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Philip Jagielka | Defensemen

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183

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Everton look set to offer former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic a return to the Premier League…
The blue half of Merseyside is a flutter with stories that Everton might be about to offer former Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic a return to the PL. The 33-year-old center-back - who won five PL titles and the Champions League with United – has never settled at Inter Milan and would be keen to return to the PL while he is able to perform at the top level. Everton are down to the bare bones in central defence, with no cover for Phil Jagielka and John Stones so the experience of Vidic might provide Roberto Martinez with just what he is looking for. Especially now an £8m move for Scott Dann has been snubbed with Crystal Palace demanding double that figure and offering Dann a new £65k deal. Jul 13 - 6:07 AM
Source: The Metro

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Roberto Martinez is on pole position to sign Juventus center-back Angelo Ogbonna in a £7 million deal…

According to reports in Italy, Juventus are ready to listen to offers for center-back Angelo Ogbonna and Everton are ready to pounce. The 27-year-old made 25 appearances in Juve’s double-winning season and was on the bench for the Champions League final. But has struggled to nail down a regular first team spot. His availability has alerted West Ham and Southampton, but Roberto Martinez has been tracking the player all summer and thought to be favorite to land him for a fee in the region of £7m. Italian international Ogbonna will relish the chance to revive his career in the PL with the Euros coming at the end of the season and provide Everton with a quality alternative to John Stones and Phil Jagielka.
Jul 6 - 5:42 AM

Everton and Sunderland are battling it out with each other – and German club Schalke – for the signature of Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori…

The 28-year-old Astori spent last season on loan at Roma – featuring in Champions and Europa League campaigns – but now faces a drop into Serie B with parent club Cagliari, who were relegated in his absence. This has alerted PL pair Everton and Sunderland, who are both in the market for central defensive cover. Sunderland are seeking a regular partner for Sebastian Coates, with neither John O’Shea nor Wes Brown convincing this season. Everton meanwhile are down to the bare bone of Phil Jagielka and John Stones, following the release of Sylvain Distin and Antolin Alcaraz – and no progress in their pursuit of Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann. Astori is an Italian international (10 caps) and likely to be available for somewhere in the region of £3 – 4 million.
Source: HITC
Jun 24 - 6:22 AM

Phil Jagielka scored an early goal that ended up being the winner in a 1-0 Everton win over Southampton.

The win is the third consecutive win for Everton, who are now practically safe from relegation. Southampton must feel disappointed once again as they were arguably the better team but just couldn't finish in front of goal. Ronald Koeman stated after that he was disappointed by the result but not the performance, which is a fair evaluation of what happened. The Saints must either get Grazianno Pelle back in form or find goals from another source, but the drought must end soon if they want to fight for a spot in a European competition.
Apr 4 - 12:42 PM

Captain Phil Jagielka made a saving block but then deflected a Tomas Rosicky shot into his own net as Everton dropped a 2-0 decision to Arsenal.

Coming off a big boost in Europe Cup action and facing an Arsenal team who looked bad in Europe both clubs reverted to form as Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates. Everton had a few solid chances but they couldn't capitalize while their opponents were more clinical and rode that finishing to a win.
Mar 1 - 11:54 AM

Phil Jagielka will be assessed game by game but is most likely out for New Year's Day.

All we know is that Jagielka will be assessed game by game and that he has ligament damage in his ankle. Ligament damage is a serious problem and the likely of him playing tomorrow is very close to zero. John Stones will also be assessed and is more likely to feature than Jagielka.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Roberto Martinez will be sweating on the fitness of a number of players ahead of the clash with Newcastle at St James’ Park in GW19.

The Toffees came through a particularly bruising encounter against Stoke having lost the game one nil and up to four of today's starters because of injury. In the first half alone over ten minutes of extra time were played as Phil Jagielka and John Stones [both ankle], Tim Howard [calf] and Ross Barkley [nose] all received treatment while Ryan Shawcross was left with a bloodied and bandaged head. Kevin Mirallas was also the recipient of a heavy Charlie Adam challenge during the second half. Howard and Jagielka remain the biggest doubts with Joel Robles and Antolin Alcaraz the likely benefactors in what the manager bills as a "pivotal" game on Tyneside – Everton are currently 13 points behind last season’s total at the same stage.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Phil Jagielka was solid in Everton's 3-1 win over QPR on Monday, finishing with nine fantasy points despite not getting a clean sheet.

Jagielka has had a fairly solid fantasy season and has improved in recent weeks with Everton's improvement on defense. He has had 10, 7, 4, and 9 fantasy points in the past four weeks, which is a reliable source of points. His price is still a bit high so we would shy away from him in the Yahoo! game. Feel free to use him in other formats where his price is more affordable.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Everton looked to be on the losing end of the derby with their fierce rivals, Liverpool, but a late strike by club captain Phil Jagielka in stoppage time rescues a point for the Toffees in a 1-1 draw.

Another Merseyside classic is in the books. Liverpool had more chances in the match and were given the go-ahead goal in the 65th minute. However, they squandered opportunities to add to their score, as Tim Howard came up with a couple of big saves. There probably weren't too many investors in Jags this week, but there probably wasn't much investment in the Liverpool defense either. Kevin Mirallas left this game a half hour in with a hamstring issue and will likely miss some time.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Roberto Martinez will not rule out Phil Jageilka for Everton's clash with Manchester United on Sunday, but he did state the defender's chances were unlikely.

With the way John Stones has performed in his absence, there is no reason for Martinez to push Jagielka at all, so Stones owners should feel relatively safe in their asset. Everton picked up all 21 possible points in the seven games he missed prior to their defeat last weekend to Crystal Palace so it would be hard to justify making changes at the back. Even when Jagielka is declared fully fit, there's no guarantee he will slot right back in to the XI.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 02:36:00 PM

In an effort to boost match fitness, Roberto Martinez says a behind closed doors friendly has been arranged next week for Phil Jageilka.

While the phrase "ruled out" doesn't appear in the limited space of a Twitter report, the information provided can only lead one to conclude that he will not be back for the weekend trip to Sunderland, not the hosting of Palace in the second match of their double gameweek. This now makes the prospect of using John Stones this gameweek a safe one, as the converted fullback continues to hold his own at center back, and an economic one, as he is 3.5m less than the next cheapest route to a Toffee clean sheet, Sylvain Distin.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Roberto Martinez stated in a recent press conference that Everton center back Phil Jagielka is making strides in recovering from his hamstring injury, but the boss will not rush him back to action.

Martinez stressed the importance of having Jagielka back fully fit for the run in, and that youngster John Stones has deputized admirably when called upon. Without absolute clarity before the double gameweek deadlne, both Jagielka and Stones carry risk of playing only one or neither of those games. Only Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin are locked in to start both from the Toffee defense at this point.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Phil Jagielka has been ruled out of Everton's match this weekend with West Ham United due to a hamstring injury the center back picked up in training this week.

Jagielka's absence would mean a spot start for either youngster John Stones or veteran Antolin Alcaraz to partner Sylvain Distin in the center of the Toffee defense. Alcaraz has spent his share of time in the physio room himself, so Stones my have the inside track, but those looking for a budget option here will have no guarantee.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Roberto Martinez confirmed that Phil Jagielka could be out for as long as four weeks as the Everton center back recovers from a hamstring injury.

Martinez went on to add, "Knowing Phil, he'll be back sooner." After New Year's Day, the Toffees do not have another league game until the 11th of January, so with Martinez's optimism, Jags may only miss one more match. Everton travel to Stoke City to begin 2014, and if you want a budget option from their defense, Antolin Alcaraz, currently valued at 7.39m, should be assured of another start.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 02:52:00 PM