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Mousa Dembele | Midfielder

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 154

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Mousa Dembele is expected to be available for game week thirteen when Tottenham entertain local rivals West Ham United at White Hart Lane.
Dembele was a noticeable absentee from the Belgium training ground this week after the 28-year-old picked up a knock during Sundays’ North London derby draw. The in-form Dembele joined up with his international team mates on Tuesday but has been unable to train after feeling discomfort in his calf during the groups’ initial warm-up session. Belgium face Italy tonight but Marc Wilmots remains hopeful that the Tottenham midfielder will be ready to face Spain on Tuesday although no risks will be taken for the friendly match. "We are working on an individual programme with Mousa to get him ready for the game." Dembele has been excellent since his return in October following an ankle ligament injury. Nov 13 - 12:48 PM

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Tottenham created some quality chances but could not find the net against Liverpool, but Mousa Dembele helped keep things level in a 0-0 final at White Hart Lane.

Coming in for the suspended Eric Dier, Dembele did well with his chance, clogging up the middle of the pitch and keeping the likes of Philippe Coutinho from creating too many scoring chances. Spurs were also hurt by injury, with Nacer Chadli forced off early and Kyle Walker later on, but Chadli's replacement, Clinton N'Jie showed some elusiveness and had a couple of quality strikes at goal but both were slightly off target. Harry Kane had another frustrating outing, with two major chances of his own, but both were right at the keeper. The Tottenham defense, usually a weakness in recent history, has been their saving grace in recent weeks. They will be sweating the fitness of some of their midfielders though now that Chadli is possibly set to miss time.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 17 - 9:49 AM

Mousa Dembele and Ryan Mason both have a chance to be in the squad for Tottenham when they take on arch rivals Arsenal in the Capitol One Cup on Wednesday.

While the Capitol One Cup isn't exactly the crown jewel tournament out there, don't tell that to these two sides when they square of Wednesday. The return of both midfielders will be welcome as additional options for Mauricio Pochettino, but given the positive result on Sunday, neither should be rushed back if they are not completely ready to go. As far as league play is concerned, and fantasy managers, only Mason will likely push for a role in the Starting XI for Week 7.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 21 - 8:26 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has declared Mousa Dembele "doubtful" to be ready for selection this weekend when Tottenham travel to the Stadium of Light.

It is a blow for Spurs as their midfield is already without their architect Christian Eriksen for another week. If Dembele fails to make the XI, we should see either Erik Lamela given another chance on the right with Ryan Mason in central midfield, though it does open the door for Heung-min Son to get an immediate starting debut and Pochettino may be anxious to see what he has in his new toy rather than kick the tires on Lamela again. Either way, he needs to give the club its best chance to win their first game of the season, and they need to against a side that looks destined to hover around the bottom of the table all season.

Tottenham expect to know the full extent of the foot injury suffered by Mousa Dembele within 24 hours after the midfielder was taken off against Everton at White Hart Lane.

The exact nature of how the injury occurred still remains unclear although there did appear to be contact on his standing foot after the 28 year-old played a routine pass. On Sunday Dembele tweeted "Let’s hope the injury is not too bad" although his departure – on a stretcher – did not look good. Dembele has started all four PL games this season but his [potential] absence could hand former MK Dons player of the year Dele Alli his opportunity especially given that Erik Lamela is expected to leave within the window. French side Marseille are believed to have secured the services of the Argentine.
Aug 31 - 5:16 PM

Mousa Dembele put an end to his good run of form with a terrible performance against West Ham.

Maurico Pochettino's decision to move Dembele in to the 'number 10' role in Tottenham's previous three matches had paid dividends with the midfielder playing a prominent part in the victories over West Brom and Arsenal, while also scoring against Liverpool, but this good run ended in Week 26. Dembele was dreadfully slow in possession, giving the ball away on numerous occasions - including during the lead up to West Ham's opening goal - and by half-time the manager had seen enough and substituted the Belgian for Christian Eriksen. We must wait to see how much of a set back this performance will be, but for now Dembele is best avoided. Note that Spurs do not play a Premier League fixture in Week 27 due to the Capital One Cup final with Chelsea.
Feb 24 - 9:33 AM

Mousa Dembele is showing signs of life at Tottenham after a frustrating 18 months.

Maurico Pochettino's decision to move Mousa Dembele in to the number ten role over the past three matches has paid dividends with the midfielder playing a prominent part in the victories at West Brom in Week 23 and in the North London derby with Arsenal in Week 24. Dembele was also impressive in defeat at Anfield on Tuesday night as his powerful driving runs with the ball helped launched numerous attacks, and he popped up with a rare goal to make it 2-2 before Mario Balotelli poked in the winner for Liverpool. A few fouls and a yellow card spoiled a potentially productive fantasy score, but if the Belgian is set to play this position long term for Spurs then he becomes a genuine consideration at his £4.7million price tag in the Yahoo format.
Feb 12 - 4:18 AM

Mousa Dembele is back fit for Spurs as they host Fulham this weekend.

Dembele came through a U21 match earlier in the week, and could feature against Fulham, where he made his name in English football. He may have to settle for a place on the bench, however, with Paulinho, Nabil Bentaleb, and surprisingly Nacer Chadli, ahead of him in the pecking order for the two spots in central midfield.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:33:00 AM

Tim Sherwood reports that Mousa Dembele is close to making a comeback ahead of Sunday’s clash with Southampton.

Dembele has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, but could be ready to return to the starting XI as Spurs look to turn around their poor form. Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor are in contention after missing Thursday’s Europa League match at Benfica through injury but Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue and Erik Lamela remain out.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 04:44:00 AM

After being named in the travelling squad, Dembele wasn't available as his long-standing hip injury was too painful for him to play.

Spurs have a ton of depth in central midfield, so while his injury means that Dembele likely can't play more than one match a week, it's not such a big blow to Spurs' ambitions.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Mousa Dembele scored to put Tottenham up 2-0 in their Europa League win over Tromso.

Tottenham regrouped after a 6-0 beating by Manchester City over the weekend and came out with a 2-0 victory. Spurs started slow and the game's first half was uneventful at best. The second half was better as Tromso's Adnan Cauevic deflected a Vlad Chiriches shot for the first goal and Dembele put the game away in the 75th minute. Spurs host Manchester United in a crucial Premier League match this Sunday.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has cited his side's poor record against the Premier League's smaller teams as the reason they missed out on Champions League football.

Dembele appears accurate in his assessment as Tottenham enjoyed a decent record against the Top 4 - beating Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal - but often struggled to break down teams that defend in numbers. Sandro's return from injury will allow Dembele to move back to his advanced midfield role, but Andre Villas-Boas will be looking to add more creativity ahead of the new season.
Wed, May 22, 2013 05:33:00 AM