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Mousa Dembele | Midfielder | #19

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 181

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Tottenham eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Lane on Sunday but the three-points came at a cost as Spurs were left with Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Harry Kane requiring treatment in the physios room.
Fortunately, for Dier and Dembele their withdrawal was fatigue-related as Mauricio Pochettino confirmed post-match that the pair "got cramps in their hamstrings." Although they could miss the midweek EFL Cup tie against G 6illingham, both are expected to be fine for the trip to the Riverside in week six. However, the news on Harry Kane was not so good with the England international set for further tests today: "I’m disappointed with his injury," said the Spurs boss speaking to Sky Sports. "The image [of the challenge] was a little bit tough, but we need to assess tomorrow. We hope it's not a big issue for us." Kane was stretchered from the field of play and left the stadium on crutches with his ankle in a protective boot. Sep 19 - 7:44 AM

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Serie A side Fiorentina are prepared to let Croatian international midfielder Milan Badelj go to Tottenham but want a figure of around £12m in return.

Badelj, who plays as a holding midfielder, is eager for the move as he is interested both a switch to the Premier League and an opportunity to participate in Champions League. The 27-year-old is in the prime of his career and can challenge to be a regular alongside Eric Dier in a central defensive midfield position. His best attributes are his passing, tackling and interception skills, so he is not much of a fantasy prospect in standard leagues, but he will occasionally have a go at shooting from distance. The absence of Mousa Dembele through suspension at the beginning of the season could give Badelj an opportunity to start straight away should the Croatian make the move to North London.
Source: Express
Jun 16 - 1:47 AM

Mousa Dembele is back in training for the Belgium national team ahead of Euro '16 after overcoming a calf strain.

Dembele was absent for Belgium in their final tune-up against Finland before this summer's tournament but reportedly returned to training the very next day. After an outstanding season for Tottenham, he has a good shot at starting for his country despite a talented player pool at his position. Of course, things did not end well for him after being charged with violent conduct and being slapped with a ban that will carry into next season. That will not prevent him from helping his nation though, as the Belgians open up their tournament a week from Monday against Italy.
Source: HITC Sport
Jun 4 - 5:57 AM

After accepting the charge of violent conduct, Mousa Dembele has been suspended by the FA for the next six games, ending the midfielder's season and carrying into the beginning of next season.

Dembele wanted to appeal for a lesser punishment but he gets a ban that is somewhat predicatable - one that is longer than the typical three match ban but one not as long as the ban Luis Suarez received for biting. So now we know where eye-gouging falls in the punishment spectrum. Dembele will miss Tottenham's final two matches this season and the first four next season. Depending on scheduling with league and cup play, he may only miss the first three league games of 2016/2017. Regardless, it is a major blow for Spurs as the Belgian has been an integral part of the club's success. Ryan Mason figures to fill in for the last two games this season against Southampton and Newcastle.
Source: The FA
May 6 - 11:59 AM

The FA have formally charged both Chelsea and Tottenham with failing to control their players during Monday night's match and Mousa Dembele looks to face an extensive ban for his eye-gouging of Diego Costa.

Both clubs will have fines levied upon them for three separate infractions in which they failed to control their players. These incidents occurred during the 45th and 87th minute of the match as well as a third disruption after the final whistle. The only individual called out in the FA's declaration on their website is Dembele, and they go on to imply that the action he took deserves a heavier penalty than the typical three match ban for violent conduct. There is no reason, in fantasy or reality, to believe that Dembele will step onto the pitch again this season. The question is how much time will he miss at the beginning of next season.
Source: The FA
May 4 - 10:58 AM

Belgium are monitoring Mousa Dembele after the Tottenham midfielder aggravated an ankle injury in training.

Dembele has struggled with a number of niggling problems throughout the 2015/16 campaign and has suffered three separate ankle injuries which includes spending more than a month out with ligament damage. Reports suggest that Dembele did continue to train with the squad despite ankle pain, however, Marc Wilmots with not risk 28-year-old in Tuesdays’ friendly against Portugal if there are any doubts. Dembele has been an integrate part of the Spurs side this season – Tottenham have only lost once (W14, D7) in his twenty-two Premier League starts.
Mar 26 - 4:33 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that both Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele will miss the Europa League second leg clash against Fiorentina at White Hart Lane.

Dembele limped off during Sundays’ FA Cup loss to Crystal Palace because of a minor groin problem. The midfielder is expected to be sidelined for up-to two weeks making him a doubt for north London derby in ten days. Kane, on the other hand, is recovering from a broken nose and will be rested as a precaution – the striker should be ready to face Swansea on Sunday wearing a protective mask. However, Hugo Lloris (shoulder) and Eric Lamela (illness) will return to the squad although Tom Carroll (Achilles) remains a major doubt.
Source: Ham and High
Feb 24 - 8:55 AM

Tottenham suffered a tough loss at the hands of Crystal Palace which eliminated them from the FA Cup and Mousa Dembele picked up a groin injury in the process.

It was a frustrating exit from the FA CUp for Spurs, who had several chances to score, most noticeably from Dele Alli who had a header cleared off the line and another shot that caromed off both posts. Meanwhile, the lone Palace goal that would win the match came in the final seconds of the first half and from an unlikely source in Martin Kelly, who had not scored a competitive goal in over four years. Dembele was replaced by Christian Eriksen to begin the second half, suggesting that the move was somewhat precautionary and not a major injury. Still, it puts Dembele's involvement in the second leg Europa tie with Fiorentina in question and until we get closer to next weekend, remains a Week 27 doubt against Swansea City.
Source: IB Times
Feb 22 - 11:13 AM

Mousa Dembele will be assessed after limping off towards the end of the comfortable Boxing Day victory over Norwich City at White Hart Lane.

Dembele was playing his second game since recovering from a similar problem earlier this month. The midfielder was caught on the ankle and the big Belgium has emerged as an early doubt for the game at Vicarage Road. "It’s a knock on the same ankle but we hope it’s not a big issue," Pochettino said. "We’ll assess tomorrow and see if he is ready for Monday." Nacer Chadli and Nabil Bentaleb are ready to step if required.
Source: London 24
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Mauricio Pochettino stated that Mousa Dembele still needs to be assessed to determine the midfielder's availability when Tottenham play Southampton tomorrow.

Reports earlier in the week had the Belgian in line to be available again for Week 17, but it appears the issue with his foot is lingering. Last week, Dele Alli was pushed up in the central attacking role and had one of his lesser performances. If Dembele cannot go and Ryan Mason ruled out, Pochettino will have to decide whether to try the same recipe, which saw Tom Carroll partner Eric Dier in the double pivot, or go for a more attack-minded midfield that perhaps moves Christian Erisken back centrally and offering the likes of Nacer Chadli or Heung-min Son a chance to start opposite Erik Lamela out wide.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 07:04:00 AM

Mousa Dembele has returned to full training for Tottenham and is expected to be available for selection this weekend when Spurs travel to Southampton.

Dembele picked up a foot problem that caused him to miss last weekend's loss to Newcastle United. His absence paved the way for a first league start for Tom Carroll. Carroll will most certainly return to a substitution role if Dembele is ready to go, though with the poor result against the Magpies, Mauricio Pochettino may want to make a change or two to the XI. Still. if you own Dembele in fantasy, there is reason to be optimistic as he cannot be blamed for the lackluster performance that saw the club lose for the first time since Matchday One.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Mousa Dembele has been ruled out for tomorrow's match as Tottenham host Newcastle United.

Dembele picked up an illness earlier in the week which kept him out of the Europa League squad on Thursday. Apparently it is more than just a 48 hour or so bug as he will now miss out on Sunday as well. Spurs have a couple of options to fill the void. Dele Alli can take his role in the hole, allowing perhaps Nabil Bentaleb a start alongside Eric Dier in the double pivot. If Mauricio Pochettino wants a more attacking side, he could elect to play Alli deeper and allow one of Heung-min Son or Nacer Chadli to lineup with Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in the attacking three. Considering Chadli and Bentaleb have both just returned from injury, it may give Son the edge to start.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Mauricio Pochettino indicated in his press conference ahead of Tottenham's Europa League clash with AS Monaco that Mousa Dembele is "sick" and Harry Kane may be rested.

Tottenham have already punched their ticket out of group stage and will be playing European ball when the calendar turns, so it is likely that Dembele would be given a chance to sit this upcoming game out if he so much as had the sniffles. He will very likely be available for selection when Spurs host Newcastle United this weekend. When asked about a rest for Kane, the manager replied "maybe", but the betting man would have to draw a logical conclusion that these rare moments when the outcome of a match is rather meaningless, Pochettino must view sitting his star striker, who plays virtually every minute, as a no-brainer.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:25:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:48:00 PM

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
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 09:49:00 AM