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Jonny Evans | Defensemen

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 170

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According to Tony Pulis, Jonny Evans is 50/50 to face Sunderland and their new manager Sam Allardyce on Saturday.
West Brom have four key players facing similar fitness situations with Evans, James Morrison, Salomon Rondon, and Saido Berahino all questionable. The Baggies are a thin squad at full health and that list of "questionables" represents their three best attacking players as well as a starter in the center of defense. West Brom have struggled to keep their defensive shape over the past two weeks in addition to their standing issues with scoring goals. It could be the perfect weekend for Sunderland to get a much-needed debut win under Sam Allardyce. Oct 16 - 11:35 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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West Bromwich Albion went about things in their typical defensive-minded fashion but they had all they could handle from Crystal Palace, shipping two second half goals and losing 0-2.

Palace were giving the Baggies fit throughout the match, mainly from the pace and trickery of Wilfried Zaha on the outside and the distribution of Yohan Cabaye down the middle. Things became ominous as the fragile reputation of Jonny Evans materialzied yet again, as the defender has to be removed inside the opening half-hour with a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, Tony Pulis made a halftime switch that may have backfired as he replaced one of his better attacking weapons in Saido Berahino and West Brom hardly gave Palace much trouble in their final third. With Jonas Olsson already banged up and Gareth McAuley only returning from an injury, the typically gold mine for fantasy managers of Baggie defenders has taken a bit of a hit. James Chester looks to benefit from more playing time, should any of the others miss additional time.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 3 - 10:37 AM

Jonny Evans took all the plaudits for his outstanding performance against Southampton on Saturday but supporters would’ve been concerned to see the Republic of Ireland international limp off with just 5 minutes remaining.

However, good news from the Baggies’ camp as West Brom confirm that Evans was only suffering from cramp and the 27 year-old should be fine for the trip to Villa Park in GW6. Pulis rung the changes for the visit of the Saints despite a win last time out. Jonas Olsson was one of four players to make way while the manager changed his formation slightly to accommodate Rickie Lambert who was handed a start – against his former employers - for the first time since leaving St Marys’ back in 2014. Saturday also marked the return of Saido Berahino but the England U21 was unable to make any impact during his 35 minute cameo.
Sep 14 - 7:28 AM

After joining the Manchester United alumni association at the Hawthorns near the transfer deadline, Jonny Evans could get his first start this weekend.

With Joleon Lescott moved on to Aston Villa there is an opening for a center back at the Hawthorns and given the price paid, it seems likely that Jonny Evans will step right in. He should be considered an above average center back in all systems that favor clean sheets, tackles won, aerial duals won and passes intercepted as Tony Pulis defenses are well-known for producing a lot of all of those things for their center backs. Evans should be owned in single-ownership fantasy formats and at least started when the Baggies have mid-table and lower match-ups.
Sep 11 - 4:17 PM

Jonny Evans is reportedly getting close to an £8million move from Manchester United to Everton.

With only a year to go on his contract and having seen Manchester United sign Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to long-term extensions, Jonny Evans has seen the writing on the wall. The move to Everton, where Phil Jagielka is aging and Sylvain Distin has left, makes sense even if the £8million fee seems a little steep for a player who could leave for free next summer and clearly isn't part of the long term plan. This deal seems likely to close in fairly short order.
Jul 16 - 3:56 PM

Everton are interested in luring Jonny Evans away from Manchester United this summer, and they have a second player in mind should the Northern Irishman target fall through.

Rumor has it that should the Toffees fail to land Evans on a permanent deal, they will then target Tyler Blackett for a loan spell. Everton need to fill the void left by Sylvain Distin. John Stones will likely prefer the Evans plans to fall through if he remains with the club as Evans would surely be a bigger threat to his minutes than Blackett would.
May 27 - 12:19 PM

Jonny Evans is back from suspension and injury but Louis Van Gaal has indicated that he is short of the playing rhythm necessary to start.

Evans has missed a couple of months between a six match ban and a minor injury so that he is lacking "rhythm" isn't surprising. With United needing points to keep Liverpool at bay, Louis Van Gaal won't be taking any chances on players who he doesn't feel are ready to contribute. We might see Evans again this season if United lock down fourth place but it seems unlikely to happen before Week 38 unless injuries to others dictate it.
May 8 - 1:25 PM

Jonny Evans is now eligible to play again after being suspended but a nerve issue in his lower back will keep him from the squad.

With the emergence of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as a strong defensive pairing, it seems unlikely that Evans was going to start anyway so fantasy managers aren't missing out on much with the news that Evans is injured.
May 1 - 3:38 PM

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse have both been charged by the FA for their respective roles in the spitting incident in yesterday's match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at St James Park.

Video evidence shows that Jonny Evans spit at Cisse after the two collided during the run of play. Further evidences shows that Cisse retaliated in kind. Unless one or both players lodges and wins an appeal, both will be suspended for six matches. Given the video evidence, it seems unlikely that any appeal would be successful. Least of all for Evans who instigated the incident. Remarkable that spitting can be reviewed and get you six matches when Ashley Barnes' near leg-breaker on Nemanja Matic can't be reviewed and would only have gotten him three matches if it had been reviewed. The players have until Friday to respond.
Mar 5 - 3:15 PM

Since his return from injury pundits have openly discussed the merits of utilising Angel di Maria in a deeper role with the game in front of him as opposed to his more advanced position of recent times with the Argentine playing with his back to goal.

Di Maria hasn’t looked comfortable and has lacked that creative spark which lit up the British Premier League on his arrival from Real Madrid - however with a change of formation following the loss of Jonny Evans [injury] United were soon on the front foot. Louis van Gaal opted to bring on James Wilson for the luckless defender which had an immediate effect and United scored within a minute of his introduction. With Di Maria playing in his preferred deeper position United were able to open up QPR and create space for the returning Radamel Falcao who would’ve added to his three goals had it not been for the heroic efforts of Rob Green and Steven Caulker.
Jan 18 - 9:35 AM

Louis Van Gaal will have to cobble together another defensive line-up with Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Rafael all injured and Chris Smalling suspended.

Paddy McNair and Michael Carrick are likely to be the central defensive pairing with Antonio Valencia coming in again on the right of the defense. With Manchester United facing another fixture that they would expect to win in most years (home against Crystal Palace) there will be a worry that the defensive absences might cause them to drop further points to opponents they would have expected to beat.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Jonny Evans won't be ready to return for the Manchester Derby despite being close in his return from an ankle injury.

The central defensive issues continue for Manchester United as Evans, Phil Jones and Paddy McNair will all be out for the big match with United's cross-town rivals. Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are likely to be the (only) choice for Louis Van Gaal in their attempts to beat the defending champions.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is facing up to a month on the sidelines amid fears that he sustained minor ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium.

The Northern Ireland international underwent further testing throughout Monday and Tuesday and although there is no definitive timescale currently Evans is expected to be out until mid-October. The news adds to Manchester United’s defensive problems with Phil Jones [hamstring], Jesse Lingard [knee] and Tyler Blackett [suspended] all missing for the visit of the in-form West Ham this weekend. With Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Rafael and Chris Smalling still available it’s not exactly panic stations at the moment but any further issues and Louis van Gaal will struggle to find a suitable replacement – however Daley Blind has been utilised defensively previously and could fill the void on a temporary basis.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 05:19:00 AM

Manchester United’s defensive problems deepen as Jonny Evans is replaced after 30 minutes at the King Power Stadium on Sunday while Tyler Blackett was shown red.

Leicester supporters witnessed one of their greatest comebacks in living memory as The Foxes came from behind to defeat a star studded United side in arguably the game of the season to date. Their second half performance was every bit as good as Manchester United’s inability to defend and now Louis van Gaal must consider his options ahead of game week six with the loss of Jonny Evans [injury] and Tyler Blackett [suspension]. Evans will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of his ankle problem although the initial signs aren’t good as he left the ground in a protective cast on crutches. With Phil Jones still 10-14 days away and Jesse Lingard out United can ill-afford any further problems - Luke Shaw is in line to make his first team bow against West Ham next weekend.
Source: skySPORTS
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 06:25:00 AM

Jonny Evans was part of United's clean sheet victory and drove his point total in Week 4 up with three blocked shots against Harry Redknapp's Queens Park Rangers.

It seems likely that Jonny Evans and Phil Jones will feature regularly in Manchester United's central defense either as part of a 4-4-2 as was shown on Sunday or with Marcos Rojo in a 3-5-2 as has been Louis Van Gaal's stated intention. In either case, Evans continued his return to form after starting the season off injured. He had three blocked shots and two intercepted passes on his way to a clean sheet.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 02:57:00 PM