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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 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

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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