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Thomas Cleverley | Midfielder | #8

Team: Watford
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 148

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Javi Gracia will make a late decision on the availability of Tom Cleverley after he limped off against Stoke on Wednesday evening.
The Hornets midfielder managed 72 minutes on his return having missed the two previous matches due to a hamstring related problem. Watford play Chelsea on Monday evening, and the extra recovery days will help, but if Cleverley fails to recover, then Roberto Pereyra is expected to deputise with Will Hughes still sidelined. Gracia confirms Heurelho Gomes [back], Craig Cathcart [knee] and Younès Kaboul [foot] are not yet ready to return. Meanwhile, new signing Didier Ndong is banned as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension incurred at Sunderland. Miguel Britos, Nathaniel Chalobah and Kiko Femenía are also ruled out. "But I hope, like the other players who are injured, that they will be back soon," said the new Watford manager. Feb 3 - 7:19 AM
Source: Reuters

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Tom Cleverley has returned to training following a hamstring injury but his status was listed as doubtful for the match at Stoke City on Wednesday.

The Hornets are in full-blown injury crisis of the variety that would even make Arsene Wenger shake his head in sympathy. With twelve players who have been in/around the first eleven this season all listed as either definitively out or doubtful for Week 25, it will be an uphill battle for new manager Javi Garcia. The new manager will at least hold out a little hope that Tom Cleverley will return to bolster the attacking midfield but even that is questionable. Etienne Capoue was given a life-line in FA Cup action over the weekend and could get another start if Cleverley is unable to start.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 30 - 10:28 AM

Tom Cleverley is dealing with a hamstring injury that could see him miss out on Watford's trip to Leicester City on Saturday.

Marco Silva's midfield has been particularly hard-hit with injuries with Cleverley potentially joining Will Hughes and Nathan Chalobah in missing the match. While none of those are star names they, along with Abdoulaye Doucoure, represent Watford's best chances of creating chances from the center of the park. Those wondering why the Hornets have fallen off in recent months can look at the injury list that also includes a number of key defenders. The margins are thin in the middle of the table and the rash of injuries seems to have pushed the Hornets from surprise package to strugglers.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 19 - 12:12 PM

Tom Cleverley won the match late with a thunderbolt into the roof of the net in stoppage time.

What led there might have been controversial but the winner left no doubt. Watford, the better team for the second half, kept grinding and came away with a victory. A great result for Marco Silva's side after Troy Deeney equalized Per Mertesacker's opener.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Tom Cleverley is ineligible to face Everton due to the terms of his loan from the Toffees to the Hornets.

Since arriving at Vicarage Road, Tom Cleverley has seemingly found his depth. A disappointment at larger clubs Manchester United and Everton, he seems to have discovered a comfort zone under Walter Mazzarri. There isn't a statistical category where he really stands out in the way an N'golo Kante or Idrissa Gueye does defensively or a Christen Eriksen does going forward but he does offer a breadth of contributions that is at least interesting.
Fri, May 12, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Watford had a forgettable afternoon on Saturday as Walter Mazzarri's side suffered a fifth successive away defeat, losing 3-0 at Leicester City.

Watford dropped to 15th following their third successive defeat as the Hornets were overpowered at the King Power Stadium. The visitors dodged an early bullet when Mariappa deflected Shinji Okazai's goal-bound chance against his own post, but found themselves down 20 minutes later. Following a pair of missed chances by Stefano Okaka and Tom Cleverley, Wilfried Ndidi smashed home the opener after Etienne Capoue failed to clear a Danny Drinkwater cross. While Heuerlho Gomes did his best to keep the match within reach, the goalkeeper could do nothing to keep out a solo effort by Mahrez in the 58th minute or Marc Albrighton's stoppage time finish. All things considered, the Hornets were lucky to not conceded more as Leicester hit the woodwork twice.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, May 6, 2017 02:34:00 PM

His time at Watford has been short so far but Tom Cleverley has been showing signs of being a quality player after three starts.

Once upon a time, Tom Cleverley was going to be the next big thing. It never happened for him at Manchester United. There were signs of life at Aston Villa but there were so many things wrong there that it was hard to tell what went wrong. Everton didn't prove to be any better a solution. Could there be a light at the end of the tunnel at Watford? Cleverley has two assists in three starts and has looked lively after being handed a new lease on life as a Premier League starter. He's certainly not going to be a star and his scoring, even in systems that reward peripheral stats, has been heavily reliant on his two assists. That said, he's had 8 key passes over his past three matches which offers hope. If you're replacing an injured midfielder then he's one that might be available and worth a look.
Source: Togga
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Tom Cleverley has joined Watford on loan for the rest of the season as he looks to rekindle a once-promising career.

Tom Cleverley carries a lot of baggage with him associated with the time when he was considered a top prospect coming through the ranks at Manchester United. A number of promising lower-division loan spells, including 11 goals in 33 matches with Watford in the Championship as a 20-year-old, just increased the hype. The reality of the Premier League has proven much more difficult and loan moves within the Prem and his permanent move to Everton haven't gone nearly so well. Now 27-years-old, he's not a prospect anymore and history indicates that he's probably not going to produce a great deal in his second stint for the Hornets.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 01:48:00 PM

Everton ended its horrendous seven-match winless streak in league play with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Roberto Martinez has been under extreme scrutiny during the winless run, which dates back to a 3-1 win against Aston Villa on March 1, but the win is unlikely to do much to change his future at the club. It was Tom Cleverley who starred for the Toffees, scoring the first goal in just the seventh minute after taking a pass from Ross Barkley at the edge of the penalty box. But Everton conceded an equalizer just two minutes later to Bournemouth's Marc Pugh, who beat Tim Howard in his penultimate game at Goodison Park. But Cleverley responded just after the hour mark by setting up Leighton Baines for what ended up being the match-winner to secure the three points and move into 11th.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Everton were not lacking on chances but could not finish any of them as they lose the confidence of a big FA Cup win against Chelsea last weekend by falling 0-2 to Arsenal.

It was a bright enough start for the Toffees as Seamus Coleman had a shot go off the post in the opening minute of the match. Arsenal would get on the board in the 7th minute though and Everton found themselves playing catch up the rest of the day. They did a good job setting up chances with a barrage of crosses, many of which were supplied by Tom Cleverley, but they did not trouble David Ospina much in their finishing. A second half substitution of John Stones in for Mo Besic did little to improve things for them and Arsenal kept a two goal advantage for the final 45 minutes, with the Toffees offering diminishing threat down the stretch. They will look to bounce back next week when they travel to Old Trafford.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Everton is hoping to have a trio of midfield absentees back from injury and illness for Saturday's match with in-form West Ham.

Tom Cleverley missed Tuesday's win against Aston Villa due to a chest infection but Martinez said he is hoping the former Manchester United man can join the team in training prior to the weekend. Meanwhile, both Muhamed Besic and Darron Gibson will face fitness tests this week, but the midfield duo is expected to be available against the Hammers. Besic has missed the last month with a hamstring injury after an encouraging run of starts in place of the injured James McCarthy while Gibson has struggled to stay healthy this year and is recovering from a knock. Nevertheless, it would not be wise to feature any of the three midfielders in your fantasy lineup while Cleverley is the only option you should consider once he is back into the starting lineup.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Everton could be facing a midfield crisis after manager Roberto Martinez revealed the club could be without both Tom Cleverley and James McCarthy against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Said Martinez: "Tom Cleverley is rated 50-50 for the squad tomorrow. We will assess him today, he had some general work yesterday with the medical department and it’s a bit early to know if he’s going to be available...James has been training well...He is up to individual work before he can join the group so he’s on the right path but it’s too early to give a deadline." Cleverley has filled in for McCarthy over the past month as the Irishman aggravated a groin injury. Without the duo in the FA Cup, Martinez elected to go with Muhamed Besic and Darron Gibson, one of whom will join Gareth Barry in midfield in Cleverley can't go.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 08:20:00 AM

Roberto Martinez has confirmed that injured trio Tom Cleverley, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman have responded well to treatment but: "It's too soon (to talk about timescales)."

All three were forced off during Wednesday nights’ Capital One Cup semi-final win over Man City but the Toffees boss was unwilling to give a timeframe on their expected length of absence. However, media reports do suggest that Coleman could miss up-to a month. "Lukaku (ankle) has responded really well to treatment and I could say the same for Seamus (calf) and Cleverley (Achilles)." Everton face tricky away games at Man City and Chelsea over the next week and Martinez will be hoping for at least one returner. On a more positive note. Phil Jagielka will start on Saturday for the first time since injuring his knee at Arsenal back in October while Steven Pienaar is also included the squad.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 08:18:00 AM

Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Tom Cleverley and James McCarthy will be assessed after the Everton duo were forced off during Mondays’ home defeat to Stoke City.

McCarthy was making his return after spending more than a month on the sidelines due to a groin problem but lasted less than half an hour following a recurrence of the injury. His replacement Cleverley, managed until the hour mark before an Achilles issue ended his afternoon. "To lose Tom Cleverley through injury and to get a reaction, a flare up from James McCarthy is a real negative," said Martinez. "It was a blow to lose James so early. Tom then felt his Achilles tendon and we will have to assess it. He tried to stay on as long as he could."
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Tom Cleverley waited until the most opportune time—the 93rd minute—to score his first Premier League goal of the season to take three away points at Newcastle in a 1-0 win.

Cleverley capitalized on a poor punch by Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot following a corner kick and the former Manchester United midfielder headed the clearance into the back of the net with just seven seconds remaining in stoppage time. The win pushed the Toffees into the top half of the table while Newcastle drop into the relegation zone on goal differential. Kevin Mirallas earned only his second start of the season, but it was his most convincing appearance, leading the match with six shots. Gerard Deulofeu, who leads the club with eight assists, was benched for Aaron Lennon while Romelu Lukaku's seven-match scoring streak came to an end.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:08:00 PM