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Jonny Evans | Defensemen | #6

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 170

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Jonny Evans knee injury has healed to the point where he has been deemed available for the Week 35 match-up with Liverpool in the Premier League.
If I'm a center back playing for a team about to be relegated, the last thing I want to see on my way back from a leg injury is Liverpool and Mo Salah. Perhaps Evans gets a start regardless but it is hard to see much logic in bringing a player back into that environment regardless of how much recent success Albion have had against the Reds. It seems unlikely that many people will be counting on Evans for fantasy purposes but keep in mind that the cautious play would be waiting until next week to bring him back into the starting line-up. Apr 20 - 4:23 PM

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Nacer Chadli and Sam Field could return for the Baggies this weekend following their recovery from respective thigh and calf injuries.

The pair came through an hour-long workout for the U23 side on Monday evening and providing neither suffers a setback, first-team coach Darren Moore will have both players at his disposal: "We can be optimistic Sam and Nacer will be available for selection at Old Trafford," Director of Performance Mark Gillett said. However, he remained coy on the availability of Daniel Sturridge who has missed the last two months after suffering a hamstring injury at Chelsea in February. The Liverpool loanee "could" be back in training before the end of the week, but even if passed fit, he can expect no more than a place on the bench. Jonny Evans is also battling to overcome the knee problem which forced him out of the game against Swansea; the centre-back is "making progress" although there are no guarantees at this stage.
Apr 12 - 4:51 AM

Jonny Evans could return to the West Brom line-up for the trip to the Vitality Stadium after missing out last weekend with an illness.

Typically, you wouldn't expect an illness to cause a player to miss more than one match. Unless there's something particularly unusual here, look for Evans to be back in the center of defense as West Brom continue to look for a miracle run to safety over the final eight matches of the Premier League season. West Brom have struggled mightily enough that even on a week where there aren't many options available, Evans and other West Brom defenders are still a hard sell fantasy-wise.
Mar 16 - 3:24 PM

Illness has Jonny Evans listed as a doubt for Saturday's visit of Leicester City as part of Week 30 of Premier League action.

West Brom are already struggling mightily even when they have their first choice players. Alan Pardew went into the week knowing that Gareth Barry, Nacer Chadli, Daniel Sturridge, and James Morrison would all be out and then illness added Jonny Evans to that list. It certainly isn't an all-star team on the sidelines but it is certainly, by quality and quantity, a group that would significantly improve Albion's chances of picking up sorely needed points at home. Look for the Foxes to win comfortably at the Hawthorns.
Mar 9 - 3:26 PM

Jonny Evans should be sufficiently recovered from his back ailment to play at least some part against Chelsea on Monday Night Football.

The former Manchester United man has been struggling for fitness recently but has been rated as available, if not fully fit, for Monday's clash with the defending champions. Given Chelsea's form, a full strength West Brom side could take an unlikely point or three at Stamford Bridge. Whether Evans starts or is only available as a substitute is another question entirely.
Feb 9 - 3:54 PM

Jonny Evans has recovered from the "injury" that kept him out of West Brom's Week 25 match that happened to coincide with the closing of a transfer window where Evans was much-discussed.

Whether Evans was legitimately injured or not isn't terribly important at this point. What is important is that he won't be leaving West Brom until the summer at the earliest and that he seems to be ready to go heading into the Week 26 match-up against Southampton at the Hawthorns. Look for Evans to be restored to the starting eleven for a match where Albion have a reasonable chance of posting a clean sheet.
Feb 2 - 2:00 PM

Jonny Evans should be available for Alan Pardew on Saturday despite a foot injury that kept him out of the FA Cup and persistent rumors linking him to Manchester City or Arsenal during the January window.

The foot injury that kept Evans out in mid-week was clearly fairly minor. Perhaps the bigger worry for Albion is the long-term future of the former Manchester United center back. Both Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked to moves and both clubs certainly need the sort of stability and Premier League experience that Evans can offer. Evans' departure should be anticipated over the next couple of weeks with him likely missing a match toward the end of the month as negotiations heat up.
Jan 12 - 2:05 PM

Alan Pardew named a strong side at Exeter City in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Baggies boss made just four changes for the tricky third-round tie at St James’ Park. Claudio Yacob and Jake Livermore were named on the bench while Craig Dawson was rested after picking up a slight knock at West Ham. Pardew also confirmed the defender had "very, very high" levels of fatigue following his recent return from a long-term knee injury. Jonny Evans was the other notable absentee after complaining of a ‘sore foot’ following training on Friday. Officially, the club say his withdrawal was precautionary, although with the centre-back heavily linked with a January move away from the club, the update will only serve to fan the flames of the rumour mill with Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United heavily linked.
Jan 6 - 10:35 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 04:55:00 PM

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
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 05:34:00 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.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 09:36:00 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
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:42:00 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.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 10:54:00 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
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 07:39:00 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
Sun, May 21, 2017 12:14:00 PM