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Victor Anichebe

26-Year-Old Forward     West Bromwich Albion  Premier


Nigeria

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  10/20/2014
Birthdate:  April 23, 1988    Birthplace:  Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality:  Nigeria    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  176 lbs    

October 17, 2014    Victor Anichebe News

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Anichebe (groin) has returned to training and could make Monday's game against Manchester United, manager Alan Irvine told the official club website.

Anichebe (groin) trained in the USA over the international break and manager Alan Irvine still sounds cautious over a return on Monday. "Victor Anichebe has been in the States and trained well. Hopefully he will be ok but we will see how he is," Irvine said. Anichebe has been hampered by injury problems so far this season and increased competition at centre forward gives him a low fantasy price tag.

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Victor Anichebe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 2, 2014

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Anichebe (groin) won't play against Liverpool on Saturday, manager Alan Irvine told the Birmingham Mail.

Anichebe missed last week's game against Burnley with the injury and is being given the international break to recuperate with a return for the Manchester United game on Oct. 20 looking likely.

September 24, 2014

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Anichebe was a 91st minute substitute in Sunday's 1-0 win at Tottenham.

Anichebe missed two games with a hernia injury and his return gives manager Alan Irvine a plethora of options at the main striker position. The Nigerian forward has one assist so far this campaign and faces a battle from his compatriot Brown Ideye for the starting berth. Fantasy owners can expect a maximum of six goals in addition to a few assists and he represents a low level option for managers.

September 11, 2014

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Anichebe (hernia) is unlikely to make Saturday’s game against Everton after missing training on Thursday. “I’m still not ruling him out, he’s been training with the medical people,” manager Alan Irvine told the official club website.

Anichebe (hernia) dropped to the bench for the defeat at Swansea and has been suffering with the hernia problem throughout the international break. The Nigerian striker has yet to register a goal so far this campaign and his lack of goals or assists makes the forward worth next-to-nothing for fantasy managers.

April 7, 2014

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Anichebe, who has missed the last few games with a hamstring injury, was available off the bench for Saturday's match at Norwich City, although he did not make an appearance.

Anichebe has three goals and three assists this season, most of which have come in 2014. That being said, he remains a relatively weak fantasy option given the struggles of the West Brom attack overall.

March 29, 2014

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Anichebe (hamstring) was unable to pass a late fitness test and he will not play Saturday against Cardiff City.

Anichebe's next opportunity to play comes next weekend at Norwich City.

March 27, 2014

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Anichebe faces a late fitness test on his injured hamstring ahead of Saturday's match against Cardiff City, the club's official web site reports.

Anichebe has started the last three games for the Baggies, although he has yet to find the back of the net despite taking 10 shots in that span. His last two goals have come when he's entered as a sub, scoring against Liverpool on Feb. 2 and Chelsea on Feb. 11.

January 20, 2014

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Anichebe is available off the bench for Monday's match against Everton.

Anichebe has been battling a groin injury lately, but is fit enough to at least make an appearance off the bench Monday. The striker has one goal and one assist in 11 appearances this season.