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Joe Allen | Midfielder | #4

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 137

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Joe Allen has been a great story after moving to Stoke City but his fantasy value hinges significantly on where he plays on the pitch.
Joe Allen is back from suspension and a date against Burnley at the Britannia looks tantalizing from a fantasy point of view given the Clarets' struggles on the road. That said, Allen's fantasy value has been very much dependent on where Mark Hughes has deployed him on the pitch. When deployed as a "number ten" Allen has been prolific while a role at the base of midfield has meant significantly less interesting production. With Glenn Whelan back in training and reportedly fit, Allen could move back up front. It is only the uncertainty that makes him less than a sure-fire fantasy pick for Week 14. Dec 2 - 1:39 PM
Source: espnfc.com

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Joe Allen will miss the Potters trip to Watford due to suspension.

The Wales international will miss out on Stoke City's trip to Watford after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Week 12. The absence is complicated by Glenn Whelan's potential absence with a calf injury. Gianelli Imbula may be recalled to deputize despite poor performances to date this season.
Source: Espnfc.com
Nov 25 - 3:45 PM

Stoke City picked up their first win of the season thanks to a brace from Joe Allen, as the Potters defeated Sunderland 2-0 on Saturday.

Allen's pair of first-half strikes extended his scoring streak, while the result leaves Sunderland as the lone winless club in the Premier League. Allen's first goal came just eight minute into the match when the Welsh international headed in, from the edge of the six-yard box, a chipped cross from Marko Arnautovic. Allen went on to completed his brace just before half-time with a left-footed volley following Sunderland's failed clearance of Xherdan Shaqiri's corner. The victory for Mark Hughes and his side lifts them out of the relegation zone ahead of their fixture with Hull City next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 15 - 1:31 PM

The hamstring injury that Joe Allen picked up with Wales during the international break may not be healed in time for him to face off with Sunderland in Week 8 action.

Mark Hughes went on record criticizing Wales' approach to Joe Allen's health during the international break. Hughes, as you might imagine, would have preferred that the Potters' new midfielder be treated with kid gloves as the club looks to dig itself out of the huge hole it has dug for itself early in the season. With a bottom-of-the-table scrap with the Black Cats on the cards in Week 8, Hughes will be hoping to have Allen available.
Source: @BenDinnery
Oct 14 - 8:33 AM

Wales will likely have to do without midfielder Joe Allen for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

The Stoke City midfielder was subbed off in the second half of the Dragons' World Cup qualifier against Austria on Thursday—a 2-2 draw that saw Allen score a goal. But manager Chris Coleman said the former Liverpool man will likely miss the weekend and will be assessed ahead of the Potters' next match: "The way it is, we probably won't have Joe. We probably could have gambled to keep him on. He had a twinge in his hamstring. He's with the medical team. [But] we wouldn't gamble with any player. He's Stoke's player and we respect that."
Source: OneFootball
Oct 6 - 6:44 PM

Stoke City survived a barrage of chances created by Manchester United on the day and Joe Allen scored a late equalizer to secure an improbable and crucial point for the Potters in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Stoke still have yet to win a match this season and are still firmly in the relegation zone, but today's result should really give them a shot in the arm. Manchester United were by far the more threatening side, especially in the first half, but Lee Grant came up huge in goal, stopping several quality shot by the Red Devils. United finally opened the scoring in the 69th minute but could not find that second goal to put the game away. Allen came to the rescue in the 82nd minute when a shot came off the bar, leaving United defenders in a state of confusion and the "Welsh Pirlo" pounced on it. Lee Grant deserves Man of the Match, providing a massive upgrade over Shay Given.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 2 - 9:01 AM

Joe Allen faces a race against the clock to be ready for Stoke City's trip to Old Trafford in Week 7.

Tightness in his hamstring has meant that the Wales international has yet to train since his goal-scoring turn against West Brom last weekend. With the Potters languishing in 19th place, Mark Hughes may err on the side of bringing his summer acquisition back sooner rather than later. Hughes' job may well be in danger if the Potters don't pick up their first win of the season soon.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 30 - 11:34 AM

Joe Allen looked to have won the Potters their first match of the season before a late Albion goal forced a draw.

At home against West Brom is the sort of match that Stoke City need three points from. They were almost there but couldn't quite get it over the line. The single point has them firmly in the relegation zone after six matches.
Source: Espnfc.com
Sep 24 - 1:12 PM

Joe Allen has officially moved from Liverpool FC to Stoke City FC for a reported £13 million fee.

The Wales midfielder had an outstanding Euro2016 tournament that reaffirmed (or perhaps created) the value of Allen in the transfer market. Marginalized to varying degrees since his move to Anfield, the feeling is that his ceiling is as a mid-table player. That the slight player arrives at the Potteries, that once boasted one of the roughest and toughest squads in the division, is perhaps the biggest nod yet to the changes that Mark Hughes has instilled at the club. Don't expect a great deal in the way of statistics that show up in the box score but Allen will be a steadying presence linking defense and attack that the Potters have lacked.
Source: @StokeCity
Jul 25 - 5:10 PM

Liverpool's Joe Allen is set to meet with Stoke City manager Mark Hughes about the midfielder's possible transfer to the Potters.

Swansea City were courting Allen in the hopes of getting him to return to his former club but the Jacks were not close enough in matching the money Liverpool were looking for, a valuation that surely rose after Allen's showing in Euro 2016. Stoke, however, are much closer on agreeing terms, willing to bid £13m, just £1m short of the Reds' asking price. Another attractive aspect of this possible move for Allen is to play for Hughes, who himself is a former Welsh international player and manager. Allen also has arguably more talent around him on the pitch with players like Bojan, Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri. This deal looks like it could happen in a few days unless Swansea up their offer.
Source: Telegraph
Jul 25 - 4:25 AM

Both Jurgen Klopp and Joe Allen are anxious to make a decision on the player's future with Liverpool as he begins the final year of his contract.

It looked certain at the start of the summer that the Reds were going to sell Allen but the Welsh midfielder put on an impressive display at Euro 2016, making the situation somewhat fuzzy. Swansea City approached Liverpool with a bid but the Reds appear to have seen Allen's value increased, countering the Swans with a valuation nearly double what the Welsh club were looking to bid. However, Allen is faced with the same situation as last season where playing time looks to be scarce, with Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Emre Can all ahead of him in the defensive midfield pecking order. The Reds also continue to shop for talent in the summer window and it could get very crowded in that area of the pitch. Allen looks best served to move to a new club before the summer ends but Liverpool might need to settle for less than the £15 million they are currently seeking.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 14 - 6:06 AM

Liverpool has rejected an £8 million summer bid for midfielder Joe Allen from Swansea City as the club holds out for more money.

The Reds bought Allen from Swansea City in 2012 for £15 million as the midfielder arrived as a Brendan Rodgers favorite. Rodgers is reportedly looking to bring Allen to Celtic this summer as well with only one year left on his current contract and Liverpool likely to sell. But Liverpool want closer to £12 million for 26-year-old, who has enjoyed a stellar summer as the anchor in Wales' midfield at the European championships after helping the Dragons win the group over England.
Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

Brendan Rodgers is keen on taking Joe Allen north of the border to champions Celtic after working with the Welsh midfielder at Swansea and Liverpool.

Allen is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield but the availability of the 26-year-old has alerted the likes of Swansea, Southampton and Leicester City while Europa League winners Sevilla are also said to be interested. Allen would be a marquee signing for Celtic with Rodgers targeting "quality over quantity" as he aims to take his side to the Champions League proper by easing through the qualifying phase of the competition in July. "It's not about numbers. I need quality over quantity. When you have a level of two or three players that can really lift the group, you find they raise the bar." Allen has started all three of Wales’ Group B games at Euro 2016 helping Chris Coleman's side seal top spot with two wins from their three matches.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 22 - 3:22 PM

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins would like to bring Liverpool's Joe Allen back to play for the Jacks according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool purchased Allen from the Swans back in 2012 for £15m and, with only a year remaining on his contract with the Reds, Jenkins feels he can lure the midfielder back to his home country of Wales for a cut-rate price. It would be a move that Allen should be open to, as he would get much more playing time than he currently does at Anfield. Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are firmly ahead of Allen in the midfield pecking order and, even when Henderson missed time through injury, Lucas was seeing more action than the Welshman. With Jonjo Shelvey's departure over the winter and Leon Britton entering the twilight of his career, Allen looks to be a good fit for the Swans.
Source: Daily Mirror
Jun 11 - 5:19 AM

Chris Coleman has said it would be "reckless" to start Joe Allen, Joe Ledley and Hal Robson-Kanu in Wales Euro opener against Slovakia following their recent injury problems.

All three missed the 3-0 friendly defeat to Sweden last weekend but have been involved in full training during the build up to Saturdays’ match. Allen is managing a niggling knee problem but Coleman believes the Liverpool midfielder is "further down the line in terms of being ready to start a game" while he added. "Joe is integral to how we want to play because he plays in that pivot role for us." Meanwhile, Ledley suffered a fractured fibula in May and has made a remarkable recovery: "He has done so well to get back to where he is. [But] I think it is fair to say you can't really see Joe playing 90 minutes. Can he play a part? Yes." Similarly, Robson-Kanu who hasn’t played for over a month due to an Achilles injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 8 - 7:49 AM