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Fabian Delph | Midfielder | #18

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 132

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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. Oct 2 - 4:47 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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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.
Jun 7 - 1:36 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
Apr 8 - 12:28 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

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
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 08:04:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 06:26:00 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
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:26:00 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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:42:00 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.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:22:00 PM