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Nikica Jelavic | Forward

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 194

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Hull City lost the services Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez in the first half due to injury.
Both strikers were forced off before the 40-minute mark. Jelavic was pulled in the 33rd minute and Hernandez came off six minutes later. Robbie Brady and Tom Ince came on as replacements, but the visitors were left without a recognized striker on the pitch. Hull managed just two shots on goal the entire match. Things won't get any easier for the Tigers next Sunday when they travel on the road to face West Ham, a team that is currently ranked seventh in the latest PL standings. Jan 10 - 1:29 PM
Source: ESPN FC

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Hull City deservedly won at home to a weak Everton side by a score of 2-0.

Nikica Jelavic and Ahmed Elmohamady each scored a goal to give Hull City a 2-0 lead that they held for the entire match. Antolin Alcaraz was sent off for a second yellow near the end of the match, making Everton's defensive struggles even more worrisome. With Tim Howard out, Everton makes for a great matchup for opposing forwards.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 1 - 12:46 PM

Nikica Jelavic trained fully over the international break and is set to make his return from a knee injury.

Hull City are quietly dropping down the table and need the sort of boost that getting three starters back can provide for their Week 12 match with Spurs. Nikica Jelavic joins other returnees Michael Dawson and Allan McGregor in returning for the match at the KC Stadium. Despite Spurs poor showings of late, Hull City will be hard pressed to pick up points given their own rotten form.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Nikica Jelavic was expected to start at the Emirates last weekend but was a late scratch with a knee issue that could see him out for as long as six weeks.

The Croatian forward has been in great form for Steve Bruce so far this season but Hull City will have to get by without him as he will be on the shelf for approximately six weeks with a knee complaint. Abel Hernandez will likely continue to start with Bruce likely to see which of Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez is better suited to play regularly in Jelavic's stead.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Nikica Jelavic is in fantastic scoring form for Hull City this season with Week 7 seeing him score his fourth goal in seven league matches.

The Croatian hit man has played all but 10 minutes of the Premier League season for Steve Bruce and it is easy to see why. Despite the volume of new attacking arrivals at the KC Stadium, Jelavic has kept his place by scoring goals and doing so fairly efficiently. You'd like to see more than 6 of his 17 shots hit the target but his ability to turn six shots on target into four goals helps make up for the inaccuracy. In formats that prioritize goals over other contributions, Jelavic has been one of the better forwards in the league. In formats that put a greater value on secondary actions (SOTs, corners won, successful crosses, etc.) Jelavic is an OK option but he becomes a poor play when he doesn't score.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 03:13:00 PM

With three goals in five matches so far this season, Nikica Jelavic is repaying Steve Bruce's faith in the former Everton man.

Steve Bruce was widely panned for his purchases of Shane Long and Jelavic last January but after Long yielded a massive short term profit, Jelavic has provided the goals that the manager hoped he was getting for his money. With three goals in five Premier League matches this season Jelavic more closely resembles the player who won PL Player of the Month in April of 2012 while playing for Everton. The 2012-13 season brought a deep slump but he seems to have come out the other side and should be considered a solid starter in unique ownership leagues and leagues with restrictive salary caps.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Nikica Jelavic was wonderful in Hull City's 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

Jelavic scored a fantastic scissor-kick goal to open up the scoring and was instrumental in winning a point. New signing Mohamed Diame then scored from outside the box to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. It was Newcastle's Papiss Cisse who ruined the party with two late goals but Hull have no excuse to give up a 2-0 lead. Hull City have been quite mediocre this season and this result confirms that. They sit in 9th place with six points and will likely hover around that position for the rest of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Nikica Jelavic's Week 2 performance wasn't great but it was the best Hull City could muster in their 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

Breaking double digits in the Yahoo format is a solid barometer that you've had a good fantasy week. Nikica Jelavic can be satisfied that he hit that mark on the strength of his opportunistic opener against the Potters. Where fantasy managers will worry is that he didn't do much else of note during the match. Goals are hard to predict and it's even harder to pick a forward who gets few points other than the goals.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Blackburn Rovers are holding out for the entire fee Hull City received for Shane Long or maybe even more if they are to part with prolific hitman Jordan Rhodes.

Hull City looked like savvy players in the transfer market when they more than doubled their money on Shane Long in approximately six months (half of which were vacation months). That windfall may quickly head back out the door if reports are to be believed that Hull City want Jordan Rhodes and Blackburn want the entire £12million for the man who has scored 53 goals for them in 99 Championship appearances. It seems likely Rhodes will want to make the move but will the clubs come to an agreement?
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaijko, Brozovic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Olic, Jelavic

Mario Mandzukic is suspended for the opening match for the Croatians so Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic gets his shot at leading the line against Brazil.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Hull City looked to be heading for a possible upset after Manchester City went down to ten men only ten minutes into the match, but the Tigers could not convert their chances and allowed the Sky Blues to take the points in a 0-2 loss.

Nikica Jelavic was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity early when he was tackled by Vincent Komapny, but the man advantage would not help their cause for the remainder of the match. If anything, it made Manchester City a more focused group. Jelavic went on to have a few more chances and put in a good shift, but he could not find the net. George Boyd had a huge chance in the 68th minute, but took a dive in the box rather than attempt to score, a move that should have been carded but instead Joe Hart would get a yellow for his unsporting behavior after the non-call. Hull have a double gameweek on the horizon, and the fixtures are pretty kind, so there are prospects to consider from the Tigers in spite of a poor fantasy day from the club.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Nikica Jelavic continued his resurgence, scoring twice as Hull City rolled over Cardiff City 0-4.

Hull City took advantage of a dire Cardiff defense, creating space with ease and finishing on their chances. Regardless of how poorly the Bluebirds defended, the Jelavic/ Shane Long partnership has begun to look somewhat dangerous and Jelavic has shown he can score multiple goals in the Premier League, making him somewhat on the fantasy radar, especially in upcoming weeks with several clubs not playing. Along with scoring twice to give him three goals in three matches, he was involved in the opening goal from Tom Huddlestone.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 02:02:00 PM

Hull City have moved to shore up their goal-scoring weakness by completing a move for Nikica Jelavic and agreeing with WBA on a fee for Shane Long.

This is undoubtedly good news for a Hull City team that has played very well this season but has lacked consistent goal-scoring from the forward position. It is also great news for Nikica Jelavic who has found himself firmly entrenched on the Goodison Park bench. The expected move for Long may mean that he won't be the presumed starter every week but even a chance of getting significant minutes and rediscovering his form is a big deal. At 6.64, Jelavic is priced very reasonably and if the Long deal isn't official before the weekend he might be a very useful stop gap purchase with Steve Bruce's men playing fellow relegation strugglers Norwich City.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Hull City and Everton have agreed on a fee for transfer of forward Nikica Jelavic.

A statement was released on Hull City's official website Friday night acknowledging that an agreement had been reached with Everton over the transfer of striker Nikica Jelavic. It will now be up to Hull and the 28-year-old Croatian international to decide the fate of his future. Jelavic has scored 21 goals in 69 appearances for Everton since joining them from Rangers in January 2012, but has played just 50 minutes total for the Toffees since late September. Romelu Lukaku is the team's first choice at striker and injured Gerard Deulofeu is their No. 2 when healthy.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 01:47:00 AM

Tony Pulis has targeted Nikica Jelavic and Tom Ince as he steps up his bid to strengthen Crystal Palace’s survival mission.

Jelavic can score goals in the top flight but has had a terrible 18 months at Everton and has lost his place to Romelu Lukaku so is rumoured to be keen to find a way out of Goodison Park. Palace boss Pulis is ready to pay £3.5 million for the forward and has made an enquiry for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, while Blackburn defender Scott Dann also remains on the radar. All three players would significantly improve the Palace first team as their attempts to avoid relegation continue to gather pace.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 05:50:00 AM