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James Tomkins | Defensemen | #5

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 163

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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. Sep 19 - 5:56 AM


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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
Aug 3 - 1:16 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
Jul 5 - 6:05 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
Jul 3 - 12:48 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
Feb 8 - 6:21 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
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