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Fabian Delph | Midfielder

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 132

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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. Oct 17 - 1:38 PM


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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
Oct 16 - 7:16 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.
Sep 9 - 12:12 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
Mar 15 - 4:04 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

Fabian Delph injured his knee in training and missed his second consecutive League match for Aston Villa, the first due to illness.

Manager Paul Lempter expects Delph to be fit to play against West Brom after the international break.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph was ill and missed training on Thursday and Friday before missing out on their match against West Ham.

Delph, and increasingly important player for the Villains, should be fine for their match against Cardiff City next weekend.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Fabian Delph has had a tremendous season for Aston Villa but his fantasy sheet has been consistently average.

Fabian Delph has caught the attention of the media this season with continuous impressive play in the Aston Villa midfield. He has started all eight Villa games and seems to have a strong hold on his starting spot. Delph does the dirty work for Aston Villa and that leads to him being one of the most consistent fantasy players. You won't catch Delph scoring 20 fantasy points, but he has scored between 5 and 8 points every game this season(week 1 he played 2 games, week 3 Villa had an off week). If you like slow and steady, Delph could be an "OK" option at only 9 million pounds.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 03:48:00 PM