RotoWire Partners

Pablo Zabaleta

29-Year-Old Defender     Manchester City  Premier


Birthdate:  January 16, 1985    Birthplace:  Buenos Aires, Argentina    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  163 lbs    

September 28, 2014    Pablo Zabaleta News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Zabaleta assisted on both of Edin Dzeko's goals during Manchester City's 4-2 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Zabaleta plays enough in the attack to warrant fantasy consideration from an offensive standpoint, though he has yet to post a clean sheet, typically a more reliable source of fantasy points for a defender. Up next is a tough Champions League match against Roma on Tuesday before a return to Premier League play Saturday against Aston Villa.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Pablo Zabaleta

<a href='/soccer/showArticle.htm?id=21098'>Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 3</a>

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 3

Sergio Aguero has scored off the bench in both of Man City's matches this season. With Edin Dzeko banged up, will he have even more success in the starting XI?

Pablo Zabaleta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 23, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta will serve his one-game ban for picking up a red card last Sunday against Chelsea during Manchester City's Capital One Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday, which means he will be eligible to play in Saturday's Premier League match against Hull City.

While a decision on whether he will start won't come until Saturday, it's great news for fantasy owners that he is able to serve his ban in a match he was unlikely to play in anyway. Zabaleta is still without a goal or an assist, while also searching for his first clean sheet of the season.

September 13, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta has shaken off a knock and is in the starting XI for Manchester City's Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday.

Zabaleta was considered a doubt for the match, although he indicated earlier this week that he would be okay to play. He regains his starting role ahead of former-Gunner Bacary Sagna, who started against Stoke City before the international break.

September 12, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta was not mentioned among Manchester City's injured players during manager Manuel Pellegrini's press conference Friday, indicating that he is fit to face Arsenal on Saturday.

Zabaleta picked up a knock while on international duty, but it was never considered serious enough to keep him out. One option would be for Pellegrini to start former-Gunner Bacary Sagna in his return to the Emirates, which would hinder Zabaleta's fantasy potential.

August 30, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zalabeta is available off the bench for Manchester City's Premier League match against Stoke City on Saturday.

Bacary Sagna will get the start in Zabaleta's place Saturday, but it is not expected to be a regular occurrence in league matches.

August 25, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta was credited with an own goal during Monday's 3-1 win over Liverpool.

It's always tough for a defender to knock in a ball on his own goal, and especially for fantasy owners when it cancels out a clean sheet. Zabaleta will get a chance for redemption Saturday when City host Stoke.

August 17, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta was available off the bench but did not play in Manchester City's Premier League opener against Newcastle on Sunday.

After a long run at the World Cup with Argentina, Zabaleta has not been deemed fully fit by manager Manuel Pellegrini, which is why he wasn't given any playing time Sunday. There is no injury to report, so it's only a matter of time before he's back in the starting XI, which could come as early as next Monday against Liverpool.

May 8, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta picked up an assist in Manchester City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Zabaleta's assist was his first in Premier League play since December 14, and he has only one goal on the season. It was a significant drop for Zabaleta, who had five assists before the calendar turned to 2014.