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Jonny Evans | Defensemen | #6

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 170

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There was a surprising omission from the West Bromwich Albion squad on Saturday as Jonny Evans missed out on the opening day.
The Baggies skipper complained of a tight hamstring during the warm-up of last weekend’s final pre-season friendly and Evans was withdrawn as a precaution: "The moment they report a problem, no matter how slight, there is no point taking chances," said Director of Performance Mark Gillett who went onto add: "Gareth [McAuley] and James [Morrison] have made good progress and we are confident they will be able to join the group for full training this week." The news should’ve left Tony Pulis with all his senior squad for the visit of Bournemouth. However, there was no Evans while McAuley is out "for a couple of weeks" and Morrison faces a race against time to return in game week two. The absence of Evans handed Ahmed Hegazi his debut alongside Craig Dawson and the Egypt international didn't disappoint after he opened the scoring with a bullet header on 31 minutes. Aug 12 - 10:54 AM


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Leicester City are considering a second bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans after their initial £10 million offer was rejected.

Leicester City are reportedly focusing their efforts on Evans after becoming frustrated with Middlesbrough's £20million valuation of Ben Gibson, with manager Craig Shakespeare keen to add another defender following the signing of Hull City's Harry Maguire for a fee in the region of £17million. It's understood Shakespeare is happy to launch an improved bid for the former Manchester United defender, but it is unclear whether or not the new fee will be high enough to sway West Brom into selling him. Evans has been ever-present at the heart of West Brom's defense since swapping Old Trafford for the Hawthorns in August 2015, and this past season was a vital part of the club's most successful term under Tony Pulis. The 29-year-old made 31 leagues appearances as the Baggies finished 10th in the table and 9th in goal difference.
Source: The Sun
Jun 19 - 7:39 PM

West Bromwich Albion has been in terrible form and it continued in their final match of the season today as they took a 0-1 advantage late into the match with Swansea City, only to lose 2-1.

West Brom end the season going winless in their final twelve league games, collecting just two points over that span. Today, it looked as though they might end on a positive note, as Jonny Evans got them out in front, heading home a Darren Fletcher corner in the 33rd minute. Swansea were able to battle back and score twice in the final twenty minutes to win it though, as the Baggies failed to keep up whatever motivation they had left. They still finish the season in the top half of the table, only just.
Source: NBC Sports
May 21 - 12:14 PM

Jonny Evans faces a race against time to be fit for Fridays encounter against the would-be Champions Chelsea.

The Baggies defender suffered an ankle knock during the first half of last weekend’s game at Burnley, and despite his best efforts to continue, Evans was forced off before the hour mark. "It’s a massive game next Friday, so we need Jonny fit," Pulis said. "He’s a top player at this level so hopefully we can get him patched up and get him playing against Chelsea. We looked at him at half-time, he wanted to give it a couple of minutes. He was disappointed being brought off so that shows his character." If the 29-year-old does miss out, then Tony Pulis can call on Allan Nyom with former Bournemouth and Stoke defender Marc Wilson, who made his debut at Turf Moor, switching to centre-back.
May 9 - 5:04 AM

With Matt Phillips out again in Week 28 against Everton, Jonny Evans is likely to start a second consecutive Premier League match.

Jonny Evans was a surprise starter in Week 27 and it looks like there's a very good chance that it will happen again in Week 28 at Goodison Park. The upside for fantasy managers, especially in draft/auction leagues, is that Evans may well be available on waivers in a week when there are far fewer players available than usual due to FA Cup obligations on the part of many teams in the Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 10 - 6:56 PM

Jonny Evans started last weekend after returning from an injury layoff but don't expect him to start again if Matt Phillips returns from his hamstring injury.

Jonny Evans and Matt Phillips aren't exactly players you'd expect to be vying for the same spot in a starting line-up. Evans is generally a center back while Phillips is an attacking midfielder. It does appear, however, that their fates or at least their playing time will be intertwined going down the stretch this season. Tony Pulis moved Chris Brunt up to deputize for Phillips due to a hamstring injury last weekend leaving a spot open for Evans to come in. With Phillips' injury status for this week up in the air it would seem Evans' situation is equally unclear.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 3 - 1:51 PM

Jonny Evans started in Albion's Week 26 win over Bournemouth but it may not be a permanent move given the circumstances.

It appears that Jonny Evans' start was a direct result of the unexpected late injury to Matt Phillips. Chris Brunt moved up from full back to midfield to fill in for Phillips opening up a spot for Evans to come into the line-up. Tony Pulis seems to be focused on a more attacking line-up featuring Brunt at the back and Phillips in midfield when both are healthy. Pulis may adjust his attacking bent based on the opponent but Brunt and Ayew seem to be starters in his typical starting eleven these days with Evans likely a reserve.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 28 - 1:34 PM

Jonny Evans finally returned in Week 25 with a substitute appearance against West Ham but his status as a starter is still very much in question.

Albion are playing well over recent weeks with a back four featuring two outside backs - Chris Brunt and Alan Nyom - along with two center backs - Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson. Compared to earlier in the season when Evans was starting regularly as part of a three or four CB alignment there just aren't as many spots. Evans' first match back lent credence to the notion that he may have to content himself with a spot as a key reserve rather than as a starter for at least the time being if not longer.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 24 - 2:57 PM

It has been a long road for Jonny Evans returning from what had been thought to be a minor calf injury. He should be ready for the Week 25 trip to West Ham.

While Jonny Evans is reportedly fit to return to action after five missed matches, it isn't a certainty that he will slide back into the starting line-up immediately. Tony Pulis has played a more traditional back four with Brunt and Nyom closer resembling fullbacks than center backs. If Pulis persists with that alignment it would leave him to select two of Craig Dawson, Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans to play centrally. Pulis could just as easily revert to a beefier CB-heavy alignment as well. Fantasy managers will have to keep alert to the fact that Pulis now has some different options that he probably trusts.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 10 - 11:33 AM

West Brom defender Jonny Evans looks likely to miss out on the Middlesbrough match due to a lingering calf injury.

The Northern Irish international has missed the last three matches, including two Premier League fixtures, after leaving the club's win against Hull City at the beginning of January. Without Evans, it looks like manager Tony Pulis will have to continue with Allan Nyom and Chris Brunt as fullbacks and Craig Dawson shifting inside with Gareth McAuley. Said Pulis: "Jonny Evans is still a worry for us, we're not sure whether Jonny will be available. If I was going to be perfectly honest, I would say he'll most probably miss the Middlesbrough game."
Jan 30 - 7:10 AM

Jonny Evans once again faces a late fitness test as he looks to return to the West Brom line-up after suffering a calf injury.

Evans has been struggling with a calf complaint on and off for about a month now. The former Manchester United center back's initial calf issue popped up during Week 17 and here we are heading to Week 22 and he's still not certain to be ready to go. Unless you can leave decision making to the last minute it is probably best to assume that Evans won't be available yet again. The upside is that if he does play he has a home date against Sunderland which could be a win and a clean sheet.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 20 - 11:17 AM

Following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spurs this weekend, West Brom will look to get Jonny Evans and Allan Nyom back as soon as possible.

Evans missed out on the weekend due to a calf injury as Jonas Olsson filled in for the former Manchester United man. Manager Tony Pulis said the club hopes to have him back in action for the upcoming weekend against Sunderland. "We were not expecting him to miss the Spurs game so we’re taking nothing for granted. It’s a different injury to his earlier problem but it is in the same area as his calf. We will have to wait and see." Meanwhile, Nyom continues to miss out as the club waits to receive international clearance from Cameroon, who is also holding up Joel Matip at Liverpool. But FIFA is set to intervene this week with the hope of clearing them for the weekend.
Jan 16 - 5:28 PM

Jonny Evans appeared close to a return for Week 17 but here we are at Week 18 and he's still not a sure thing to start against the Gunners.

Evans has been out for a few weeks with a calf complaint and he looked ready to take on his former club, Manchester United last weekend but he wasn't quite ready. The way the injury and his chances of playing were described it sounded like a sure thing that he'd be ready with another eight days to prepare. Apparently not so as Tony Pulis has indicated that while he's "hoping" that Evans will be ready he may not be. Certainly doesn't sound like anything you should be basing a fantasy line-up on.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Jonny Evans faces a late check on his calf ahead of the Week 17 match between West Brom and his former club Manchester United at the Hawthorns.

Tony Pulis was down to two center backs in his starting line-up for Albion's 3-1 midweek win over struggling Swansea City. Whether that was a tactical decision to take advantage of the Swans' poor form or the result of Evans' health and Craig Dawson's suspension isn't clear. With a more talented opponent arriving at the Hawthorns over the weekend Pulis will likely revert to at least three center backs. Dawson is back to join Gareth McAuley and the manager will hope that Evans is fit to make it a trio. If not, expect Jonas Olsson to be the third center back against the Red Devils.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Jonny Evans missed last weekend's loss to Liverpool at Anfield due to suspension but will be back in Week 10 for the visit of Manchester City.

Playing against Manchester City is not exactly the time you want to invest in a defender or re-insert him into your line-up. Albion have been resolute in their defending as is the habit of Tony Pulis teams. Evans may well have lots of opportunities for tackles won and passes intercepted but that must be balanced by the potential downside of the avalanche of negative points for yellow cards (which is why Evans was suspended) and goals against. Even with City struggling recently, my inclination would be to stay away.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 10:42:00 AM