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Victor Anichebe

28-Year-Old Forward     Sunderland  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  10/15/2016
Birthdate:  April 23, 1988    Birthplace:  Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality:  Nigeria    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  176 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Victor Anichebe Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with West Brom in September of 2013.

September 30, 2016    Victor Anichebe News

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Anichebe suffered a groin injury and will not be available for Saturday's match with West Bromwich Albion.

Anichebe's injury comes at somewhat of a surpise as there was nothing previously reported. With his absence, along with Fabio Borni's long injury layoff, Jermain Defoe is the healthiest strike option for the Black Cats.

Victor Anichebe – Season Projections
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Victor Anichebe – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 Premier West Bromwich Albion 10 3 364 0 0 12 4 2 7 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
2016 Premier Sunderland 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   Victor Anichebe
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2016-9Sep 24 Premier CRY   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Victor Anichebe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 24, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe (thigh) is on the bench for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Anichebe's return to fitness is a nice boost for Sunderland's depth, but he's unlikely to get enough playing time to be a viable fantasy option in most formats.

September 23, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe (thigh) has been rehabilitating a thigh injury and could be available for playing time soon.

Anichebe was brought in at the end of the transfer period after being released by West Brom. If Anichebe is healthy, he is unlikely to receive playing time over Jermain Defoe. He is a low-end fantasy option at this juncture.

September 9, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe is not match fit and is unlikely to feature in Monday's match against Everton.

The forward was brought in during the transfer window, but it's hard to see him being more than a substitute off the bench for Sunderland. But if Jermain Defoe picks up a knock, Anichebe will contend with Fabio Borini for time up front.

September 2, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe signed with Sunderland on Friday, with the contract running through the end of the season.

Anichebe is simply being brought in for additional forward depth, as Fabio Borini will be out for a number of weeks, leaving only Jermain Defoe and Duncan Watmore up front. As a result of his spot in the pecking order, Anichebe's fantasy value is quite limited.

May 18, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichiebe will be leaving West Brom after the club declined to re-sign him.

Anichebe's release should come as little surprise as he failed to make regular appearances on the pitch this year as he was in the starting XI just three times and was substituted in only an additional seven matches. In all, it has been a disappointing career at The Hawthorns for the forward following a nine-year run of decent form with Everton. In three seasons with West Brom, the 28-year-old recorded a paltry nine goals. It is unclear where Anichebe will land but he may have seen his last Premier League action.

December 30, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe is considered questionable for Saturday's match versus Stoke because of a hamstring injury, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The Nigerian played well in his first start of the season last week against Newcastle, but he limped off the pitch in the second half after suffering the injury. He will be assessed ahead of Saturday's match, with Salomon Rondon or Saido Berahino likely to start if he is unable to achieve fitness in time.

March 12, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Manager Tony Pulis said Thursday that Anichebe (groin) is still not fully fit and could miss this weekend's match versus Stoke.

Anichebe is not a lock to miss this weekend's match, but his two-week absence along with the injury confirmation by his manager do not bode well for his status. Anichebe only has one goal in 14 appearances this season so he shouldn't be near the top of your fantasy radar, fit or not.