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Mousa Dembele | Midfielder | #19

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

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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

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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

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
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 08:26:00 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.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:38:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 05:16:00 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.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 09:33:00 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.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 04:18:00 AM