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27-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier      Full Name: Ramires Santos do Nascimento


Birthdate:  March 24, 1987    Birthplace:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  161 lbs    

June 17, 2014    Ramires News

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Ramires is in the starting XI in place of Hulk (hamstring) for Brazil's World Cup match against Mexico on Tuesday, reports.

Hulk downplayed the injury in the previous days, but it's clearly enough to keep him limited. Ramires isn't nearly the offensive threat that Hulk is, so it's tough to expect significant fantasy production from the Chelsea midfielder.

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Ramires: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 9, 2014

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Chelsea will reject any initial offers from Real Madrid for the transfer of Ramires, reports the Daily Mail.

Real Madrid is reportedly very interested in signing the Chelsea midfielder. The London club does not seem ready to let the player go, though, and Real Madrid will have to work to complete any agreement.

April 25, 2014

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Ramires was given a four-match suspension after Chelsea accepted the charge of violent conduct, and he will miss the remaining games this season, as well as the first of next season, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder's clash with Sebastian Larsson was caught on video, which generated the charge. He and the team chose not to appeal, and he will begin serving the ban immediately.

April 23, 2014

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Ramires has been charged by the FA for swinging at Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson and he is facing a four-match ban, The Guardian reports.

Ramires is likely to appeal the suspension, especially with only three Premier League matches remaining this season.

March 17, 2014

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Ramires was sent off during Saturday's Premier League match at Aston Villa and will now miss the next three games.

Ramires isn't a great fantasy contributor, but he's a favorite of manager Jose Mourinho. With the ban, he will now miss matches against Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

December 14, 2013

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Ramires scored in the 35th minute of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Eden Hazard set Ramires up for his first goal in Premier League play this season. The Brazilian is definitely a favorite of manager Jose Mourinho, although he doesn't have nearly the fantasy upside of teammates Hazard and Oscar in the midfield.

December 1, 2013

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Ramires assisted on Demba Ba's 90th minute goal during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

The assist was Ramires' second this season, with the first coming back against Cardiff on October 19. He doesn't get involved in Chelsea's scoring nearly enough to warrant much fantasy consideration, with Oscar, Eden Hazard and occasionally Juan Mata as better plays out of the Chelsea midfield.

September 28, 2013

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Ramires is in the Starting XI for Saturday's match against Tottenham.

Ramires left Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Swindon with a hip injury but it appears he was able to pass his fitness test ahead of Saturday's match. Whether he plays the full 90 minutes is unclear but he'll at least be out there for the start.