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Nikica Jelavic

29-Year-Old Forward     Hull City  Premier


Birthdate:  August 27, 1985    Birthplace:   Čapljina, SFR Yugoslavia    Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    

November 24, 2014    Nikica Jelavic News

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Jelavic played the full 90 minutes and attempted two shots during Hull City's 1-2 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.

Jelavic was making his return to the Hull City lineup after missing the previous four matches due to a knee injury. The fact that he played 90 minutes in his return shows he is back to full strength and should be considered Hull City's number one scoring option going forward.

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Nikica Jelavic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 12, 2014

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Jelavic has stepped up his rehab and is hopeful to to return to training next week.

The international break could provide the time to allow for Jelavic to make an appearance in Hull City's next match against Tottenham. Should he return, his value may be limited as he should not be expected to receive full playing time right away. The club will likely welcome his return as they have failed to score in the past three matches and have managed just two goals since Jelavic got injured.

October 22, 2014

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Jelavic is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after scans showed he suffered torn cartilage during the warm ups of the match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Jelavic could potentialy return for the November 29 match against Manchester United. While he is out, look for Abel Hernandez to see an increase in fantasy value.

October 19, 2014

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Jelavic was scratched from Saturday's match against Arsenal after injuring his knee during warm ups, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Jelavic's status is still undetermined, but the injury could leave him on the sidelines for a few weeks.

Jelavic is a team leader in both shot attempts and goals scored. If he is fit to return soon, he will have a difficult go at it as four of the next five Hull City league matches are against teams in the top-half of the table.

October 4, 2014

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Jelavic took a season-high five shots and scored in the 89th minute of Hull City's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jelavic now has four goals on the season, as Hull City continue to put points on the board, scoring two goals in each of their last four Premier League matches. However, the going gets a little tough after the international break with trips to Arsenal and Liverpool.

September 28, 2014

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Jelavic put one of his two shot attempts on target but was unable to score during Saturday's 4-2 loss to Manchester City.

Jelavic continues to lead Hull City in shot attempts and goals this season, as he has attempted multiple shots in all but one match.

September 20, 2014

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Jelavic showed his skill by scoring on an aerial scissor-kick to start the scoring during Saturday's 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Jelavic leads Hull City in goal (three) shot attempts (10) and shots on target (four) through five league matches and is a threat to score each week.

September 15, 2014

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Jelavic played the full 90 minutes Monday against West Ham United and attempted three shots. He was off target with all three attempts and was unable to contribute to the scoring during the 2-2 draw.

Jelavic continues to lead Hull City with two goals on eight shot attempts this season. However, the many additions Hull City made at the end of the transfer window will likely cut into his fantasy production as he is no longer the main focal point of the Tigers' attack.