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Pablo Zabaleta

29-Year-Old Defender     Manchester City  Premier


Argentina

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

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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.

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May 8, 2014

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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.

December 30, 2013

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Zabaleta has been declared fit to face Swansea on Wednesday, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Zabaleta returned from a hamstring injury last weekend against Liverpool and hasn't suffered any setbacks, which keeps him active for Wednesday's match.

December 24, 2013

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Zabaleta trained Tuesday and could feature in Manchester City's match against Liverpool on Boxing Day, Goal.com reports.

This is a very surprising turn of events, after Zabaleta was ruled out for six weeks after suffering his injury against Leicester City just one week ago. The report indicates that if he doesn't suffer any setbacks before Thursday, he will play against Liverpool.

December 19, 2013

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Zabaleta is expected to be out for a month after suffering a hamstring injury in Manchester City's Capital One Cup match against Leicester City on Tuesday, according to the Telegraph.

Zabaleta has been an excellent fantasy option this season, providing five assists, along with six clean sheets in 15 Premier League appearances. He will miss a number of important fixtures, as he tries to recover before the end of January.

December 17, 2013

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Zabaleta suffered a hamstring injury after 11 minutes of Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Leicester, according to the The Guardian.

Zabaleta will likely undergo a scan to determine the severity of the injury, with his availability for this weekend's match against Fulham now in doubt.

December 4, 2013

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Zabaleta assisted on Sergio Aguero's 9th minute goal of Wednesday's 3-2 win over West Brom.

Zabaleta has recorded an assist in back-to-back games, with one of those also being a clean sheet. He remains an excellent defensive option for fantasy purposes as he routinely gets starts for City.

December 1, 2013

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Zabaleta assisted on Samir Nasri's 77th minute goal during Manchester City's 3-0 win over Swansea on Sunday.

Zabaleta's assist was his third this season and first since he recorded two in August. He's not usually involved in the City attack much, although he's been a part of three clean sheets in his last four league matches.