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Jussi Jaaskelainen | Goalkeeper | #22

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (43) / 4/19/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 179

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Jussi Jaaskelainen has been released by West Ham United.
Jaaskelainen was the Hammers backup goalkeeper this season but age has caught up with him and this is likely the end of his career. He just recently turned 40 in April and is highly unlikely to be picked up by another Premier League team. There are rumors he might be picked up by a lower league team but he is probably not fit for a starting role at this time. Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:21:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Jaaskelainen was demoted to a backup goalkeeper role midway through the season as new signing Adrian established himself as the club's number one keeper. Adrian is a young goalkeeper with a bright future so there is no doubt that Jaaskelainen will feature as a backup next season. Jussi is 39 years old and his years as a starting goalkeeper in this league seem to be over.
Source: BBC
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 07:37:00 PM

West Ham has been rotating their two goalkeepers in the past few weeks but both have underperformed and it's unknown who will start tomorrow.

Backup goalkeeper Adrian has started the last two games but conceded 11 goals in the two matches. That could persuade Sam Allardyce to go back to Jussi Jaaskelainen tomorrow but I wouldn't include either one in my fantasy squad. The Hammers' defense has been horrible and you will most likely get a negative return from any Hammers' goalkeeper.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 06:04:00 PM

West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen was left on the bench for West Ham's match against Manchester United on Saturday.

Reserve goalkeeper Adrian started in place of Jaaskelainen but wasn't overly impressive against in form Manchester United. He faces another tough challenge against Arsenal next. There was no injury reported for Jussi and rumors around the West Ham community have been that Adrian simply deserved a chance because of Jussi's mediocre play on the season. Jussi is 38 years old and his days of a starting Premier League goalkeeper could be behind him.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Jussi Jaaskelainen turned back the clock with a multi-save clean sheet against Sunderland in Week 16.

There wasn't much in the way of productive attacking from the Hammers against Sunderland but the West Ham keeper made six saves and kept a clean sheet ensuring at least the one point. The one point is important because it keeps West Ham out of the relegation zone. Still, if they can't three points at home against the bottom club in the league, they have to consider things to be pretty dire going into the January transfer window.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Jussi Jaaskelainen could be replaced by backup keeper Adrian after the international break after a horrible error against Norwich last week.

West Ham signed keeper Adrian over the summer on a free transfer and Jaaskelainen is reportedly under pressure after his latest mistake. This is just a rumor for now, but follow the situation closely before playing Jussi in fantasy.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 03:11:00 PM

West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has kept an impressive three consecutive clean sheets and made some incredible saves in those three games.

Jaaskelainen is in my opinion a top five keeper in the Premier League and in fantasy. West Ham have a solid defense and will likely continue playing defensively since they can't score goals without Andy Carroll. Jaaskelainen is a safe play when West Ham is facing anyone in the bottom 75% of the table.
Source: SkySports
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 01:36:00 PM

West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskalainen has kept two clean sheets in the team's first two games, against Cardiff and Newcastle.

The opposition wasn't top class but it is still impressive to have two clean sheets in two games in the Premier League. Jaaskalainen wasn't too busy in either game and that speaks well for the West Ham defense. Jussi can be a good fantasy option going forward so don't be afraid to use him with the correct matchup.
Source: SkySports
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:44:00 AM

West Ham are to sign goalkeeper Adrian on Monday following a medical.

The Spanish goalkeeper will probably back up Jussi Jaaskelainen. Jaaskelainen has done a great job with West Ham and will probably continue to do well both on the field and in the fantasy box score.
Source: DailyMail
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 09:00:00 PM

West Ham are interested in getting Real Betis keeper Adrian.

West Ham are bidding on the Betis keeper, but there are Spanish teams also interested in his services. Adrian could improve West Ham's squad and Jussi Jaaskelainen would be out of a job if the Hammers can acquire the Spanish keeper. West Ham are rumored to be looking at other keepers as well and it doesn't look good for Jaaskerlainen.
Source: DailyMail
Fri, May 31, 2013 09:01:00 PM