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Fabian Delph | Midfielder | #18

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 132

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Fabian Delph will miss this weekend’s Carabao Cup final following his dismissal at the DW Stadium.
The Citizens suffered only their third defeat of the season – all competitions – in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday night as League One promotion hopefuls Wigan overcame the odds to book their place in the quarters-finals. City dominated possession throughout, even after they went down to 10 men, but failed to create any clear-cut chances. Delph received a straight red for a tackle on Max Power which will keep him out of the next three domestic matches. "It was an unnecessary action and the referee decided what he decided," fumed Guardiola after the game. "I'm not here to judge. It can be a red. We have to learn." The defeat extinguishes any hope of completing the quadruple while Pep will need to consider his options at left-back with Benjamin Mendy [ACL knee] still on the sidelines. Danilo is best placed deputise. Feb 20 - 11:50 AM

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Manchester City may have to jump into action in the transfer window with an injury to full-back Fabian Delph.

The knee injury, which saw him leave the club's loss to Liverpool over the weekend, is set to rule Delph out for the next few weeks, at the very least. With Benjamin Mendy also injured, that leaves Danilo and Kyle Walker as the club's only healthy full-backs. At least for manager Pep Guardiola, Vincent Kompany looks to be on the mend. Said Guardiola: "He [Delph] will be out for a while but we don’t know how long for yet. [Vincent is] much better. We don’t know right now [if he will be fit to face Newcastle] but hopefully for the next games, he will be ready. We decided to start the season with just one full-back. We knew about the problem with Delph but in this kind of situation, we will see the reaction of the players, as it may not be their natural position [they are required to play in]."
Jan 19 - 2:41 PM

Manchester City players reported for a post-match debrief on Monday - having lost for the first time domestically this season - and the news on Fabian Delph was much better than initially feared.

The makeshift left-back was pictured leaving Anfield on crutches with his knee in a brace on Sunday due to a suspected ligament problem. Delph endured a torrid opening half hour, before he was forced off through injury having twisted awkwardly making a challenge. "He will be out, I think, for a while," Pep Guardiola said. "I don’t know if it will be a lot of time but he will be out for a while. It is his knee, he turned his knee." However, respected City correspondent for Goal – Sam Lee – understands the injury may not be as bad as first feared with Delph expected to be missing for around two weeks due to a muscle strain. With Benjamin Mendy out until at least April, former Real Madrid defender Danilo will deputise at full-back.
Jan 15 - 6:15 PM

Manchester City defenders Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph will face fitness tests ahead of Sunday's match.

The duo missed the club's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk with Delph suffering from illness while Kompany sustained an unspecified injury in the warmup of the midweek match. While manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that David Silva will return to face Manchester United, Kompany and Delph will have to prove their fitness on Saturday: "Kompany before the game against Shakhtar felt something and was not comfortable, and that’s why he could not play. He knows his body better than anyone. He felt something and couldn’t play against Donetsk. I wanted him to play to get rhythm before Old Trafford. Tomorrow we will know if he can play. [Fabian] Delph was sick, he vomited and had a fever and that’s why he couldn’t play."
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:41:00 PM

England manager Gareth Southgate has dismissed any suggestion of a ‘Club versus Country’ row as "nonsense" ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

The injury ravaged Three Lions squad has seen several high-profile withdrawals this week, but Southgate insists he was "absolutely" satisfied that all the players were genuinely injured. "Harry Kane and Harry Winks were scanned, our medical department reviewed, and there is no way they're available for our two games. Spurs might risk them for the Arsenal game, that's a different matter." The pair were quickly joined by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson [thigh] while Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph returned to the Etihad Campus to have respective back and calf injuries assessed. Pep Guardiola will be hoping neither injury is too serious, and in particular Delph, who has been providing cover for long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy in recent weeks. Pochettino on the other hand has already confirmed Harry Kane will be available for the north London derby at Arsenal after the international break.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 05:41:00 AM

Fabian Delph has been forced to withdraw from the England squad after sustaining an unspecified muscular strain during Saturdays 1-0 win over Chelsea.

The Manchester City midfielder was set to win his first cap in more than two years in this week’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but following an assessment at St George’s Park on Monday, it was recommended that Delph returned to his club for further treatment. While the precise nature of his injury has not been disclosed, some reports suggest it is hamstring related, although there has been no indication on whether he will be fit when the Premier League resumes on October 14. In his absence, Gareth Southgate has called up 21-year-old Harry Winks who has only recently recovered from the ankle ligament injury which ended his 2016/17 campaign prematurely. The Three Lions face Slovenia on Thursday knowing that a win will guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Manchester City are willing to sell Fabian Delph this summer and will listen to offers in the region of £12m.

The former Aston Villa midfielder has struggled to nail down a place in the City starting XI since arriving at the Etihad two-years ago. Injuries have restricted Delph to nothing more than a bit part role this season - just two league starts - and with an abundance of talent at his disposal, Pep Guardiola is willing to let the former England international leave as part of a big clear. Tony Pulis is said to be keen on the 27-year-old to fill the void left by captain Darren Fletcher, but West Bromwich Albion face stiff competition from Stoke City and Newcastle United. One potential stumbling block however, would be the players wages, with Delph earning close to £90,000 per week.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Manchester City kept their steadily fading top-four hopes intact with a dominant 3-1 win against Hull City at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola has been under constant pressure during the Sky Blues' four-match winless streak in the Premier League, which ended with their first league win in more than a month. City was gifted an own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady in the 31st minute to give it a 1-0 halftime lead. Then it was Aguero who doubled the lead in the 48th after connecting on a brilliant back-post cross from Raheem Sterling for his 10th goal in his last 10 appearances. Sterling then set up a scintillating long-range effort from Fabian Delph, who has earned a spot in Guardiola's midfield since returning from injury. Claudio Bravo also got a call into the starting lineup, but it may not last long after ruining the clea sheet with a poor effort in the 88th.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 12:28:00 PM

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Fabian Delph will not travel with the squad to the Stadium of Light tomorrow after picking up a groin injury in training.

The Manchester City midfielder only ever had an outside chance of making the European Championships, but this latest setback means Delph will not be considered for the 23-man squad when the final list is submitted on May 31. However, the door hasn’t been completely slammed shut on the injury plagued 26-year-old who will remain on the standby list as his injury is not thought to be long-term: "If I needed him and wanted him to come with us, it's easy for me to call him and ask him to do so," revealed the Three Lions manager speaking ahead of the friendly against Australia. Hodgson also confirmed that Daniel Sturridge has not trained with the group, although the specifics of his problem remain unknown - Marcus Rashford "is going to play a serious part in the game."
Source: Sportinglife
Thu, May 26, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Aleksandar Kolarov has been passed fit for the trip to the Stadium of Light but Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he won’t risk Fabian Delph ahead of a busy fixture period.

"Delph has a small problem from the last game," Pellegrini mused. "It’s just a kick in his calf - it’s not serious." The former Villa midfielder should recover in time for the top-of-the-table clash with Leicester City this weekend. Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony are all ruled out but could be available within the next 7-14 days. Kevin de Bruyne joins Samir Nasri as a long-term absentee after damaging knee and ankle ligaments during the Capital One Cup win over Everton last Wednesday.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 06:10:00 AM

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.
Source: Daily Mirror
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 12:02:00 PM

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
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 06:27:00 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.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:10:00 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.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 05:42:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 08:23:00 AM