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Jonathan Walters | Forward

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 174

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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. May 22 - 10:48 AM
Source: BBC Sport


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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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 16 - 11:13 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
Mar 20 - 1:55 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
Mar 14 - 1:52 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.
Mar 3 - 11:30 AM

Mark Hughes will make a late decision on leading scorer Jon Walters as the Irish international continues to struggle with an ongoing knee complaint.

Walters has been in excellent form recently scoring his first Premier League hat-trick back in GW24 [against Queens Park Rangers] but a knee injury meant the forward missed the back-to-back [4-1] defeats to both Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers. However the Potters will give Walters every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of the trip to Villa Park following a pain-killing injection especially given Peter Crouch is another doubt with groin and hip issues. Hughes is also sweating on the fitness of Erik Pieters [Hernia] and Marc Wilson following the loss of Ryan Shawcross [back], Marc Muniesa [hamstring] and Geoff Cameron [suspended].
Feb 19 - 7:45 PM

Jon Walters, the man who powered Stoke City with a hat trick in Week 23, is struggling with a knee injury that may keep him from participating in Week 24 against Newcastle.

Walters has been one of the shocks of the 2014-15 season as he has, at 31-years-old, already come within a goal of his best full-season Premier League goal total. The schedule may be unkind to him as he looks to equal that total as his knee injury coincides with matches on both Sunday and Wednesday. He may yet participate in one or both but fantasy managers should take care as he faces a late fitness test.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 6 - 12:11 PM

Jon Walters scored a surprising hat trick to power Stoke City to a 3-1 win over QPR at the,Britannia.

At 31-years-old, Jon Walters is having a breakout season for Mark Hughes and Stoke City. Walters has generally been viewed as a utility player and a workmanlike reserve but this season he has broken out as the Potters' leading scorer. With Bojan out for the season the club will need Walters to keep up his current pace.
Jan 31 - 12:19 PM

Jon Walters combined with Bojan to rip Arsenal apart in the first half to continue an excellent season especially coming as a 31-year-old.

Jon Walters has never been considered much more than a spare part on a mid-table team but this season he has risen above that reputation on a regular basis. Despite not being a regular starter he has contributed four goals and two assists in Premier League play. The likely highlight of the season came on Saturday as he collected a goal and an assist as Stoke City dominated Arsenal for about 60 minutes and held on to win 3-2.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Stoke City may be without their leading goal-scorer against Arsenal as Jon Walters faces a fitness check ahead of the Week 15 match-up at the Britannia.

Facing Arsenal is never an easy challenge but Stoke City look likely to make it even more difficult as they could be without Jon Walters, Robert Huth, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ireland, Steve Sidwell, Victor Moses, and Peter Odemwingie. Having a thin squad isn't what you want when you're facing off against one of the league's heavyweights.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Jon Walters scored Stoke City's only goal in their home loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Jon Walters may be the least aesthetically pleasing attacking player in the Premier League. That said, he continues to be a Premier League player because his no-nonsense style continues to produce the sort of results that a mid-table team needs from a reserve forward. There is no upside with Walters and even the hardest core Potters supporter will likely never come away from a match excited that they got to watch Jon Walters play but the Ireland international has put up 6, 7, 8, and 5 goals in his four full seasons at Stoke City despite being a substitute on many occasions. He already has three in eight appearances so far this season. He is the very definition of a mid-table squad player and that is in no way intended to be an insult.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Stoke City came from behind to win 2-1 over Swansea City, with the game-winner scored by substitute Jonathan Walters.

Fellow second half substitute Oussama Assaidi was equally important to the cause by delivering the cross that Walters would head home in the 76th minute. After conceding a penalty which led to them falling behind 0-1, Stoke were granted a penalty which Charlie Adam converted to level the match just before halftime. Mark Hughes' changes in the second half proved to be vital in grabbing all the points but now must figure out how to gameplan for a road clash with a Southampton side that just put a video game score up on Sunderland.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Jonathan Walters is a fitness doubt ahead of the trip to Loftus Road after the Republic of Ireland international picked up a knock during the home defeat to Leicester City last Saturday.

The striker was one of two injuries suffered by Stoke at The Britannia Stadium - Dutch defender Eric Pieters' being the other who was withdrawn due to an unspecified knock - and having failed to train this week Walters could miss out. Mark Hughes may also decide to rest his attacking stalwart with a midweek Capital One cup match on Wearside to consider. However there was better news regarding midfielder Stephen Ireland who had been sidelined with a rib strain – the player has returned to training and will be in contention. Assaidi and Charlie Adam are pushing for a place in the eleven after a solid week of training.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Jon Walters hasn't seen any playing time in the Premier League but he took his chance in the League Cup and scored a brace as Stoke City cruised past Pompey 3-0.

With Peter Crouch adding a late goal for good measure it was Stoke City's 2013-14 strikeforce providing the goals that their new recruits - Bojan and Mame Biram Diouf - have yet to find in the Premier League. Granted, the opposition was substantially weaker than you'll find in the PL but goals from forwards will be a welcome site for manager Mark Hughes in any competition. Now he'll hope his squad can repeat that performance in the league this weekend.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Stoke forward had a busy day as he scored the goal that pulled Stoke even and was then shown a red card for a high tackle on Alex Tettey.

Jon Walters scored from the spot to spoil Arsenal's trip to the Potteries last weekend and he scored from the same place to take two points away from Norwich City at Carrow Road in Week 29 as well. Not long after his critical goal, Walters went in late and high on a tackle on Alex Tettey that saw the Norwich midfielder taken off and Walters shown the way to the locker room. The match ended 1-1 which leaves both clubs hovering near the relegation zone.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 12:24:00 PM