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Victor Wanyama

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Southampton  Premier

Birthdate:  June 25, 1991    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  168 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year contract with Southampton in July 2013 after transferring from Celtic (12.5 million transfer fee).

December 18, 2014    Victor Wanyama News

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Wanyama will miss Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday after picking up a suspension for a fifth yellow card of the season.

Wanyama was booked against Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. The Kenyan midfielder will be sorely missed in the Saints' midfield, especially as many others are missing through injury. He has scored three Premier League goals this season and is key to preventing other teams from playing.

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November 8, 2014

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Wanyama continued his excellent recent form, providing an assist in Southampton 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

The Kenyan midfielder played a through ball for Shane Long, who scored the second goal. Wanyama has been a key part of Saints' remarkable start to the Premier League season, scoring three goals as well as contributing to a strong defence.

November 3, 2014

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Wanyama scored the game's only goal as Southampton beat Hull 1-0 on Saturday.

The Kenyan midfielder has now scored three goals this season. Under manager Ronald Koeman the midfield rotates well and Wanyama is encouraged to venture forward. He is therefore likely to pick up more assists and goals this season.

October 19, 2014

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Wanyama came on as a second-half substitute and scored in the 79th minute of Saturday's 8-0 rout of Sunderland.

Wanyama surprisingly now has two goals on the season from his defensive midfield position. While he can't be relied on for offensive production, the nature of Saturday's blowout victory allowed Wanyama to add fuel to the fire.

April 7, 2014

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Wanyama returned from a leg injury to play the final 10 minutes of Saturday's loss to Manchester City.

Wanyama last played on March 8 against Crystal Palace, but seems to be over the leg injury that held him out. Unfortunately, he doesn't get nearly enough starts in Premier League play to warrant much fantasy consideration.

April 3, 2014

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Wanyama "may be available" to face Manchester City on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Wanyama has appeared in 18 games this season, mostly off the bench, but he hasn't scored a goal, nor assisted on one all season.

March 27, 2014

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Wanyama did not play in last Sunday's match against Tottenham due to a leg injury and he is considered doubtful to face Newcastle on Saturday, the club's official web site reports.

Wanyama's fantasy value this season has relied primarily on clean sheets, which isn't ideal for a midfielder. He has taken 14 shots in 18 appearances, failing to score a goal or assist on one.

January 28, 2014

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Wanyama (leg) was available off the bench for Tuesday's match against Arsenal, although he did not end up featuring.

Wanyama has been out since early December after chipping a bone in his leg in a collision with Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan. It's certainly good to see him at least be able to return to the bench, although his fantasy prospects remain quite limited.