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Kevin Mirallas | Forward

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 159

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The controversial choice by Kevin Mirallas to take spot kick duties away from Leighton Baines in Everton's previous league match against West Brom and subsequent removal later in the match apparently has been settled in the locker room and Mirallas should be available for selection when the Toffees face Palace tomorrow.
One thing is for sure, you will not be seeing anyone taking penalties for the Toffees when Leighton Baines is on the pitch except for Leighton Baines. His record there is solid and everyone except Mirallas was aware of that before the incident two weekends ago. Now the word on the street is that Mirallas is angling for a move away from Goodison Park, with Spurs already being rumored as a potential new home, but Everton will probably wait to unload him in the summer. It would be in Mirallas' best interest to swallow some pride, chalk up the mistake and play hard for Roberto Martinez. The irony is that his sizzling form is what probably led to the incident to begin with. If he doesn't start tomorrow, Everton can say it is due to nothing more than a hamstring issue, but realistically it would imply that he is firmly in the doghouse, not the physio room. Jan 30 - 3:43 PM
Source: Mirror

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Roberto Martinez has claimed that Kevin Mirallas was substituted in the second half of Everton's nil-nil draw with West Brom due to an injury rather than having wrestled a penalty opportunity from Leighton Baines and then missed it.

Given his history, the possibility that Kevin Mirallas sustained an injury that caused his halftime substitution should never be ruled out. That said, the "injury" came at a time when the Manager would be well within his rights to be furious with Mirallas. The Belgian attacker has been linked with a move to Spurs and the act of petulance could easily be interpreted as an attempt to increase his value (by scoring another goal) or misbehave his way out of town. In either case, Martinez would be loath to out his player for fear of diminishing his value on the market.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 12:01 PM

Everton dominated possession, but couldn't find the back of the net, drawing nil-nil with West Brom at Goodison Park on Monday.

Everton earned a penalty late in the first half, but Kevin Mirallas missed it. Leighton Baines is Everton's primary penalty-kick taker, so it's a little shocking to see Mirallas try and vulture it from him. The miss resulted in Mirallas being pulled from the game at halftime and replaced by Bryan Oviedo, although head coach Roberto Martinez said that it was injury related. Everton won't be happy with the clean sheet because they really needed all three points. They deserved it too, out-possessing West Brom 69% to 31% and out-shooting them 17 to 5 (and SOG 4 to 0). Everton currently rank 12th in the league with 23 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 19 - 5:13 PM

Everton will have to wait a few more days before the full extent of Kevin Mirallas’ ankle injury is known after scans on Tuesday proved inconclusive.

The Belgium winger is said to be fairly confident of facing Southampton this weekend but doctors fear there maybe ligament damage which would keep the player out for around 2/3 weeks. Mirallas has been in sparkling form since his return following almost two months out because of a hamstring injury and this latest setback could prove to be a massive blow with a busy set of fixtures coming up. However Roberto Martinez can at least count on a number of returning midfielders as his recent run of injury problems seems to be coming to an end – Steven Naismith marked his comeback on Monday with a goal against QPR while Darron Gibson and James McCarthy are very close to full fitness.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 06:54:00 PM

There are no fresh injury concerns for Everton ahead of their trip to Burnley, though we have been given an updated timetable on the return of Kevin Mirallas.

Mirallas continues to heal his hammy but Roberto Martinez has come out recently to state he hopes the Belgian midfielder would be fit after the next international break, which falls in mid-November. How long he can sustain fitness once he does return is the million dollar question. John Stones, Arouna Kone, and Bryan Oviedo continue to be on the shelf with Kone and Oviedo getting closer to their expected return
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:14:00 PM

A thunderbolt deep into stoppage time from Everton defender Phil Jagielka was enough to share the spoils at Anfield but post-match celebrations were muted by the news that Kevin Mirallas is facing an extended period out due to a thigh injury.

The attacking Belgium is no stranger to muscular related problems but following his well-documented issues during the early part of his Everton career the winger was beginning to allay concerns of any serious long-term problems. Kevin Mirallas played over 2300 minutes of league football during the 2013/14 season - a run which included 32 appearances [28 starts]. However this latest setback did not look good – from the way Mirallas instantly pulled up and signalled to the bench to his departure in obvious discomfort. With Ross Barkley "progressing" but still a few weeks away Martinez will be hoping the likes of Steven Pienaar and Arouna Kone are available soon as their quality and experience will be essential as Everton try to cope with a hectic fixture schedule.
Source: HITC Sport
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Kevin Mirallas has made a good start to the season and is being tipped to perform again against West Brom in Week 4.

In seasons gone by we could rarely recommend Mirallas because he was essentially playing as a right-winger for Everton despite being classified as a striker in the Yahoo game, but his reclassification has made him a very interesting option for the season ahead. The Belgian gave Chelsea a torrid time as his side attempted a brave fight-back in Week 3 and he has the pace and quality to cause West Brom a whole host of problems this weekend.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:15:00 AM

Belgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Mirallas, Hazard, Origi

Mirallas, who could only manage 15 minutes of pitch time after Belgium's first two group games, is making his third consecutive start while Romelu Lukaku is benched for the second time running.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Kevin Mirallas will miss the final three games of the season with a groin injury.

Mirallas limped off in Everton's win over Manchester United and the Toffees have received bad news about the injury. He has a small tear in his groin that will see him miss the rest of the season. This is a huge blow for Everton, who are in a battle with Arsenal for the fourth and final Champions League spot. The task in front of Everton is now extremely tough as they have to face Southampton, Manchester City, and Hull City without one of their best forwards. Romelu Lukaku will be relied on to score goals and could be a decent fantasy option against Southampton this weekend.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Everton's chances of finishing in the top four took a major blow this evening, as they have their seven game winning streak snapped at home to a confident Crystal Palace side in a 2-3 final.

Everton have to be feeling a bit stunned, as they had just put themselves in a position to control their fate over the weekend, and now find themselves losing at home to a side they may have underestimated. It was looking dire after going down 0-2 early in the second half, but substitute Steven Naismith helped the Toffees get back in it with his third goal of the last four matches. Palace went up by two again, but Kevin Mirallas cut the deficit late with his 8th league goal this season. Unfortunately, they could not eventually equalize, though Mirallas had a huge chance squandered in the final moments. Everton dominated possession and took over a dozen corners, but two goals were all they could manage, and it wasn't enough. They now hand the fate of the final Champions League spot back over to Arsenal.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Everton leapfrog Tottenham to take over 5th place in the table with a lively 3-2 win over Swansea City.

The goals began with a foul by Chico, who brought Ross Barkley down in the box and allowed Leighton Baines to convert a penalty kick, the first for the Toffees in over a year. The two sides were level at halftime but it was Everton who came out strong in the 2nd half, topped off with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Barkley, both of whom were fed by Kevin Mirallas just five minutes apart. It was a bit of an awakening for the Toffee attack, coming off a stretch of five goals scored over their last six matches. They have a trip to Newcastle left to wrap up their double gameweek.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas scored two late goals to give Everton a come-back 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

Naismith scored in the 74th minute after a spectacular flick by substitute Steven Pienaar to level the game and Kevin Mirallas scored a fantastic free kick with five minutes to go to put Everton on top. Substitute Steven Pienaar was the focal point of the comeback but both goal scorers should be given credit as well. The win sees Everton move up a spot in the table after Tottenham only won a point against Hull City.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Kevin Mirallas was all over the pitch against West Brom with a goal and a lot of feisty play but it wasn't enough to secure the points for the Toffees at the Hawthorns.

The Belgian forward scored the opening goal of the match against West Brom but Everton could neither add to their lead nor could they prevent the Baggies from equalizing in their Monday clash. With a chance to go fourth with a win, Everton were slightly disappointing against struggling opposition. Mirallas missed out on a chance for a spectacular goal in the second half but he also received a yellow card and a number of other fouls as well as getting hacked frequently by West Brom defenders.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Kevin Mirallas is always equally likely to make an attacking impact or turn up injured and this week he is in danger of the latter being the case.

The Everton winger/forward has an ankle issue that has him rated as 50/50 to play against Manchester City on Saturday. Given the quality of the opponent Mirallas probably wasn't high on your list of likely fantasy starters but the potential that he will miss out should remove him entirely from your thinking. For the same reasons - quality of opponent and Mirallas' uncertain status - no potential replacement has any fantasy value either.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Kevin Mirallas has been a great find for Everton when he has been healthy. He was healthy against Real Betis and was Everton's driving force.

All the Belgian has to do to ensure that Everton remain a dangerous attacking side is stay healthy. The problem is that he found good health difficult to maintain last season. Many fantasy managers soured on Mirallas due to his injuries but if he can remain healthy he could be a great bargain in the middle of a potent Everton attack that boasts more options than it has in some time with Kone, Jelavic, Fellaini, and Baines (assuming the latter two stay of course).
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:45:00 AM