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Nathan Baker | Defensemen

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 181

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Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has been ruled out for gameweek 13 with a knee injury.
Villa are also missing Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos on the defensive side and that leaves them extremely thin at the position. They were able to scrape by last weekend with Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore starting at center-back, but the duo is not as experienced as Vlaar and Senderos and could prove troublesome this weekend. Aston Villa have an easy matchup against Burnley this week but their defenders are only for the adventurous fantasy manager - consider them high risk, high reward options. Nov 28 - 2:55 PM


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Aston Villa were defeated thoroughly by Everton, 3-0, marking their fourth consecutive loss in the league.

On the bright side, the losses were all against the best clubs in the league and it would be difficult for any side to rack up many points over that stretch. Still, one can't help but feel the culture of losing may take some time to repair as Villa look ahead to a much friendlier schedule. They need Christian Benteke to step up if he is to be the central figure in their attack. He has been either injured or in poor form for a very long time now. Charles N'Zogbia, another potential attacking weapon, did absolutely nothing again and is only hurting the cause. The lack of Fabian Delph did not do them any favors either. To add one more insult, there was an injury. Nathan Baker had to leave in the first half with a knock and may be a doubt for next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 18 - 12:18 PM

Nathan Baker suffered a nasty chest wound from a high Alexander Tettey tackle against Norwich City over the weekend but is expected to be fine.

Baker played through the pain and there has been no reports of his injury being worrisome. He posted a picture of the wound (in the link below) and it certainly looks like it hurt, but we are not worried about Baker's availability going forward.
Mar 3 - 8:52 PM

Nathan Baker is expected to be fine for Aston Villa's next game after recovering from a concussion.

Baker missed the Liverpool match with a concussion he picked up against Arsenal but is expected back for Villa's next game. It will be interesting to see how Villa line up defensively when everyone is healthy with the addition of new signing Ryan Bertrand. With Villa playing West Brom next, Baker could be a good plug in play at a decent price but I would have a reliable backup in case Baker doesn't make the starting lineup.
Jan 20 - 5:07 PM

Nathan Baker will miss the match against Liverpool because he has not yet recovered from the concussion he suffered last week.

Aston Villa are struggling at the position right now and will certainly miss Baker. Ron Vlaar and Ciaran Clark will probably start at center-back and academy defender Janoi Donacien will be the most likely backup.
Jan 16 - 11:57 PM

Villa defender Nathan Baker will not be considered to face Liverpool this weekend.

Baker was concussed last weekend against Arsenal and is "still feeling groggy". Ciaran Clark and Ron Vlaar will pair up at the back for Villa after their experiment last weekend with three center backs.
Jan 16 - 7:53 PM

Nathan Baker was taken out of Villa's game with a head injury that turned out to be a concussion.

The concussion is not considered very serious but Baker could certainly miss out this weekend. If he can't go, Ciaran Clark, Matthew Lowton, and Ron Vlaar will likely all start. Check back later this week to see if there are any updates on his status for the weekend but I would avoid him regardless of the concussion as Villa have a tough matchup against Liverpool this weekend.
Jan 14 - 9:00 PM

Despite reports last week that Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark would be back from injury, Baker still hasn't returned to Villa's squad.

Baker wasn't in Villa's squad yesterday against Rotherham and Physioroom.com reports Baker's return day as September 14th. Jores Okore has started the last two Aston Villa games instead of Ciaran Clark so he might be working his way to a starting job in the Villa backfield. Continue to follow the health and status of Villa's defenders as one of them is going to emerge as the permanent starter soon.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark are both expected to be healthy and fit for Aston Villa's clash against Liverpool this Saturday.

Nathan Baker started the first game of the season but injured his ankle and was replaced by Clark, who ended up starting the second game. It seems like Baker is the first choice and he should start tomorrow, but I wouldn't bet on a Villa defender against Liverpool, especially without knowing 100% that he is back.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker will be out for Villa's game against Chelsea wednesday after injuring his ankle on opening weekend against Arsenal.

Baker shouldn't be out for too long, but he's been ruled out against Chelsea. He will likely be replaced by Ciaran Clark, as he was the one who came on for him during the game on Saturday. Jores Okore could also see action, but it seems he's below Clark on the depth chart right now.
Source: BBC
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Nathan Baker has agreed on a new three year contract with Aston Villa.

Villa have to feel good about signing the 22 year old defender. Baker had 30 appearances last season and was crucial in Villa's defense. Expect more from the youngster this season, who can play centre-back and left back.
Source: ITV
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:21:00 PM