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James Tomkins | Defensemen | #5

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 163

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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. Feb 8 - 6:21 AM
Source: London 24

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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
Feb 2 - 6:34 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
Jan 21 - 6:40 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.
Source: whufc.com
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

James Tomkins confirmed that he broke his nose when he suffered a clash with Marouane Fellaini on Sunday.

Despite the injury, Tomkins remains probably for the clash on Wednesday against Southampton. West Ham are struggling with a number of defensive injuries at the moment and Tomkins remains one of their top choices during the tough stretch. The Hammers have a tough matchup when they travel to Southampton, so expectations should be tempered for Tomkins, but he is still an option.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Six of Allardyce's regular first team players are in line to miss the clash against Manchester United this Sunday at Upton Park.

Sam Allardyce has a huge injury crisis on his hands ahead of West Ham’s clash with Manchester United. Allardyce revealed Winston Reid, James Collins, Guy Demel, Andy Carroll, Doneil Henry and Diego Poyet could all miss Sunday’s Upton Park showdown. The Hammers boss said: "It’s obviously particularly worrying at the moment. I’ve got that many players injured I brought my list in to read out. Reid, Collins, Demel, Henry, Poyet and Carroll lie in our medical room at the moment so we are not so sure how many of those are going to make Sundays game. Could they all be out? Definitely." With trips to Southampton in the league and West Brom in the FA Cup to come next week after they host United Allardyce insists he won’t gamble on any player not 100 percent fit.
Source: Mirror
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Sam Allardyce will need to check on a number of players ahead of the trip to Anfield after last weekends’ bruising encounter against Bristol City in the FA Cup.

Alex Song, Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins have all been in the treatment room this week and both defenders are rated as ‘touch & go’ although there was better news as regarding James Collins [back] who will join the main group today. However the Hammers’ are unlikely to welcome back Cheikhou Kouyate despite his elimination from the African Cup of Nations – the whereabouts of the holding midfielder is currently unknown. Diafra Sakho is expected to be available although the Senegalese FA are considering a formal complaint for his non-appearance in Equatorial Guinea because of a back injury – the proposed punishment would suggestion a domestic ban for the West Ham striker but Allardyce "is unconcerned" adding the club has done nothing wrong.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 06:45:00 AM

James Tomkins is suspended for GW20 for an accumulation of yellow cards.

West Ham United have been solid in the back this year but missing Tomkins is big. They do get some relief by getting Carl Jenkinson back and James Collins is a capable replacement for Tomkins. We feel good picking up West Ham defenders this weekend, especially with the club facing newly appointed defensive specialist Tony Pulis, who isn't likely to attack them much.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM

James Tomkins is dealing with a hamstring injury and will be assessed before West Ham's match against Chelsea on Friday.

Tomkins is doubtful for the contest and all signs point toward James Collins filling in for the center-back. West Ham have a very tough trip to Stamford Bridge and neither of their center-backs make for a very good option in fantasy leagues this weekend. If Tomkins continues to miss time, Collins could be an option in later weeks.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:36:00 PM

James Tomkins was fined for assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in public.

Tomkins was fined £3,500 but has escaped without further punishment. He is also expected to be punished by West Ham and that penalty will also likely be financial. We don't expect to see Tomkins miss time due to the incident and he should be able to continue featuring in West Ham's starting XI.
Source: West Ham
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:30:00 PM

James Tomkins is a late fitness test for West Ham's match against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Tomkins is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and is questionable for the weekend. That leaves West Ham vulnerable at the back as fellow center-back James Collins is suspended for receiving a red card last match. Winston Reid is a lock to start this weekend and he has proven to be a fantastic fantasy choice even when he doesn't get a clean sheet.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:47:00 PM

James Tomkins will return to West Ham's squad to face Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final tomorrow.

Tomkins missed the last game with a one match ban for the red card he received against Cardiff City a week ago. He will provide much needed help for the Hammers' defense but is not a good fantasy option.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 04:39:00 PM