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Dejan Lovren | Defensemen

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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Dejan Lovren is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Tottenham.
Lovren suffered a groin injury in the Saints' last match but the injury is not considered serious and he is expected to play Sunday. Lovren is a good fantasy option on most weeks but there are much better options this weekend. Southampton only have one match, a tough one at that, while there are defenders out there in a similar price range with two matches in the gameweek. Mar 21 - 2:48 PM

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Dejan Lovren's return wasn't enough to keep Liverpool out and Southampton ended up losing 3-0 at home.

Lovren did well but Liverpool were too good in this one. Southampton face Crystal Palace next week and Lovren will be a much better fantasy option then. The Saints remain comfortable in ninth place and seem to be headed towards a midtable finish. Victor Wanyama also returned from injury but only made a short appearance off the bench that was capped off with a yellow card.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 1 - 2:51 PM

Dejan Lovren is fit and available for selection after remaining on the bench last week.

Lovren just recovered from an ankle injury but has been in training for more than a week and should be ready to start against Liverpool. The chances of Southampton keeping a clean sheet are close to none, but Lovren has proven he can get points in other ways, making him an acceptable option if you choose to go with him. Have a backup ready just in case he is left on the bench again.
Feb 28 - 1:59 PM

Dejan Lovren made the bench in Southampton's loss to West Ham but did not come on to the pitch.

Southampton found themselves two goals behind so bringing on a defender wouldn't have made much sense. With a week until Southampton's next Premier League match, Lovren should have enough time to get fully fit for a start. Maya Yoshida, who scored his first Premier League goal today, will probably be the one to move back to the bench.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 22 - 3:33 PM

Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez could be fit enough to make the bench for Southampton's match against West Ham.

Lovren and Ramirez have been missing for a while with ankle injuries but are back to training and could make the game squad tomorrow. If either of them returns, they will certainly be on the bench and won't likely play for long. Neither is usable in fantasy for this match.
Source: DailyEcho
Feb 21 - 5:34 PM

Southampton assistant coach Jesus Perez has given a timeline of six to eight weeks for center-back Dejan Lovren.

This is worse than was initially rumored and is certainly a blow for the Saints. Unless Southampton add reinforcements, I think this injury rules them out from contending for a top six spot. Lovren has been one of the best players on the team this year and they have trouble defending without him. Maya Yoshida should be his replacement in the starting lineup but doesn't hold fantasy value as big as Lovren's.
Jan 23 - 8:35 AM

Dejan Lovren has been ruled out for three to four weeks due to the ankle injury he suffered against Sunderland last weekend.

The time frame comes from the Croatian FA and there is no official time scale from the club, but it certainly sounds like Lovren will be out for a while. Maya Yoshida will most likely start at center-back while Lovren is out and will hold some fantasy value, mainly because of his £6.06M price tag. Artur Boruc, along with the entire Saints defense, will not be as valuable while Lovren is out.
Source: DailyEcho
Jan 22 - 8:52 PM

Dejan Lovren was expected to go to the hospital to assess the seriousness of the injury he suffered against Sunderland but that wasn't needed.

Lovren did leave the stadium in a protective boot and the injury could still cause him to miss time but it is certainly good news that he didn't have to go to the hospital. Southampton's next Premier League game is 10 days from now so make sure to check back for an updated status closer to the game. If he can't go, expect Maya Yoshida to replace him in the starting lineup.
Source: DailyEcho
Jan 19 - 12:32 PM

Jay Rodriguez and Dejan Lovern both scored pretty goals to put Southampton up 2-0 but they couldn't hold the lead and had to settle for a draw at the Stadium of Light.

Everything appeared to be going to plan for the Saints in Saturday's early kick off. They were dominating play and scored two fine goals - volleys from both Rodriguez from open play and Lovern from a corner. They way the match went early, it appeared it could have ended 4-0 or even more to the away team but Sunderland responded quickly against the run of play and eventually scored a spectacular equalizer from Adam Johnson for the final 2-2 scoreline.
Jan 18 - 10:36 AM

Dejan Lovren is expected to recover from his illness and return to face Everton on Sunday.

Lovren missed Southampton's win over Cardiff on Boxing Day due to an illness but is expected to recover by Sunday. The Saints defense returned to good form and kept Cardiff scoreless but the task will be much tougher against Everton. Lovren has proved he can produce points without a clean sheet and can be an option even against the toughest of oppositions.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Another health problem has affected Southampton as Dejan Lovren is out of the Saints' squad due to an illness.

Lovren had to travel back to Southampton and will miss the Cardiff game. Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida will return and take over center-back duties for the Saints as they try to win three valuable points at Cardiff. The illness has not been names but it's hard to imagine Lovren miss anything more than today's match.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Dejan Lovren is likely to return to Southampton's lineup after missing last week's game due to an illness.

Lovren has been back at training this week and will most likely be fit for the weekend's game against Chelsea. Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino also confirmed that Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana will be available for selection after going through minor injuries.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful that Dejan Lovren will feature in the next training session after missing this weekend's match due to an illness.

Lovren's illness came out of nowhere and there was no mention of it before Saturday. The good news is that Lovren should be fit by next week's game. Southampton have an extremely tough schedule ahead, so lower your expectation of Lovren as there may not be many clean sheets on the horizon in Southampton.
Source: DailyEcho
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Dejan Lovren praised Southampton's defense after helping them keep their sixth clean sheet of the season.

The Saints have only conceded three goals in nine games and that has translated to Lovren and Jose Fonte being great fantasy players so far. The Croatian defender says he has adapted well to life in England and enjoys everything in Southampton except the weather. He is again a good pick against Stoke City this weekend.
Source: DailyEcho
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Dejan Lovren scored the only goal Southampton would need to take 3 points on the road and hand Liverpool their first defeat 0-1.

The Croatian center back has been an excellent signing for the Saints, turning their backline into a formidable one. Supplying today's goal only adds to his resume as he is already being discussed as one of the best center backs in the league right now. The header from today's corner in the 53rd minute won't be his last and the Saints as a whole need to be given a little more respect in regards to their clean sheet potential.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:14:00 PM