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Patrick Van Aanholt | Defensemen

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 148

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Patrick van Aanholt will end his ever-present record this weekend when Sunderland take on Everton at the Stadium of Light after the defender left Selhurst Park on Monday with his arm immobilised in a sling.
Despite the Black Cats struggling defensively in recent times van Aanholt has been the stand-out player impressing since arrival from Chelsea during the summer on a season long loan deal. His departure just before half-time - on a stretcher - due to a dislocated shoulder allowed Wes Brown to make an early appearance and it was another own-goal by the centre-back which provided Crystal Palace a lifeline before Gomez and Fletcher sealed the win. Jack Rodwell [calf] who missed out in game week ten is expected to return to training this week and will be back in contention for the visit of the Toffees. Nov 4 - 9:10 AM


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Sunderland played to a sloppy scoreless draw with Swansea City, but the clean sheet adds to a productive inaugural season in the Premier League for Patrick van Aanholt.

If you haven't had the fortune of investing in van Aanholt yet this season, I highly recommend it. It is so choice. (That reference is 25 years old now and I don't feel an ounce of guilt in using it) Anyway, Sunderland play at home again next week to Stoke City and whether it is a clean sheet, attacking returns, or what, van Aanholt is sure to benefit in some capacity. He still remains relatively inexpensive in the Yahoo game but that won't last forever.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 27 - 12:29 PM

Sunderland's Patrick Van Aanholt continues to impress both on the pitch and in fantasy.

Sunderland clean sheet against Burnley helped van Aanholt to another double digit fantasy return, but his performance was far more than just that. The ex-Chelsea man was unlucky not to score the winner after his long-range shot hit the post before rebounding off the keeper to go inches wide. In addition, the left-back picked up defensive points for tackles won and passes intercepted, and should remain close to the top of your defensive considerations every week while he continues to display this consistent form.
Sep 22 - 5:48 AM

Sunderland's new signing Patrick van Aanholt put in a terrific display on debut and it resulted in big fantasy returns.

van Aanholt was signed from Chelsea in July, slotted straight in to the left-back position for Sunderland's opening game against West Brom and instantly looks like he could be a fantasy hit in the Yahoo game. The defender intercepted a phenomenal eight passes and also picked up an assist for Seb Larsson's late equaliser after great work down the flank. 14 points is an excellent score without a clean sheet, he remains affordable and is only 1% owned - jump on the bandwagon!
Aug 18 - 4:07 AM

Sunderland have signed Netherlands international Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

This is an important deal for Sunderland, who had no recognised left-back in their squad after Marcos Alonso's loan deal ended back in May. van Aanholt never made the grade at Chelsea, spending the past two seasons out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, but he is highly regarded in Holland and very nearly made the Dutch World Cup squad. It will be interesting to see how he copes back in the Premier League, as he could be a fantasy option worth keeping an eye on if he secures a starting spot at the Stadium of Light.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 27 - 7:49 AM

Chelsea have decided to let Patrick van Aanholt, Gael Kakuta, and Thorgan Hazard go on season long loans to gain valuable playing experience.

Van Aanholt and Kakuta are going to Vitesse Arnhem and Hazard is headed to Zulte Waregem. The players are for Chelsea's future and it is probably good they are going to gain valuable playing time. Minutes will be hard to come by at Chelsea and these youngsters should be happy for the opportunity.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 12:50:00 AM

Chelsea defender Patrick Van Aanholt is returning to his home team Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan.

Chelsea are very strong at left back with Ashley Cole and Ryan Bertrand, who are both capable of starting in the Premier League. The Blues will likely hold on to Aanholt for a while and eventually let him compete with Bertrand once Ashley Cole leaves or retires. For now, he's back in the Netherlands.
Source: SkySports
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:54:00 PM