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Claudio Ariel Yacob | Midfielder | #5

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 161

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After recovering from his illness, Claudio Yacob was a substitute in Week 25 while Jake Livermore started again at the base of midfield.
Given the amount of money paid for Livermore and the success he has experienced since Yacob went out with an illness in Week 24, it could well be that Livermore has pushed past Yacob as the starter for Tony Pulis. If you have to make a decision as to which you think is more likely to start in Week 26 against Bournemouth, where another Albion win is a reasonable expectation, then Livermore should be the odds-on favorite. Fri, Feb 24, 2017 02:59:00 PM

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Claudio Yacob was a late scratch for Week 24 with a stomach ailment which has cleared up making him available again for Week 25.

In the Argentine's absence the newly arrived Jake Livermore played well at the base of midfield against Stoke City. The Baggies kept a clean sheet and Livermore nearly provided an insurance goal toward the end of the match. With Yacob now back, Tony Pulis will likely restore him to the starting eleven but the chance that Livermore retains his spot shouldn't be discounted entirely given how much Albion and Pulis paid in a transfer fee to bring the former Spurs man to the Hawthorns. If you have to bet on one or the other then bet on Yacob but it's probably best to take a wait and see position if you have that luxury.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Claudio Yacob will be suspended for the visit of Manchester City for the accumulation of five yellow cards.

Chris Brunt was inserted for Yacob at halftime of the match against Liverpool last weekend but that was with Albion already down two goals and searching for a comeback. It seems likely that Pulis will look to batten down the hatches and go with Craig Gardner as a direct replacement for Yacob against the table-topping Citizens.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 10:46:00 AM

West Brom officially announced that veteran midfielder Claudio Yacob has signed a new two-year contract through the summer of 2018.

Yacob has been a critical part of Tony Pulis' setup in midfield, starting every Premier League match but five for the past year. The Argentine was on the verge of leaving the club before Pulis became manager, and now the Argentine will remain at the Hawthorns for the next two years. Said Yacob: "I'm pleased to sign a new deal with the Club. It wasn't a difficult decision because everyone working at the Club, the fans and the players have all made me feel very comfortable since I've been here. Hopefully I can continue to play in the team. I'm happy."
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 07:16:00 AM

Tony Pulis' tastes have taken a significant step up with new ownership after the news that Albion bid £21 million for Portugal holding midfielder William Carvalho.

Yes, the bid was reportedly rejected but the notion that West Brom would even be bidding in this neighborhood is a bit of a shock. Nothing should be too shocking given the new TV deal but West Brom certainly started out the summer more conservatively than most of their Premier League peers. The rumor certainly didn't imply that the deal was entirely dead meaning a larger bid could land the former Arsenal target.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Claudio Yacob has returned to the squad after being excused to attend to a family issue.

West Brom need all of the defensive help they can get. Tony Pulis has seen his club fall short of the grinding style that he is famous for despite it having worked out fairly well after his arrival last season. Pulis counts on a stout holding midfield to shield his wall of central defenders and having Yacob back will certainly help in that respect. The fact that they're playing struggling Swansea City in Week 18 shouldn't hurt either. Pulis might finally be back among the clean sheets.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:17:00 PM

Claudio Yacob will miss the Week 15 visit of Tottenham due to a suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards.

Yacob picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend against West Ham which will force him to miss out this weekend. With Spurs in fine form the loss of one of their key holding players will make the task just that much harder for Tony Pulis' side this weekend. Expect Craig Gardner, a starter for most of last season, to return to the starting eleven in place of Yacob.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:42:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion have announced that holding midfielder Claudio Yacob has signed a two-year extension at the club.

Yacob and Craig Gardner were the two players who emerged at the base of the West Brom midfield after Tony Pulis took over. With Darren Fletcher playing in front of them and Youssouf Mulumbu having left for Norwich City, retaining Yacob was an important move for the Baggies. He is unlikely to be interesting to many fantasy managers regardless of format but his presence in the line-up will help contribute to clean sheets for Boaz Myhill and the defenders in front of him.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Darren Fletcher is likely to return to the Baggies line-up this weekend following the sending-off of team mate Claudio Yacob for two bookable offences during last Saturdays’ FA Cup defeat to rivals Aston Villa.

The Argentine received his marching orders as the game entered its final phase after a mad five minute spell which saw Yacob receive a yellow card [76] for a pull back on Agbonlahor while a lunge on Bacuna resulted in his second [80] which will result in a two game ban. His absence opens the door for Fletcher who was cup-tied for the trip to Villa Park while Pulis may look to freshen his side following two consecutive losses. Youssouf Mulumbu [hamstring] is back to full fitness and Callum McManaman has overcome a foot problem – Craig Gardner is a risk of dropping out while the fitness of Berahino, Ideye and Morrison will help identify other rotation possibilities.
Source: Daily Star
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Making his first start of the season, Claudio Yacob was shown a red card for jumping in to a tackle on Diego Costa two-footed in the first half.

Remarkably, West Brom didn't concede after the red card was shown to Claudio Yacob but they were already down 2-0 when it happened and they never really sniffed the goal either. Chelsea cruised to an easy home victory up a man and two goals.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Alan Irvine has indicated that holding midfielder Claudio Yacob could be available for transfer if the right offer presents itself.

With Youssouf Mulumbu firmly entrenched as the starting holding midfielder, Yacob's availability may indicate that Irvine intends to play a more aggressive formation than the ones that saw Yacob start 22 league matches last season. With an improved defense anchored by Joleon Lescott and Gareth McAuley Yacob would likely be an expensive squad player for the Baggies. No word on any specific potential bidders but Yacob is said to be "on the radar" of several clubs across Europe.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Claudio Yacob will be missing again for West Brom after he attempted to return from injury last weekend only to come off after 40 minutes.

West Brom's struggles are well documented at this point and it won't be getting any better with the news that Claudio Yacob will miss this weekend's match at Swansea and possibly next weekend's match at Hull City as well. While Yacob isn't a game-changer, these two matches may be season-changers for the Baggies who have a string of relatively weak opponents through March and into early April before Spurs, City, and Arsenal over four weeks later in April. If Pepe Mel's men can't scrape together some points without Yacob over the next couple of weekends then they may well be done.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:16:00 AM

All three Premier League clubs have been linked with longtime PSG player Clement Chantome.

With Fulham having acquired Derek Boateng it seems unlikely they will be a significant player for Chantome but West Brom could certainly use a long-term improvement over Claudio Yacob. Everton's interest in and ability to pay for Chantome is likely tied to the departure of Marouane Fellaini. If Fellaini goes then Chantome would be the sort of player that could replace some of Fellaini's physical play.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:43:00 AM