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James Tomkins | Defensemen | #5

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 163

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Roy Hodgson moved quickly to allay injury fears after James Tomkins was forced off during the closing stages of Sundays last-gasp defeat to Tottenham.
Having already lost Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward to injury during the build-up to the game, Palace were without twelve players for the lunchtime kick-off - seven of which are considered first-team regulars. Palace handed under-23 defender Aaron Wan-Biassaka his senior debut while the Eagles bench was almost unrecognisable to those outside of the club. And things looked to be getting a lot worse when James Tomkins was helped off the pitch with less than 10 minutes remaining. However, post-match, Hodgson confirmed the defender had been suffering from "severe cramp" and he will be ready for the visit of Manchester United next weekend. Palace could also have Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp back to bolster the ranks – both players are hoping to rejoin the group in training this week – Monday could come too soon for Joel Ward, but he isn't too far away. Feb 26 - 8:39 AM

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Roy Hodgson has been blessed with a nearly fit squad with James Tomkins and Rubern Loftus-Cheek back fit.

The defender and midfielder has missed the last few weeks after each sustaining groin injuries in a loss to Swansea City earlier this season. But now Hodgson has revealed that the duo will be in contention, with Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souare also close to a return, to face Southampton in his first game in charge since taking over for the sacked Frank de Boer."Tomkins is now fit, as is Ruben Loftus-Cheek so it’s good to have those two back. Wilfried Zaha needs a little bit more rehabilitation time after his injury, but Mamadou Sakho is training every day and looking good."
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Mamadou Sakho is poised to return against Tottenham on Wednesday evening as James Tomkins is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The Crystal Palace centre-back spent the remaining minutes at Anfield limping around up front after he was caught by Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. "It's a bad injury for Tomkins," said Sam Allardyce. "I am very pleased there's nothing broken given the nature of the tackle. He may not be fit again this season. I think he [Grujic] was lucky to get a yellow, he wasn't in control and hit just above the ankle." Tomkins was the only change on Sunday, in for Sakho who was ineligible under the terms of his loan agreement, and Allardyce may be tempted to keep things nice and simple once again unless he decides to introduce some "fresh legs" for the visit of their London rivals. Loic Remy is fit and available, although the Chelsea loanee lacks match fitness, otherwise the Eagles are pretty much as you were.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Crystal Palace have been dealt a triple injury setback as James Tomkins, Bakary Sako and Loic Remy are not expected to play again until mid-January.

Speaking ahead of last weekends’ trip to Hull, manager Alan Pardew revealed Remy was still around "two or three weeks away from training with us" but it now looks like Palace supporters must wait a little longer before seeing the Chelsea loanee in action: "I think he will in mid-January, fingers crossed. We don't want any more setbacks and he should be OK." The Eagles boss also went on to confirm Tomkins and Sako would not play again this year despite saying "neither are too serious" just days ago. "James will be out until mid-January, as will Bakary Sako. James has a groin strain," Pardew said. Damien Delaney will cover centrally alongside Scott Dann while the right-back spot will be handed to Martin Kelly with Zeki Fryers providing cover from the bench. Sako has played just 22 minutes in the league this season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:29:00 AM

The sight of James Tomkins limping away from Selhurst Park yesterday is a concern, although Alan Pardew was trying to remain upbeat when speaking post-match: "We’ll just have to see how it is. Hopefully it’s not too bad."

The Eagles secured back-to-back Premier League wins with a 4-1 victory over Stoke on Sunday. Pardew made just one change to the side which started at the Riverside in GW4 as Tomkins came in for his first start with Damien Delaney dropping to the bench. However, the summer signing from West Ham was forced off at the break after picking up an injury and the early indications do not look promising:"He had a good first half but just over-stretched his knee a little bit when he made a tackle before half-time," revealed Pardew. Tomkins left the stadium on crutches and will have a scan today, if tests reveal ligament damage then the defender could face a number of weeks on the sidelines.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:56:00 AM

Assistant manager Keith Millen says Crystal Palace will take "no risks" with summer signing James Tomkins as he continues his recovery from a hamstring strain.

The £10m acquisition from West Ham picked up the injury on his debut while on the club’s US tour and he is battling to be fit for start of the new Premier League campaign. Despite "progressing with his work," Tomkins is expected to miss the final preseason match against Valencia on Saturday, making him a major doubt for game week one. "We can't push too quick - we have to take it day by day," said Millen. Scott Dann and Damien Delaney are expected to line-up in the heart of the Eagles defence against West Brom in a 4-4-2. However, Palace may switch to three centre-backs, once Tomkins is fully fit, with Andros Townsend and Pape Souare providing defensive cover in the wide areas.
Source: Daily Star
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of West Ham defender James Tomkins for a fee believed to be in the region of £10m.

Tomkins ends an 20-year association with the club having joined the youth ranks aged just seven, making his Premier League debut over a decade later in a 1-1 draw away at Everton. In total, across nine seasons in the first team, Tomkins made a total of 243 appearances, scoring 11 goals. He becomes Alan Pardew's third summer recruit following the arrival of club-record signing Andros Townsend, and France international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. Tomkins is expected to play alongside Scott Dann in the heart of the Eagles defence as Palace look to build upon a solid Premier League season and an FA Cup final appearance at Wembley. However, the summer spending may not have ended there with Alan Pardew reportedly keen on bringing Liverpool striker Christian Benteke to Selhurst Park.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 06:05:00 PM

James Tomkins is not on West Ham's pre-season tour in the United States.

Tomkins is drawing interest from Crystal Palace and this seems to confirm that a deal is close to being finalized. Sky Sports believes there is no agreed fee for the transfer yet, but it would probably be somewhere between £6m and £12m. Tomkins will likely start at Crystal Palace but he doesn't do enough fantasy-wise to be considered in drafts next season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 12:48:00 PM

James Tomkins is likely to miss a "few weeks" following a calf injury at Southampton on Saturday.

The Hammers defender has struggled due to a number of minor problems recently - most notably a head wound which required thirteen stitches. However, this latest setback – a suspected calf strain - is likely to keep the 26-year-old sidelined for the longest period yet. A scan on Monday will confirm the extent of the damage suffered during the defeat at St Mary's. In his absence, Joey O’Brien could fill in at right-back for the FA Cup replay against Liverpool while Sam Byram – who is ineligible on Tuesday – is a candidate in the league. Speaking ahead of the match, Slaven Bilic revealed Dimitri Payet should be okay after he escaped relatively unscathed following a rash Victor Wanyama scissor challenge which resulted in his sending-off. Andy Carroll will face his former employers following his recovery from a hamstring strain.
Source: London 24
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 06:21:00 AM

Cheikhou Kouyate is expected to recover from the minor knock which forced him off during the first half at Anfield on Saturday but James Tomkins remains a doubt.

Tomkins had just returned to the side after missing the Man City game due to an unspecified knock. However, his afternoon ended rather abruptly following a sickening clash of heads which left the 26-year-old requiring stitches to close an open wound. In his absence, Joey O’Brien could come in at right-back or Slaven Bilic may decide that new signing Sam Byram is a better option considering O’Brien has been sidelined for the best part of six months. Mark Noble should recover from the bout of illness which kept him out of the Liverpool game. Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho are ruled out.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 06:34:00 AM

James Tomkins will be assessed after limping off at St James Park in game week twenty-two but Joey O’Brien is fit and available for selection.

Tomkins was forced to the sidelines after 75 minutes against Newcastle due to an unspecified knock and the Hammers defender will face a late test to determine his fitness ahead of the Saturdays’ game. Carl Jenkinson is likely to step into the breach if the 26-year-old fails to recover although Winston Reid can also be called upon after recovering from a groin problem. "Joey O'Brien is back, he's had a lot setbacks so I am happy to see him fit," confirmed Slaven Bilic which leaves only Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho in the treatment room.
Source: London 24
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 06:40:00 AM

James Tomkins scored a last minute goal from a Mauro Zarate cross to give West Ham a 1-0 opening leg win over Birkirkara in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Hammers, heavy favorites to win the home tie, were minutes from being embarrassed with a nil-nil draw when Zarate whipped in a cross for Tomkins to fire home. The visitors apparently borrowed Jose Mourinho's bus and parked it in front of their goal in an effort to give themselves a chance in the return fixture in Malta. While their defense was stout, the visitors didn't generate much of an attack so the Tomkins goal should be enough to see the Hammers through unless they completely fall apart on the road.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 09:15:00 AM

James Tomkins is hopeful to feature in West Ham's last match of the season.

Tomkins has missed several matches due to a dislocated shoulder but he is back at training and hopeful to feature in the last match. Due to the uncertainty, we'd recommend avoiding him in fantasy. Either way, he should be good to go for the beginning of next seasons and he's been good enough this year to earn a spot in the rotation going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 22, 2015 07:16:00 PM

James Tomkins will miss the remainder of the season after going through shoulder surgery.

This is a huge blow to West Ham and their defense as they have the busiest training staff in the Premier League at the moment. With Tomkins out and Winston Reid questionable for this weekend, James Collins and Cheikhou Kouyate will likely start at center-back once again. They haven't been the best of pairings lately and we don't recommend any West Ham defenders in fantasy at the moment.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:23:00 AM

James Tomkins will miss gameweek 29 due to a dislocated shoulder.

Tomkins dislocated his shoulder in training and will be forced out of this week's match. West Ham have really struggled on defense in recent weeks so it's tough playing any of their defenders at the moment. Tomkins is probably worth holding onto in draft leagues since the Hammers have the ability to become a good defense once again, but he can safely be dropped in the Yahoo! game.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 03:00:00 PM