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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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Johnny Evans' own goal in the second half completed a two goal Newcastle comeback and yielded an unsatisfying draw.
West Brom will certainly see dropping a two goal lead a two points lost. Playing at home with a two goal lead in the second half should end in victory. Second half goals from Ciaran Clark and then the OG from Evans balanced out goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field. Nov 28 - 4:55 PM

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Northern Ireland are sweating on the fitness of Jonny Evans after the West Brom centre-back limped off with a suspected groin strain at Southampton on Saturday.

The Baggies defender was caught twice [accidentally] during the opening exchanges, on each occasion hitting the St Mary’s turf hard. Initially it seemed that Evans had landed awkwardly on his shoulder, but manager Tony Pulis revealed post-match that he had been replaced due to a muscular problem. "Jonny's [injury is his] groin," he said. "We're not sure [on the severity] until we scan it tomorrow." While West Brom have cover should he miss out this weekend – Allan Nyom, Gareth McAuley or Chris Brunt could all come into the side – the sight of Evans limping off will be more of a concern to Michael O’Neill whose Northern Ireland side take on Switzerland in a two-legged World Cup qualifying play-off game next month.
Source: Daily Mail
Oct 23 - 5:34 PM

Jonny Evans, through either transfer speculation or injury, is unlikely to be involved as West Brom face off with Stoke City in Week 3 Premier League action.

Ahmed Hegazi will likely continue to deputize as both Evans and Gareth McAuley miss out for a third consecutive week to start the season. Hegazi has been one of the unexpected stars of the fantasy Premier League season thus far with a goal and two clean sheets over the first two matches despite being a virtual unknown before the season kicked off.
Aug 25 - 9:36 PM

Jonny Evans is suffering from a hamstring issue and will likely miss Albion's trip to Turf Moor in Week 2.

With Evans likely out and Gareth McAuley still recovering as well, Ahmed Hegazi will almost certainly join Craig Dawson in the center of defense for Tony Pulis' side at Turf Moor in Week 2. If the rumors of Evans' move to the Etihad come to fruition then both players, Evans and Hegazi, could see their fantasy value rise with Hegazi potentially graduating to presumed starter while Evans would be likely to see more clean sheets at the Etihad than at the Hawthorns.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 18 - 1:42 PM

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 20 - 11:17 AM