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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 13, 2014    Pablo Zabaleta News

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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.

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

September 12, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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, 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.