Player News - Everton

Date: Team: Pos:

Everton recorded its first win of the Ronald Koeman era in a 2-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Everton went behind early after a missed assignment on a corner kick led to a goal from West Brom defender Gareth McAuley at the back post in just the ninth minute. But Kevin Mirallas pulled the Toffees even in stoppage time of the first half with a perfect touch to the far corner of the net out of Ben Foster's reach. Then, Gareth Barry made a rare cameo appearance on the score sheet with what ended up being the match-winner in the 60th minute after heading in a mishit shot from Mason Holgate off a set-piece to earn the three points.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 12:36 PM

Everton scored early and looked the stronger side for the first hour of the match, but Tottenham equalized and looked poised to win were in not for the heroics of Maarten Stekelenburg in a 1-1 final.

It was the perfect start for the Toffees. Just five minutes into the match, Ross Barkley took a free kick from distance and the ball dropped past the wall of players in the box and bounced into the corner of the net. Kevin Mirallas drew the foul for the free kick, awarding him an assist in many fantasy formats. After a poised defense kept Tottenham from finding an attacking groove for nearly an hour, Spurs would equalize in the 59th minute and run with the momentum over the final half hour. It took a couple of dazzling saves by Stekelenburg in his Everton debut, one stopping a Vincent Janssen shot from point blank range, the other reaching high to push an Erik Lamela shot just over the bar, to preserve the draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

Ronald Koeman confirms Seamus Coleman will be missing for "several weeks" after suffering an ankle injury.

The Republic of Ireland international was singled out as "doubt" during Thursdays pre-match press conference, but further tests indicate the injury is far worse than originally feared, and Coleman is set for an extended period on the side-lines. With Ashley Williams short of match-fitness, Koeman named an attacking line-up with Mason Holgate making his senior debut in a back three. Phil Jagielka, himself a doubt following a pre-season hamstring strain, was passed fit while Funes Mori made up the trio. Romelu Lukaku also missed the opener after failing to recover from the heel injury he sustained against Espanyol, that despite the managers’ optimism earlier this week.
Source: RTE Sport
Aug 13 - 11:04 AM

Everton is already sweating the status of two key starters for its season opener against Tottenham this weekend.

Said new manager Ronald Koeman prior to his Everton debut: "Romelu Lukaku is doubtful for the weekend because of the cut he got against Espanyol. We also have Seamus Coleman doubtful with an ankle injury." Lukaku sustained a bad cut to his heel in the club's last friendly, which required stitches last week. Meanwhile, Coleman has been struggling to stay fit this preseason with the ankle problem. If the duo can't go, we could see Bryan Oviedo or Tyias Browning fill in at right-back while Arouna Kone likely to start up top without Lukaku.
Aug 12 - 4:22 AM

Ashley Williams is likely to need another 10 days training before Ronald Koeman will consider the former Swansea skipper for a place in the Everton starting XI.

The Toffees confirmed the signing of Williams on Wednesday for £12m, and while many expected the Wales international to be thrown straight in against Tottenham, Koeman revealed he needs to improve his fitness levels following a late return from the European Championships. The Dutchman also confirmed during today’s press conference that Romelu Lukaku "is doubtful because of the cut from the Espanyol game," that despite his optimism only five days earlier. Gerard Deulofeu could lead the line if the striker fails to recover. In addition, Seamus Coleman "has [an ankle] problem as well" and the full-back will face a late fitness test. Matthew Pennington is ruled out for the foreseeable future after suffering extensive damage to his hamstring.
Aug 11 - 12:51 PM

Swansea City have sold their club captain Ashley Williams to Everton for a transfer fee believed to be about £12m.

Everton have landed themselves a very dependable proven center back with plenty of leadership. Williams played every minute of last season until the end when he was given rest ahead of his duties with the Wales national team in Euro 2016. He rarely gets injured and is a bonus magnet in the FPL game, making his 5m price tag more enticing as he switches to a club that looks to keep more clean sheets over the course of the season than the Swans will if he had stayed. Right now, he would seem to start alongside Phil Jageilka when the latter is fit, but, Ronald Koeman is looking to sign Lamine Kone as well, which would call into question Jagielka's future. Williams will start every match when fit, that much is certain. Meanwhile, Swansea City will have a tough time replacing a figure like Williams and will now have to roll with two choices from Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat and new signing Mike van der Hoorn.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 11 - 12:42 AM

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams appears to be heading to Everton as the two sides have agreed on a £12m deal for the defender.

Only yesterday, the Swans sold one of their key attacking players, Andre Ayew, and now they are set to part ways with the club captain and anchor of their back line. Everton have quickly moved to replace the parting John Stones and get a veteran leader who should slot in quickly as a regular for Ronald Koeman. His 5m FPL price tag has now gathered value as he moves to a club that should post a better defensive record than Swansea will this season. Meanwhile, the Jacks will need to anoint a new captain and the central defense partnership should consist of Federico Fernandez and one of Jordi Amat or summer signing Mike van der Hoorn. Even Stephen Kingsley could get a crack at regular playing time at some point this season in this quickly-transitioning squad.
Source: Wales Online
Aug 9 - 7:34 AM

Ronald Koeman was quick to allay growing injury fears after Romelu Lukaku was forced off during the 1-0 loss to Espanyol.

The Belgian striker was replaced by Arouna Kone on the hour mark after sustaining a heel injury which required [three] stitches to close an open wound. However, speaking post-match, Koeman provided a positive update revealing Lukaku should be OK to face Tottenham: "There was a lot of blood on his ankle [but] normally he is not a doubt [for next weekend]." Gerard Deulofeu could be deployed in a central role, if Lukaku’s injury turns out to be more serious than first thought. On a brighter note, Phil Jagielka made his first pre-season appearance on Saturday, although game week one could come too soon for the Toffees skipper who lacks match fitness.
Aug 6 - 6:52 PM

Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic has been ruled out action for around six months after suffering a knee injury during Wayne Rooney’s testimonial on Wednesday evening.

Besic has taken to social media and confirmed via Twitter: ‘6 months out! #devastated’. The post followed news which broke late on Thursday night in Bosnia when his father revealed: "I spoke with Muhamed. He was disappointed and just crushed because of injury." Although the specifics of the injury are not yet known, being sidelined for six months suggests that the 23-year-old has sustained serious ligament damage which is almost certain to mean surgery will be required. The injury could hand new £7m signing from Aston Villa - Idrissa Gueye – a place in the starting XI, alternatively, Koeman may be tempted to dip into the transfer market once again for reinforcements.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Aug 5 - 5:45 AM

Swansea City has reaffirmed that the club has no intention of selling Ashley Williams this summer after rejecting a bid for Everton.

The club released a statement saying the club captain is not for sale this summer despite reports linking him with a summer exit: "Ashley Williams is an important part of our squad and club and we are not looking to sell him, and therefore we have turned down the offer currently on the table." Williams has just returned from his post-Euro break after captaining Wales to the semifinals this summer and new Everton manager Ronald Koeman was keen to add the center-half for £10 million before the Swans denied the offer.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 2 - 6:18 PM

Everton has officially announced its first big signing of the summer in Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

The 26-year-old joins the Toffees after just one season at Aston Villa after arriving from Lille last summer. Gueye made 38 appearances for the relegated Villains and joins Everton on a for-year contract through 2020 after the club triggered his £7.1million release clause. Said manager Ronald Koeman: "Idrissa will provide quality in our squad in the midfield and we want to increase the quality in the team. He was one of the players last season with the best record in interceptions and pressing in the midfield. We need this kind of quality and I’m happy to have him joining our Club."
Aug 2 - 2:53 PM

Ashley Williams is the latest of Swansea's key players being looked at as a possible transfer target, with Everton showing interest.

Everton look to be preparing for life without John Stones and Williams would certainly provide a quality replacement. A potential partnership with Phil Jageilka may lack in youth and quickness but would make up for it in experience in leadership. It just does not seem a move the Swans can afford. Andre Ayew is being pursued by West Ham United as well, which would leave Gylfi Sigurdsson the only player one could consider an established star. The rumor appears to be far from materializing at this time, but the Englishman is believed to be worth around £10m if the Swans decided to sell. How they can afford to enter the coming season without a striker and potentially without their club captain is difficult to understand if they have any intention of staying clear of the relegation zone.
Aug 1 - 11:20 AM

Chelsea are reportedly getting ready to bid £68million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

Ex-Chelsea man Lukaku could be headed back to Stamford Bridge. The sums for players are getting ridiculous an d£68million for Lukaku is a crazy amount. Everton have valued him at £75million, and there is a solid chance Chelsea match that. Lukaku has lacked consistency throughout his career, but at just 23-years-old, the upside is huge and Lukaku would be a great fantasy choice if he's playing in London this season.
Source: Mirror
Jul 31 - 7:01 PM

Idrissa Gueye could be headed to Everton after the club have triggered his release clause of £7.1m.

The clause has also been triggered by Marseille, so Gueye could be playing outside of the Premier League this season. Gueye was average with relegated Aston Villa last season and is unlikely to be a fantasy option regardless of where he ends up. You can safely avoid him in all formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 26 - 3:28 PM

John Stones and Phil Jagielka will miss Everton’s first pre-season friendly at Barnsley on Saturday through injury.

While Stones has been linked with a summer move away, the club have been keen to stress that a minor muscular problem has denied him a return to his former stomping ground, although he could be back on Tuesday to face MK Dons. Jagielka on the other hand, looks to have suffered a recurrence of the hamstring strain which hampered his progress during the latter stages of the 2015/16 campaign. However, Ronald Koeman will be able to call upon the services those involved in France at Euro 2016 -- Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady and Ross Barkley – with the new boss promising the quartet at least 45 minutes of action.
Jul 22 - 6:00 PM



Video Center

  •  
    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday

    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On the Bump: Monday

    MLB On the Bump: Monday
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9