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Glenn Whelan | Midfielder | #6

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 174

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Glenn Whelan has officially moved from Stoke City to Aston Villa on a permanent transfer in a deal that could net the Potters £2 million if incentives are hit.
The news that the 33-year-old Whelan is leaving the Britannia Stadium for Villa Park seems to fan the rumors that Mark Hughes has a new holding midfielder lined up in the form of former Aston Villa man Fabian Delph. Stoke City have been rivaling West Brom for Delph's signature in a move reported to be worth around £10 million and this is likely an indication that the Potters have won the race. Thu, Jul 20, 2017 10:52:00 AM

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Glenn Whelan has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the line-up against Hull City last weekend and should be available as the Potters travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to face Swansea.

Whelan will almost surely start for Mark Hughes' side on Saturday. They may have won without his steady presence last weekend but Hughes seems to prefer to have Whelan in the line-up over Imbula or Cameron who have both spent time in the holding midfield this season. Whelan isn't much of a threat to produce a great deal in any statistical category even against Swansea but you can expect that he will give a stead, unspectacular performance.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Glenn Whelan is expected to return to the fold this weekend after missing the win over Hull City because of illness.

The tough tackling Stoke midfielder was sent home from training last Thursday in the hope of making a full recovery in time to make Saturdays game, but Whelan was only able to rejoin the group on Tuesday following a particularly bad virus "which wiped him out for four or five days." The out-of-favour 33-year-old, who has made only 3 Premier League starts since the beginning of March, came back looking a little leaner, about half a stone according to manager Mark Hughes, and Whelan will be hoping to force his way back into contention for the trip to Swansea. Joe Allen will also be assessed during the build-up to game week thirty-four as he continues his recovery from the hamstring injury he suffered against his former club Liverpool 10 days ago.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 01:20:00 PM

Glenn Whelan has recovered from a hamstring injury and should be fit to start against Burnley in Week 14 action.

Whelan isn't much of a fantasy factor himself but his value in the fantasy world is that his presence might allow Joe Allen to move further up the pitch where he has been very effective. Assuming that Mark Hughes starts the match this way, expect a great match from Allen in what is expected to be a Potters win.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes was optimistic that Glenn Whelan can return from injury to face Watford this weekend.

The Irish international came out of the break with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the loss to Bournemouth in Week 12. But while he has recovered, Hughes said the club will have to monitor a minor calf complaint picked up this week: "Glenn Whelan will hopefully be ok now he has had an extra week. His hamstring hampered him last weekend and thankfully that resolved itself, but he now has a slight issue with his calf." Meanwhile, Geoff Cameron will not be available once again as he struggles to recover from a knee injury.
Source: Stoke City
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 07:02:00 AM

Stoke City may have to do without veteran midfielder Glenn Whelan for the upcoming weekend against Bournemouth.

The central midfielder was forced off in the first half of Ireland's 1-0 win against Austria in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday due to a hamstring injury and will be assessed by the Potters this week. It could spell trouble for manager Mark Hughes if defender Geoff Cameron is also not available as he was kept out of international duty with the U.S. national team due to a lingering injury. If Whelan can't go, Charlie Adam will surely continue in central midfield while Cameron or Giannelli Imbula are also potential options.
Source: ClubCall
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Stoke City officially announced midfielder Glenn Whelan has signed a new one-year contract extension ahead of the upcoming season.

The central midfielder has just returned from the Euros where he helped lead the Republic of Ireland to the round of 16, where the side narrowly lost to France after leading for 60 minutes. The Potters will now keep Whelan at the Britannia Stadium through the summer of 2018 with his previous contract set to end after the season. The veteran midfielder has made more than 300 appearances since arriving in 2008 from Sheffield Wednesday. Despite making 37 league starts last season, Whelan remains a difficult fantasy pick simply due to his deep role in midfield.
Source: Stoke City
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 07:50:00 AM

Glenn Whelan will be monitored ahead of next Sundays’ game with Liverpool after a back complaint forced the Republic of Ireland midfielder off at the Britannia last weekend.

Whelan was a doubt for the Swansea game after picking up an injury while on international duty: "He had a spasm in his back and it was touch and go whether or not he started," Mark Hughes admitted. "As ever he put his hand up to play, but obviously wasn't able to complete the full 90 and we were actually trying to get him off when we conceded the second goal." Despite a variety of ailments this season including an ongoing calf issue and a broken nose, Whelan has started every Premier League game. Stephen Ireland and Charlie Adam are potential replacements but I suspect the 32-year-old stalwart will be one of the first names on Hughes’ team sheet at Anfield next weekend.
Source: Clubcall
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 06:43:00 AM

Glenn Whelan has put up two double digit performances in the last three match weeks and was prevented from making it three for three because he didn't start the other match.

We don't write about Glenn Whelan very often because he is exactly the sort of player that fantasy managers usually avoid like the plague. Holding midfielders have started to gain more respect in some fantasy circles as more games reward interceptions and tackles won but even in those formats, Whelan isn't usually very prolific. For the season, Whelan, who has started 23 matches, has only 88 points in the Yahoo scoring system. The reason we're writing about him now is that of those 88, 21 of them have come over the past three weeks (two starts and one match as an unused substitute). It could just be randomness but if you're in a single ownership format and you're desperate for a midfielder then Whelan might, just might, be a value buy since he will almost certainly be available.
Thu, May 7, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Glenn Whelan and Peter Crouch both signed two-year extensions that will likely see them conclude their Premier League playing careers at the Britannia.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has been at Stoke City since 2008 and has made over 200 appearances for the club. Having successfully made the transition from the Championship to the Premier League with the Potters as well as the transition from Tony Pulis to Mark Hughes, Whelan isn't a flashy player (he's scored only 5 goals in his 210 appearances) but he's a steady presence in midfield and will provide depth and experience over what are likely to be his final two and a half seasons at the club.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Mark Hughes confirmed during Thursdays’ pre-match press conference that Glenn Whelan will be out for up to six weeks after an assessment confirmed the Republic of Ireland international had fractured his leg during the draw with Germany.

Originally it was thought that Whelan had suffered a knee ligament injury and the experienced midfielder was sent for a scan to help diagnose the problem but a fracture has now been confirmed. His absence will open the door for the versatile Geoff Cameron to potentially fill the void following his impressive cameo against Swansea - himself just returning from a spell out. The Stoke manager would be keen to utilise his US international centrally although with Phil Bardsley [back]emerging as a doubt for the trip to St Marys’ then he may have to play in his more familiar full-back role with Andy Wilkinson joining Millwall on loan earlier this week.
Source: Daily Star
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Glenn Whelan will be sent for a scan on Thursday after limping out of the Republic of Irelands’ dramatic draw with current World Champions Germany [in the Euro qualifiers] because of injury.

The ever-present Stoke City midfielder is now expected to miss game week eight and possibly quite a while longer if initial concerns regarding Whelans’ knee injury are confirmed. His absence could open the door for either Steve Sidwell or Stephen Ireland to fill the void – the pair have only started two games between them this campaign but both are more than capable of stepping up. However there was better news regarding the fitness of Victor Moses who has responded well to treatment during the international break – the winger returned to full training on Wednesday – and assuming he suffers no adverse reaction to his previous thigh problem the inform Nigerian should be available to face Swansea at the Britannia.
Source: Ladbrokes
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Glenn Whelan is out of the Republic of Ireland squad for their must-win against Austria with a hamstring injury.

Whelan, who was criticized after Ireland's loss to Sweden, is now a doubt for Manchester City's visit to Stoke at the weekend. With Charlie Adam also a doubt, that's a big midfield headache for the Potters.
Source: ESPN FC
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:44:00 AM