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Mathieu Valbuena

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Lyon  Ligue 1


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Shoulder    EST. RETURN:  11/19/2016
Birthdate:  September 28, 1984    Birthplace:  Bruges, Gironde, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 5"    Weight:  128 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Mathieu Valbuena Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with Lyon in August of 2015.

October 23, 2016    Mathieu Valbuena News

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Valbuena is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a dislocated shoulder during Sunday's match against Guingamp, ligue 1 reports.

Valbuena has appeared in seven Ligue 1 matches this season with five of those appearances coming as a substitute. In those matches he's averaged one shot, 0.4 crosses, 0.3 tackles, and has one assist on the season. Looking forward he'll recover and take his time to return to match fitness in around a month.

Mathieu Valbuena – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Ligue 1 Lyon 3000 5 10 106 34 2007 779 244 67 115
Mathieu Valbuena – 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 UCL Lyon 5 5 450 0 1 11 2 49 14 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 UCL Lyon 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   Mathieu Valbuena
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2016-10Oct 18 UCL JUV   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 27 UCL @SEV   20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Mathieu Valbuena: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 22, 2016

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Valbuena has been stretchered off the field in the 74th minute of Saturday's match versus Guingamp with an injury.

Valbuena was just introduced as a substitute in an attempt to overcome a deficit but after a short stay he was forced off the field again with seemingly a terrible ailment.

October 3, 2016

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Valbuena logged in one key pass and a yellow card in Sunday's 2-0 derby win over St. Etienne.

Valbuena was finally given his chance to start but he completely disappeared. With Rachid Ghezzal gaining form and fitness by the day the former may have blown his only opportunity for significant starting role and with that his fantasy relevance.

October 2, 2016

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Valbuena is starting Sunday versus St. Etienne.

Valbuena has been chosen over Rachid Ghezzal to take on the spot of injured Maxwel Cornet. Nabil Fekir will shift upfront with Valbuena playing behind him as number 10. Les Verts are coming out with five starters missing on defense and will be a good fantasy match up for the hosts' offense.

September 21, 2016

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Valbuena snatched an assist on two crosses off the bench in Wednesday's 5-1 Ligue 1 drubbing of Montpellier.

Valbuena had a very inspiring return from injury, tallying his first assist of the season in his fourth appearance off the bench. Unfortunately, for him with a few key pieces also returning he'll stand a little chance for a regular playing time, thus, will have a very limited fantasy upside.

September 21, 2016

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Valbuena (groin) was named in the 18-man squad for Wednesday's Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier.

Valbuena wasn't a starter before the ailment but with a few key pieces still missing he'll stand a chance for the starting lineup. His fantasy upside will be very limited if sits on the bench.

September 16, 2016

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Valbuena (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's Ligue 1 clash versus Marseille, according to L'Equipe.

Coach Bruno Genesio said that Valbuena has made a significant progress but it's still too early for him to return. That probably means that the attacking midfielder may be back for at least one of the two matches next week, though, he's not guaranteed to start as he may be eased back to action.

September 13, 2016

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Valbuena will be out Wednesday versus Dynamo Zagreb because of a groin injury, reports.

Valbuena was forced to miss this weekend's league match versus Bordeaux with the injury, and he will remain sidelined for Wednesday's European debut. Lyon will also be missing several other high-profile attacking players and will be forced to cobble a side together versus the Croatians.