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Fabian Delph | Midfielder

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

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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

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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

Fabian Delph was sent off during Aston Villa's match against Sunderland.

Delph committed a challenge that was bound to get him sent off and he's paying for it. Aston Villa are now down to 10 men and will try to contain Sunderland in what is currently a 0-0 match. Delph will serve a three-match ban that begins on New Year's Day.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Fabian Delph was strong in his first start since returning from injury.

Delph came off the bench last week and started this weekend, leading Aston Villa to a point against Manchester United. The midfielder played well and came out with 12 fantasy points. Despite the strong fantasy game, Delph remains an average option at best while still averaging only six fantasy points per game. He is better in real life than in fantasy.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Fabian Delph is expected to return to Aston Villa's lineup tomorrow and may earn a start.

Delph came off the bench last weekend and should have enough fitness to earn a start tomorrow. He is one of Aston Villa's best players and will provide a huge relief to their struggles this season. Despite his fantastic ability, Delph is not always a great fantasy source due to his lack of scoring. We would avoid him in fantasy until he shows he is healthy and can contribute.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 08:37:00 PM

Aston Villa were dealt a major injury blow as their worst fears were realized when they learned Fabian Delph would require surgery to repair the shoulder he damaged in training this week, with initial reports suggesting he won't return until the new year.

There are many intangibles to Delph's game that Villa, and the England national team for that matter, will sorely miss while he is sidelined, so the next couple of months could be a real test for the Lions. On the bright side, they have already cleared the hardest part of their schedule for the first half of the season and have shown enough defensively to make one think they can find points until the new year. Carlos Sanchez projects to slot into Delph's central midfield spot but his fantasy potential is not likely to compare.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is sweating on the fitness of England midfielder Fabian Delph after a freak training injury caused extensive shoulder damage which may require surgery.

Delph returned from international duty unscathed but during his first session back fell awkwardly landing on his shoulder and Lambert is waiting to discover if the player will need an operation to repair the problem. The club are yet to formally confirm the player will miss the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday but any involvement is highly unlikely with a period of rest recommended in the first instance. Summer signing Carlos Sanchez remains on standby for only his second Premier League start. However there was better news with the timely return of Dutch stopper Ron Vlaar who could replace the doubtful Senderos [thigh] with Christian Benteke also pushing for a place in the eleven after impressing over the past two weeks.
Source: Express
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Fabian Delph made his England debut in a 2-0 win over Switzerland.

England started their Euro 2016 Qualification run with a 2-0 win and Delph was a big part of it as he played the entire 90 minutes. The midfielder showed some great passing ability, completing all 26 of his first half passes and finishing the match with a 97% passing accuracy. He did however receive a yellow card, which is quite customary for him (he has 43 yellow cards in 154 career appearances). Delph is a solid midfielder who plays a huge role for Villa but he doesn't provide enough stats to be fantasy relevant. Avoid for now.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Fabian Delph scored a neat goal, flicking the ball through his own legs and past Petr Cech, to give Aston Villa a suprise 1-0 win against league-leading Chelsea.

Chelsea, who had Willian sent off in the 68th minute, began to get over-run in midfield by Villa's younger, fresher legs. Delph won the ball in the middle of the park, and danced through Chelsea, before finishing off a lovely cross in from Marc Albrighton.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph is suspended for Manchester United's visit to Villa Park.

Delph has earned rave reviews, and even some calls for an England call-up, for his performances this season. Paul Lambert could opt for Aleksandar "Shoot on Sight" Tonev, but might be a little more cautious and play Yacouba Sylla against a reeling United side.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:13:00 AM

Aston Villa and Southampton traded blows but it was Fabian Delph who came up with the game winning goal in the 80th minute, and the match ended at 2-3 in favor of Villa.

Villa took leads of 0-1, 1-2, and finally 2-3 to put the Saints away after Southampton kept fighting back. Delph's strike came on a quick counter attack that saw him charging up the field with room around him and he hit a left footed strike with pace from about 25 yards out to hit the top shelf of the net. While the Saints defense is without their #1 keeper, credit has to be given to Villa who continue to outperform expectations while on the road, and lately without the help of Christian Benteke. If Paul Lambert can make a coupe of adjustments and maybe one good transfer in from the upcoming window, it may be enough to take this Lions club from the threat of relegation last year to a solid mid-table side.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:45:00 PM

Fabian Delph is expected to return to Aston Villa's squad after missing the last two games because of illness and knee injury respectively.

Delph has been one of VIlla's best players this season and the injury-riddled squad will be happy to welcome him back. Paul Lambert is hopeful that Antonio Luna and Andreas Weimann will also return for the West Brom game but we won't know for sure until later in the week.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:20:00 PM