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Jonathan Walters | Forward | #19

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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After an initial diagnosis that he would be healthy before the end of the international break, Jon Walters looks set to be out until mid-April.
Walters picked up a hamstring problem ahead of the Republic of Ireland's match with Switzerland and returned to Stoke for treatment. He didn't return for the ROI's second match and, according to Mark Hughes, he is unlikely to be ready until Week 34 or 35 of Premier League action. Stoke City have mixed and matched forwards all season so Walters' absence on the pecking order isn't abundantly clear other than obviously meaning he won't be an option. Apr 1 - 3:49 PM

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Martin O’Neil has confirmed that he will not risk Stoke forward Jon Walters for Tuesdays’ international against Slovakia due to injury.

Walters missed the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland on Friday after he returned to Stoke for treatment on a hamstring problem, but O’Neil expected the current Ireland player of the year to re-join the group for the Republic's second match. However, speaking ahead of the game, O’Neil revealed Walters has not recovered sufficiently leaving Southampton’s Shane Long as the only fit forward following injuries to Kevin Doyle, Robbie Keane and Daryl Murphy.
Source: Sports Joe
Mar 26 - 4:59 PM

Stoke City midfielder Jon Walters led the club to victory with a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Irish international scored his first goal since Week 21 in the 18th minute after redirecting a cross from Phil Bardsley, who returned ahead of schedule to start at right-back, past Heurelho Gomes for the opening goal. Walters then played a role in doubling the Potters' league just after the half-time break by finding Joselu with a through ball for his fourth goal in just his seventh Premier League start. The club did well to hold the Watford attack, only giving up a late goal with minutes remaining, despite being without Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters due to injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 19 - 1:31 PM

Jon Walters was a late scratch with a virus last weekend but he should be available again for Week 26.

Mark Hughes will have to decide who he wants to start against the Cherries as he looks to break a four match goalless streak in the Premier League. The Potters last scored on January 13 in their 3-1 win against Norwich. Since then it has been nothing but goalless performances against Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester United and Everton in the league and against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. Bojan has been benched twice in that span but after the Barcelona product signed a new contract this week, he seems likely to get the start over Walters.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 12 - 11:40 AM

Jon Walters was back on the scoresheet for a rotated Stoke City side who still managed to prevail over Norwich City at the Britannia.

Walters scored the Potters' first goal on the verge of halftime. The task was made easier by an inane Gary O'Neil red card that left the Canaries a man down for much of the match. The Canaries did manage to equalize Walters' goal through Johnny Howson but Joselu and a Norwich own goal yielded a 3-1 final to the home side and all three points for Mark Hughes.
Jan 13 - 5:22 PM

Jon Walters had a golden opportunity in alone on Simon Mignolet as time expired but he couldn't find the target and Stoke City fell to Liverpool 1-0 in the League Cup.

Stoke City were well below their best as the trio of Bojan, Shaqiri and Arnautovic failed to produce much in the way of chances against Liverpool. Toward the end of the match Mark Hughes shed the Barcelona B motif for a more Pulis-like approach that saw him bring on Joselu, Crouch and Walters. That approach was unsuccessful but at least yielded some chances with the best of them, Crouch's header on for Walters going well wide in the last 15 seconds of stoppage time. Stoke City will have to do something they haven't done since the 1950s, win at Anfield, if they are to advance to the League Cup final.
Jan 5 - 5:11 PM

A Jon Walters brace put the Republic of Ireland into the Euro2016 field via their 3-1 aggregate playoff win over Bosnia and Hertzegovina.

The Stoke City forward put two goals past former club teammate Asmir Begovic as the Republic of Ireland turned a 1-1 away result last week into a 3-1 aggregate victory at the Aviva Stadium on Monday. Walters scored the opener from the penalty spot in the 24th minute in what would prove to be the decisive goal of the home and home tie. He iced the victory in the second half from six yards out and put Ireland into Euro2016.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 04:42:00 PM

Mark Hughes is hoping Jon Walters, Glen Johnson and Peter Odemwingie will recover in time to take on Leicester at the Britannia next weekend after missing the defeat to Arsenal because of injury.

Walters had been linked with a move away from the club during the transfer window and delayed joining up with his Republic of Ireland team mates ahead of deadline day. International manager Martin O’Neill even confirmed the forward "might" be on his way. However a deal could not be agreed and Walters will now remain a Potter until January at least. During Fridays’ press conference Hughes reiterated Walters was still very much a part of his plans "He will be involved with our game against Arsenal. Jon's a very, very good professional. He'll get his head down." However Walters picked up a minor knee injury in training on Friday and didn’t travel with the squad although the problem is not thought to be serious. Glen Johnson [groin] failed a late test while Odemwingie was involved for the U21s as he improves his fitness.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 02:36:00 PM

Amid rumors of a potential move to Norwich City, Jon Walters has reportedly asked out at the Britannia.

The rumor mill indicated last week that Stoke City knocked back two bids from Norwich City for forward Jon Walters. One of last season's pleasant surprises, Walters hasn't seen a lot of action so far this season. He started the first two matches but was withdrawn after 58 minutes in the second and hasn't seen the pitch since. With depth improving at the Britannia, it seems sensible for Mark Hughes to cash in on what little value is out there for a journeyman forward who will turn 32-years-old in September. Walters' value to fantasy managers immediately increases if he does get a move to the Carrow Road where Cameron Jerome doesn't offer particularly stout competition for playing time.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Stoke City cruised to a 0-6 win, backed with two goals from Jon Walters, over legendary Welsh club Wrexham FC.

Stoke put forth a strong lineup filled with several projected starters, and they seemed to have no trouble finding their attacking chemistry. Mame Biram Diouf opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. Walters was next with his first strike of the day before Marco van Ginkel grabbed his first goal as a Potter just before the break. Walters stayed in the game to start the second half and would net again before goals by Joselu and Dominic Telford wrapped things up. Stoke have a ton of talent on their roster right now and look set to be a tough opponent for anyone this season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Jon Walters joins Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie who are all potential absentees for Stoke City's season finale against Liverpool.

Mark Hughes faces a trio of potential absentees on his front line with Jon Walters, Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie all facing questions about their availability for Sunday's match with Liverpool. Mame Biram Diouf is a lock to start but whether he is a lone striker or one of the walking wounded joins him is a big question. Fantasy managers should focus what energy they have for Stoke City's attack on Diouf, Marko Arnautovic and Charlie Adam who are among the stronger bets available.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, May 22, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Jon Walters has had an excellent season by his standards already but he has seen his performance dip over the past month.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where a 30+ year-old attacker who bases his game more on effort and physicality than outrageous skill improved as much as it appeared Walters had earlier in the season. With seven goals already, you can buy that this season's output was just bunched together more than you might expect rather than predicting that Walters would move into the double digits. The tail end of the season has seen Walters' performance drop off significantly and fantasy managers who haven't already done so should sell and replace Walters with a more productive option.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Jon Walters fractured his cheekbone last week but, like Francis Coquelin at Arsenal, could play through the injury.

Stoke City are getting solid-but-not-great contributions from multiple forwards including Walters but they are surely at their best when they can mix and match throughout a contest. Even if he starts on the bench, Mark Hughes will be happy if he can have Walters available as a change of pace if Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch aren't getting the job done. That isn't a sure thing though and anyone owning Walters should probably count on starting someone else in Week 30.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Stoke suffered their third league defeat of 2015 as Mark Hughes’ men struggled to breakdown a well-organised Tony Pulis side at the Hawthorns but while the narrow loss [1-0] will be disappointing injuries to Jon Walters, Erik Pieters and Victor Moses will be of a greater concern.

Having already lost Pieters at half-time to a muscular problem and then Victor Moses after the Stoke winger failed to recover from a heavy Craig Gardner challenge, Walters rose with Craig Dawson and caught an arm to the face - all three players will be assessed over the next 24/48 hours. However Hughes can at least take solace from the fact that skipper Ryan Shawcross came through the game unscathed – his first match in 6 weeks – while Philipp Wollscheid only just missed out after failing a late test meaning the German should be fine for GW30.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Jon Walters' ongoing knee issues may keep him out of Stoke City's Wednesday match with Everton in Week 28.

With Walters still questionable it will likely fall to Peter Crouch or Marko Arnautovic to partner Mame Biram Diouf. Stoke City are struggling with injuries all over the pitch to key players. Beyond Walters' injury they will be missing Bojan, Bojan's replacement Stephen Ireland, Ryan Shawcross, and Marc Muniesa. Ordinarily, the Potters are a strong bet against fellow mid-table opponents when playing at the Britannia but in this weakened state they should be treated as less of a strong bet.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 11:30:00 AM