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Fabian Delph | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 132

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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

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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

Aston Villa added another goalless contest to their season, suffering a 1-0 loss at St. James' Park to Newcastle United.

It is the same old song for the Villans, as their slide in the table continues. With some solid defending earlier in the season, Villa were able to grab points by keeping out the opponent, but that hasn't occurred since New Year's Day. That has resulted in seven straight losses with a total of two goals in the process. Things are not getting any better under Tim Sherwood at the moment. Delph flashed the most promise, but all bets are off from investing here unless you still have Jores Okore stashed for very little in the Yahoo game.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 28 - 12:18 PM

Fabian Delph has been playing well as of late and has produced usable fantasy stats.

Delph had an assist this weekend in Aston Villa's 2-1 loss to Stoke City but has contributed meaningful stats outside of that in the last four weeks. His last four fantasy outputs have been 6, 6, 11, and 12 points respectively and they've come mainly from phantom points that seem very reliable. In good matchups, Delph could be a useful fantasy piece that provides both a good floor and some decent upside.
Feb 22 - 12:27 PM

Fabian Delph has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Aston Villa.

Delph, who made his England debut in September last year, had been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham with the suggestion Villa may look to sell in January rather than lose him for nothing when his previous contract was due to expire at the end of this season. Delph's new contract will keep him at Villa Park until the summer of 2019, much to the delight of head coach Paul Lambert. "When you get someone like Fabian - who might have had the possibility of going elsewhere to pastures new - to have him commit is a massive, massive coup for us. No-one expected it. I think everyone thought Fabian was going to go and we would have to get someone else in. I don't think anyone saw this coming. But it's been something we've been trying to do, as I have always said. It's great for Aston Villa. It's great for Fabian. I think this is a massive, massive step."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 26 - 1:24 AM

Aston Villa held on to secure a 0-0 draw against Sunderland after playing the majority of the second half with 10 men following Fabian Delph's dismissal.

Bore-draw alert! This was a poor match which had just a single shot in target in a forgettable first half. The game improved after Delph was sent off for a late lunge on Jordi Gomez and both sides missed chances including Gomez hitting the post, but a draw was a fair result in the end. Villa remain in 13th while Sunderland sit one place below them, four points above the drop zone.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:13:00 PM