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Ross Barkley | Midfielder

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 168

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Ross Barkley looks poised to break out soon and presents a potentially lucrative budget option for the Toffees
Beginning the season on the shelf and having been benched once in the four matches since he has returned resulted in a stock drop for Barkley, but when fit, he is a nailed on weapon for Martinez and now that he has had over a month of action under his belt following injury, he should be at full fitness. He may not be in form at the moment, but those who like to invest in players that look set to pop rather than chase the points of those who already have should consider Barkley, priced at just 7.21m in the Yahoo game. Nov 17 - 1:24 PM

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Ross Barkley inspired Everton on his return from injury in Week 8, and he can do the same against Burnley in Week 9.

It was no coincidence that Everton's drop in form during the opening two months of the season occurred while Ross Barkley was recovering from a knee injury. It was also no coincidence that Roberto Martinez's men put in their best performance of the season so far on Barkley's return against Aston Villa in Week Eight. The midfielder's energy, driving runs and clever passing changed the dynamic of the Toffee's attack and he had a hand in all three goals. Expect another exciting display against struggling Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend.
Oct 24 - 5:05 AM

Ross Barkley was immediately reinserted into Roberto Martinez's starting XI after recovering from a knee injury, and the prized midfielder provided an assist Everton's 3-0 thumping of Aston Villa.

The Toffees have arguably the most appealing schedule over the next six weeks, and with the lofty price tags of Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Romelu Lukaku, Barkley may provide the best bang for your buck if you are looking for a multiple week investment. With all four healthy and on the pitch together for the first time this season, Everton are shaping up to deliver positive results no matter which of their players you choose.

Ross Barkley is on the cusp of returning to full training for Everton after the midfielder had been recovering all season from a knee injury.

It will be interesting to see how Martinez shapes his XI with Barkley's return. Steven Naismith has been everything the manager could have asked for, playing behind the striker in what would normally be Barkley's role. Barkley is surely the better option for the Toffee's long term plans, but it would not surprise to see Martinez reward Naismith by easing Barkley back into the mix through substitute appearances. Long story short, Barkley carries risk for those who look to invest immediately upon his return.
Oct 9 - 12:30 PM

Ross Barkley has suffered a leg injury in training just before Everton open their season with early reports suggesting he could miss up to six weeks.

Just when you thought it was safe to leave your fantasy teams alone. Barkley is one of the nicer prospects in the Yahoo game due to a very kind price tag, but it may be a while before we get to see him in action. A bargain option last season as well, there were several frustrating injury-related issues with him at the midnight hour of deadlines. Some weeks where he looked certainly out but played, other weeks where he seemed fit to go and sat out. It may be a blessing in disguise. With Seamus Coleman, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas all doubts as well, the Toffees may be forced to field a much weaker than normal side, affording Leicester a chance to perhaps pull an upset. Leon Osman would seem the natural choice to deputize at the CAM position assuming Roberto Martinez sticks to a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Ross Barkley scored a brilliant goal from 25 yards out to open up the scoring but Everton ended up losing to Manchester City.

Barkley played great and made yet another statement to his bid for a World Cup roster spot this summer. Barkley has had a fantastic season that included a few fantastic goals and exciting runs behind the defense. The loss was a huge blow for Everton, who are now out of contention for the final top four spot in the Premier League. With Tottenham and Manchester United both losing earlier today, Everton is now guaranteed to play in the Europa League. Considering their huge lead in goal difference, they are going to finish in 5th place regardless of what happens in the final week of the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
May 3 - 2:36 PM

Roberto Martinez is still monitoring the health of Ross Barkley ahead of Everton's match against Arsenal, but states "we're very much positive he'll be available."

Barkley was removed at halftime during the Toffees defeat of Fulham last weekend with a calf injury but the manager's words are encouraging enough to believe he won't miss any further time. Still, he can be a frustrating fantasy commodity, as he has missed he was thought to be available for this season and vice versa. There is no denying however his presence makes Everton's attack much more potent and helps the fantasy value of his teammates.
Apr 4 - 11:26 AM

Ross Barkley was removed at halftime during Everton's match with Fulham with what is thought to be a calf injury.

Just when Barkley was building up his fantasy stock, starting both games of the double last week and again today, he goes back down with another injury. Between mounting injuries with unreliable timetables and Roberto Martinez's penchant to move Barkley in and out of his XI when fit, the youngster, while full of potential, is becoming increasingly frustrating to trust in fantasy.
Mar 30 - 10:03 AM

Roberto Martinez conceded the fact that he brought Ross Barkley back into action too soon following a toe injury, but that did not stop the manager from handing the youngster another start in today's FA Cup match with Swansea City.

The toe injury had an initial timetable of six weeks, but Barkley was back out on the pitch for the Merseyside derby in less than four, then started against Aston Villa just three days later. He was then included in the bench for the league match that was called off midweek before getting the start today. If Martinez truly believed he is asking too much of the youngster, he has a strange way of showing it. To know of Barkley's true status heading into each deadline is a real guessing game, but he has shown up until now that he can be very difficult to keep off of the pitch.
Feb 16 - 11:52 AM

Roberto Martinez stated that he expects Ross Barkley to be fit and available to contribute in Everton's crucial match with Tottenham on Sunday.

The Toffees boss noted that Barkley has been playing through pain with a broken toe suffered last month, but the young man has proved how tough he is, returning to the squad for the Merseyside Derby a couple of weeks ago, despite reports that he should have been healing for an additional three or four weeks. Hopefully, playing through it won't result in further damage for the phenom. He is not a recommended starter in fantasy for the weekend, but should be held onto by current owners.
Feb 7 - 11:23 AM

Ross Barkley's injured toe has been revealed to be broken today, and sources report the U-21 midfielder will be sidelined for up to six weeks.

One thing that can be learned from this is that Barkley is a tough lad, willing to try playing through a broken toe for the past week or so. Leon Osman is the best bet to step into the central attacking role in midfield during Barkley's absence, with Gareth Barry and James McCarthy looking nailed on in the double pivot behind him. Unfortunate for Barkley, he will almost certainly miss the Merseyside Derby at the end of the month.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 14 - 2:48 PM

The toe injury suffered by Ross Barkley in Everton's previous FA Cup match, once considered minor enough to keep him in contention for today's game against Norwich, is suspected to be a fracture and Roberto Martinez confirmed the midfielder would be out for "a while".

Reports are not confirming that the toe is indeed broken, so there is no timetable for the young man's return. Everton have depth in their midfield, but Barkley's strength and pace will be missed in the middle of the attack. Those who bought him super cheap at the start of the season will want to wait for more news before deciding to drop.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 11 - 6:58 PM

Roberto Martinez revealed that Ross Barkley suffered a toe injury during Everton's victory over QPR in the FA Cup, and is a doubt heading into this weekend's league match with Norwich City.

Another toe injury to hit the Toffees but this one appears to not be nearly as damaging as Leighton Baines'. Its a tricky situation for fantasy managers as Everton have such a great matchup (home to Norwich), Barkley's a fairly priced midfielder for his potential, and the injury isn't severe enough to rule him out of action. Still, it would be best to exercise caution and try to find a comparable replacement for the young phenom.
Jan 9 - 11:05 AM

Everton boss Roberto Martinez said "there is not even a doubt" that he would resist big-money bids for Ross Barkley and Leighton Baines.

Martinez: "We have done it (resist bids) before. Everything that happens needs to be to improve the squad, to give it a longer-term in relation to the strategy of the youth of the players and the blend you have with experience. That is based on football decisions and I can guarantee that will be the case in January 100 percent. The stability we have from a financial point of view allows us to make football decisions and this January window is important for us to make sure we kick on and finish stronger than we started." Barkley and Baines will be crucial to Everton's success and solid fantasy options in the second half of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Ross Barkley scored the game winning goal for Everton in their 2-1 victory over Swansea.

Barkley's goal came from a spectacular free kick so he gets the points for a set piece goal and a game winning goal. Seamus Coleman scored the other Everton goal and Bryan Oviedo scored in his own net. Oviedo has been a fantasy favorite in recent weeks but the own goals surely hurt his fantasy production this week. Swansea controlled the ball 55% of the time but couldn't capitalize on any chances and were left pointless as Everton climb into the top four.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 12:58:00 PM