans has a bruised heel which should settle down in 3/4 days "I will be surprised if he has still got problems [for game week four]." The trio will be monitored closely over the next 72 hours.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Not ordinarily a fantasy stand-out, Youssouf Mulumbu put up 18 points in the Yahoo format despite only 3 in the game as West Brom got a clean sheet.

It's hard to say how many clean sheets the Baggies will get this year but if Joel Ward All-Star Youssouf Mulumbu continues to put up great phantom point numbers like he did in Week 2, they'll definitely have more than expected. With eight tackles won, six passes intercepted and a blocked shot he got to 18 fantasy points in the Yahoo format despite not getting credit for the clean sheet as a midfielder and not scoring any attacking-related points. Strong effort from the holding midfielder.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Youssef Mulumbu scored in the 82nd minute to give Pepe Mel his first Premier League win and West Brom three critical points as they look to avoid relegation.

Swansea started about as quickly as you can start with a second minute goal. Given West Brom's miserable form you'd expect that might have been all they needed to get the three points and push the Baggies closer to the drop. Shockingly, that was the last goal the Swans would get on the day. Even more surprisingly, first Stephane Sessegnon and then Youssouf Mulumbu scored for traveling Albion to give them the points and give them a little breathing room from 18th place Sunderland who picked up a point from Norwich.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 02:15:00 PM