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Adrian Mariappa

28-Year-Old Defender     Crystal Palace  Premier

Birthdate:  October 3, 1986    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  179 lbs    

September 21, 2014    Adrian Mariappa News

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Mariappa lost his place in the starting XI for Sunday's 3-2 win at Everton.

Mariappa ended up as an unused substitute after his right back place was taken by Martin Kelly. Manager Neil Warnock has been alternating between the two defenders so far this season and when Mariappa does play there is the chance he will chip with an assist even though clean sheets look like being hard to come by.

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September 13, 2014

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Mariappa recorded a clean sheet in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Mariappa supplanted Martin Kelly at right back in the Palace starting lineup and was solid in a draw with the promoted side. Manager Neil Warnock looks like preferring Mariappa as first choice right back yet fantasy managers should be cautious due to the he side's poor defensive record so far.

August 30, 2014

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Mariappa started his first game of the season and was booked during Saturday's 3-3 draw at Newcastle.

Mariappa played as right back after coming in for the injured midfielder Joe Ledley (groin). Mariappa suffered a torrid 90 minutes where most of Newcastle's attacking intent came down the home side's left hand side and Mariappa picked up a yellow card for his troubles. Fantasy owners should be cautious about picking Mariappa due to no guarantees that he'll start every week and Palace's leaky defence thus far.

August 26, 2014

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Mariappa played for the first time this season in a routine 3-0 win against Walsall in the Capital One Cup second round clash on Tuesday.

Mariappa played in his familiar right-back position for the full 90 minutes and should push new signing Martin Kelly hard for the starting berth ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Newcastle. Mariappa likes to get forward though Crystal Palace have already looked susceptible at set-pieces since Tony Pulis departed as manager and aren’t a lock for clean sheets like last season.

August 23, 2014

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Mariappa was an unused substitute for Saturday's 3-1 loss to West Ham United.

Mariappa returned from a rib injury but was unable to displace incumbent Martin Kelly as the team's right-back. Mariappa could get his first chance of the season in next weekend's trip to Newcastle.

August 21, 2014

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Mariappa (ribs) trained today and could join the Palace squad ahead of Saturday’s match-up with West Ham, caretaker manager Keith Millen told the Croydon Advertiser.

Mariappa played the majority of last season as Crystal Palace’s first-choice right back and faces a battle to win back his spot from new signing Martin Kelly. Mariappa likes to get forward and this combined with Palace’s clean sheet record makes the versatile defender an attractive lower-end option in fantasy leagues.

August 20, 2014

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Mariappa is in line to be named to Palace’s squad for the first time this season Saturday against West Ham after recovering from a rib injury. “Adrian Mariappa could come back in after a rib injury, so he could be back in contention too,” caretaker manager Keith Millen told the Croydon Advertiser.

Mariappa finished last season as first choice right back and will battle it out with new signing Martin Kelly for the position this time out. This Saturday’s home game against West Ham represents a strong opportunity for a clean sheet and adds to Mariappa’s fantasy value should he be declared fit.

August 16, 2014

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Mariappa (ribs) was unavailable for Crystal Palace's 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

Mariappa missed Palace's last preseason match a week ago due to the injury and there was hope that he would be able to play against the Gunners. It wasn't a great matchup anyway, and he could make his debut in a kinder setting next Saturday against West Ham.