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Ryan Bertrand | Defensemen

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187

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Ryan Bertrand is unavailable for week 19 due to a clause in his contract preventing him from playing against his parent club.
Bertrand is on loan from Chelsea and cannot face the Blues due to a clause in his contract. The options to replace him at left-back are experienced Toby Alderweireld and youngster Matt Targett. Alderweireld is a lock to play either at left-back or center-back and thus is the better fantasy option. Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:11:00 PM

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Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand had yet another great fantasy week despite Southampton losing 1-0 to Burnley.

Bertrand is now the highest scoring defender in the Yahoo! game. His 11 points this week came without a clean sheet and if you look at his breakdown of points it's easy to see he can contribute without clean sheets. Clean sheets: 42 points. Passes intercepted: 31. Fouls won: 20. Corners won: 18. Tackles won: 18. Continue using him with confidence in any matchup.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Ryan Bertrand can put in another strong performance as Southampton host Sunderland in Week 8.

On-loan from Chelsea, Bertrand has been superb for the Saints and can't be far away from an England call-up. Solid in defence and increasingly impressive linking up with Dusan Tadic down the left flank, the fantasy points are flowing in the Yahoo game, so the 25-year-old deserves to be top of the list of defenders for the match against the Black Cats.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 07:22:00 AM

Ryan Bertrand is happy to be getting regular playing time at Southampton after riding the bench at Chelsea.

Bertrand has been very good this season and has helped Southampton look like a top four squad. He has provided some attacking sparks at times and has been solid in tracking back defensively. With the Saints being better than expected, Bertrand is a very good fantasy option, especially in home matches. The only bad news here is that Bertrand's price has gone up in almost all formats after his solid start to the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Southampton beat QPR 2-1 to continues their superb start under new boss Ronald Koeman.

A rare Ryan Bertrand goal gave Southampton the lead, drilling low beneath Robert Green, before Charlie Austin levelled with a superb volley on the turn to give QPR hope of their first away point of the season. However, within minutes Graziano Pelle had put the Saints back ahead with an even better goal, and they held on for a deserved win. Dusan Tadic was impressive once again, hitting the woodwork twice and grabbing an assist.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Ryan Bertrand could be a wise addition to your Yahoo fantasy defence as Southampton face West Brom in Week 2.

A promising debut from Bertrand for Southampton at Anfield suggests the left-back is ready to come out of the shadows and nail down a permanent first-team spot for the first time in his career. The Saints have a cracking fixture with a potential clean sheet opportunity, so Bertrand is an absolute steal priced below £5million.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:31:00 AM

Southampton have found an immediate replacement for Luke Shaw in the form of a one year loan for Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand for the upcoming season.

In the wake of the mass exodus at Southampton, the Saints are slowly starting to rebuild. They made earlier moves for Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle for the attacking end but with Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovern gone there is an urgent need to address the defense as well. Southampton made their first move in that direction with the loan signing of Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea. On loan at Aston Villa for the second half of last season, the left back wasn't exceptional by any stretch of the imagination but it would have been hard to be exceptional at Villa last season no matter how good you were as a player. Bertrand will likely get first crack at the starting role and be a solid fantasy option when the Saints have favorable match-ups.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:30:00 PM

With their big money move for Alberto Moreno reportedly stalling because Sevilla want it to be an even bigger money move, Liverpool have been linked with Chelsea spare part Ryan Bertrand.

Bertrand, who spent the second half of last season at Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea, finds himself linked with a move to Liverpool. Bertrand wasn't spectacular at Villa last season but it is hard to say how much of that was Bertrand and how much was Villa. With Liverpool struggling at left back last season and their first choice target seemingly too expensive, he would seem an upgrade over the frequently-injured Jose Enrique. Of course this could also just be a leak to let Sevilla know that Liverpool have options if the Spanish club stick to their guns on price. Negotiating in the press can be fun.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Aston Villa was more conservative against Manchester City on Wednesday but it didn't help as the defensive left side was victimized twice by Pablo Zabaleta to effectively decide the match.

Ryan Bertrand has been a Yahoo fantasy favorite in the second half of the season but his real life results won't make any but City supporters today. Pablo Zabaleta was twice played in behind the Villa defense in the middle of the second half and both plays eventually ended in goals for Dzeko. Fantasy managers and Villa supporters will have to hope for more from Bertrand and his mates as they will all presumably be playing for their spots at Villa in what has been a poor season under Paul Lambert who may also face the sack.
Wed, May 7, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Ryan Bertrand started Aston Villa's match against Hull City in midfield instead of his usual left back spot.

Bertrand still gets points if Villa keep a clean sheet even when he plays in midfield but he has a lot more opportunities to get attacking points. Villa are playing well against Hull and if Paul Lambert keeps the same lineup to finish off the season, Bertrand can be a good pick against Tottenham in the final week of the season. Nathan Bakeer, Ron Vlaar, and Ciaran Clark started in the back while Matthew Lowton and Bertrand provided support on the wings when necessary.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Ryan Bertrand is at full fitness ahead of Aston VIlla's match against Norwich on Sunday.

Bertrand was taken out of VIlla's game against Newcastle because he was dealing with a virus. It seems the illness is fully behind him and he's been declared to be fully healthy. Bertrand has been a consistent starter for VIlla but the lack of clean sheets has lead to him only being a mediocre option at best. His price of £ 4.55M makes him an attractive option, but be prepared for a lousy return every once in a while.
Source: Aston Villa
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 01:47:00 PM

Paul Lambert shed light on the substitution of Ryan Bertrand during a pivotal point in Aston Villa's match last weekend against Newcastle United, stating that the fullback was removed because he was suffering from a virus.

It looked a tough break for Bertrand owners as Villa were working toward a clean sheet but the Lions conceded late, and the 1 point output from their right back didn't sting as much as it may have otherwise. One would think with no follow up on the illness in the past 72 hours that the virus is now behind him, but look for confirmation before the deadline that he is good to go. He makes for a potential budget play again with Villa hosting Norwich, though the Canaries will be confident coming off their upset of Spurs, and Villa have done better on the road this season.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Ryan Bertrand will face a late fitness test ahead of Aston Villa's match against Cardiff on Tuesday.

Bertrand came off during Villa's loss to West Ham over the weekend with a rib injury after colliding with a post. He is considered doubtful for tomorrow and could very well miss out. Have a backup ready if you plan on including him in your squad.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Chelsea reserve left back Ryan Bertrand has joined Aston Villa on loan for the remainder of the season.

Paul Lambert needs help all over the pitch and the addition of Ryan Bertrand will definitely bring a solid Premier League-quality defender to a position where Villa are lacking. With a reasonable price tag, Bertrand should be a decent fantasy option when Villa have favorable match-ups.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Liverpool are interested in acquiring left-back Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea.

Bertrand hasn't found a role at Chelsea and Mourinho is playing right-back Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back during Ashley Cole's absence. Liverpool were interested in acquiring the defender during the summer but Chelsea refused the sell at the time. The results could be different this time around as Mourinho is obviously not interested in playing the youngster.
Source: Express
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 07:01:00 PM