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Fabian Delph | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 132

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Manchester City's Fabian Delph is expected to miss England's friendly against France on Tuesday after sustaining yet another injury after just returning from a hamstring problem.
The former Aston Villa captain missed England training this week and has been added to a growing list of England players to succumb to injury. It is too early to tell whether the midfielder will be fit to face Liverpool this weekend, but Delph faces a difficult time unseating Yaya Toure or Fernandinho from their holds in Manchester City's midfield. Nov 17 - 12:02 PM
Source: Daily Mirror

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Manchester City's Fabian Delph made his UEFA Champions League debut on Tuesday after returning from a hamstring injury.

The midfielder came on as a substitute in the 86th minute of City's 3-1 victory against Sevilla after missing the past seven weeks. Delph could make his Premier League return this weekend against the side he once captained in Aston Villa. Expect the 25-year-old to challenge for a starting spot in central midfield in the coming weeks despite City's bulk of midfield talent.
Source: Daily Mail
Nov 5 - 6:27 AM

Fabian Delph could see his nightmare start to the season come to an end in the coming weeks after manager Manuel Pellegrini said he is close to a return to training.

The midfielder has not featured this season for Manchester City after suffering two separate hamstring injuries. At his weekly press conference, Pellegrini confirmed Delph could return to training next week. "Delph maybe one week more he will be working with the squad." The return of Delph will add competition to the center of the pitch for City, with Fernando and Fernandinho already battling to partner with Yaya Toure.
Oct 16 - 12:10 PM

Fabian Delph is almost certain to miss this weekends’ trip to Selhurst Park after picking up an injury while on international duty.

Delph hit the turf just 9-seconds into Englands’ Euro qualifying match against Switzerland at Wembley "He pulled his hamstring. No, [Delph was] not [a concern] at all. He's trained every session, felt good, played in San Marino," said Roy Hodgson post-match. "It was just that burst, that acceleration. He felt it's a definite pull. How serious, a scan will have to show us." Delph is yet to start a PL game for City since his summer move from Aston Villa after suffering a similar problem during a pre-season friendly match in Melbourne, AUS [vs Real Madrid] an injury which kept the midfielder sidelined for a month. Delph joins Bacary Sagna in the treatment room after the French full-back suffered an ankle problem on Monday – both players are being assessed.
Sep 9 - 5:42 AM

Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain is scheduled to meet Kevin De Bruyne’s agent in the next few days as City revive their interest in the Wolfsburg midfielder…

City rivals United have stolen a march in the transfer speculation stakes recently, with rumors of Angel Di Maria heading to PSG and Zlatan ibrahimovic possibly on his way to the PL (oh, please let him come…). Plus, all is quiet on the Paul Pogba front so the focus has shifted back to Belgian Kevin de Bruyne. The player’s agent Patrick De Koster has reportedly travelled to the UK to talk turkey with City’s director of football Txiki Beriristain. City value the player at £40m, but Wolfsburg are believed to be asking closer to £60m. The hamstring injury to latest recruit Fabien Delph – plus City’s deep pockets – might strengthen Wolfsburg’s hand in the negotiations, so the final fee could eclipse the £49m City paid for Raheem Sterling.
Jul 25 - 8:23 AM

Manchester City were put to the sword during a 45 minute masterclass from Real Madrid in Melbourne today. The Galacticos stormed into a 3-nil lead while problems were further compounded as Fabian Delph limped off with an apparent hamstring strain.

Delph lasted a little over 19 minutes of his debut before injury curtailed his afternoon as the £8 million midfielder was stretchered from the field amid fears he could now miss the start of the season. Delph partnered Fernando in a 4-2-3-1 and just moments after his departure Real opening the scoring before adding two more. City were however able to – rather fortuitously – claw a goal back as Yaya Toure converted a penalty in first half added time. Ramos was adjudged to have handled inside the box although replays clearly show differently. Real continued to press throughout the second half as another poor refereeing decision cost Ronaldo a goal but Los Blancos weren’t finished as Cheryshev confidently slotted home the fourth after great work by Isco [final score 4-1].
Source: The Mirror
Jul 24 - 8:04 AM

With Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling on-board transfer talk has gone quiet at the Etihad. Time to start speculating how Man City might set up next season…

The Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph deals have provided the drama of this summer’s transfer window. With Sterling in the role of baddie and Delph providing a suitably shocking twist. The plot surrounding Kevin De Bruyne is a more murky one and everyone is bored of the never ending Paul Pogba franchise. Plus, Man City proudly showcased a dozen or so of their academy products on their pre-season tour of Australia so all business – incoming, anyway - might well be done for the summer. The Manchester Evening News has given fans the chance to name their starting X1 for the coming season and the most popular aggregate team adopts a changed 4-5-1 formation that looks like this: Hart - Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy - Delph, Toure, Fernandinho, Sterling, Silva - Aguero.
Jul 21 - 6:26 AM

Fabian Delph has reversed course for at least the third time in 2015 and is reportedly having a medical at Manchester City ahead of a move to the club.

Delph committed his future to Aston Villa during the 2014-15 season by signing a long-term extension which supporters hailed as a positive step for the club. It was revealed over the summer that the contract had a cheap £8million release clause which Manchester City was prepared to use. That plan seemed foiled until Delph canceled a medical last week stating "I'm not leaving, I'm staying at the football club." Apparently he has changed his mind again putting Aston Villa in a difficult spot with their best two players, Delph and Benteke, likely out the door within days of each other.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 17 - 10:26 AM

Fabian Delph has confirmed for Aston Villa's web site that he will be staying at Villa Park despite widespread rumors of a move to Manchester City.

It doesn't get much plainer than the player himself saying "I'm not leaving. I'm staying at the football club and I can't wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club." to On the heels of the acquisition yesterday of Idrissa Gueye Villa looks like they should have a strong central midfield wheelhouse. One wonders where City will look next to fulfill their homegrown quote for the upcoming season. Milner is gone. Clyne is gone. Trippier is gone. Delph is apparently staying. Arsenal have shown no interest in selling Wilshere or Walcott. There aren't many names left that could actually contribute.
Jul 11 - 1:42 PM

Aston Villa appear to have purchased Fabian Delph's replacement before completing the sale of the England international to Manchester City.

Idrissa Gueye scouting reports certainly read like a Fabian Delph replacement. He plays centrally and as a defensive midfielder and is strong at holding the ball and winning the ball as well as distributing from midfield. With the rumors rampant that City will exercise Delph's release clause as soon as Monday, Villa appear to have taken a proactive step to ensure that they have that spot covered with a similarly young and rising player in Gueye.
Jul 10 - 4:22 PM

Fabian Delph is now strongly linked with Manchester City and SkyBet has him going to the Etihad with odds of 4/7.

Delph will be a great addition to Manchester City's squad as he has shown in the past two season he's a top midfielder in the league. If the move does indeed go through, it will be the first major move by Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa. Selling Delph will give him a solid transfer budget to build his squad to his own liking and try to keep Villa in the Premier League once again. Delph's fantasy value will not change much at Manchester City as he remains a mid-round pick in most leagues.
Source: SkyBet
Jun 25 - 12:59 PM

Rumors have Manchester City set to pursue Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph after their "final" bid for Raheem Sterling was rejected by Liverpool.

Manchester City certainly need to boost their total of home grown players but certainly they aren't going into the transfer window aiming at any England players regardless of position. Replacing Sterling with Delph in their transfer strategy isn't exactly going like-for-like. Making a deal even less likely is the fact that Delph signed an extension at Aston Villa earlier this year. This sounds like brinkmanship in negotiations with Liverpool more so than a serious strategy. City have done crazier things though (see Sagna, Bacary).
Jun 18 - 11:01 AM

Fabian Delph is currently being assessed for a knock he picked up in the FA Cup Final.

Delph picked up a minor knock in the FA Cup Final and missed Thursday's practice ahead of England's friendly against Ireland. He ended up missing the Ireland friendly with the knock but the problem is not supposed to keep him out for long. He should be back healthy soon and was even expected to be fit for today's match, but was not risked as it was not an important game for England. Delph should be solid going forward after a very impressive season in the Premier League this year.
Jun 7 - 2:28 PM

Tim Sherwood says he won't rest players in gameweek 38 ahead of Aston Villa's FA Cup final just six days later.

Aston Villa have avoided relegation so they have nothing to play for in the final week, but Sherwood insists he won't rest players. Six days is plenty of rest for professional players so we would assume he isn't lying to us. Use Aston Villa players in fantasy this weekend with confidence, especially in an easy match against Burnley.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 1:49 PM

Fabian Delph can be a useful fantasy option down the stretch as the midfielder picks up steam ahead of the closing weeks.

Delph has played really well in recent weeks and despite his efforts often not showing up on the stat sheet, he has produced decent fantasy numbers. He has averaged 9.75 Yahoo! fantasy points in the past four weeks and that's enough for him to be considered in plus matchups at a price of £ 10.58 M. It is worth noting that Aston Villa face an off week in week 33, so Delph should only be brought in in leagues that allow for numerous free transfers each week.
Apr 9 - 5:19 PM