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Player News - Everton

Date: Team: Pos:

Sylvain Distin has picked up an illness this week and will need to be assessed before getting the go-ahead for what would be the final match of his career tomorrow against Tottenham.

The Martinez quote in the tweet that this news is attached to states that "We hope he (Distin) can make a farewell appearance on Sunday." Judging by his turn of phrase, even if Distin is a full go, it doesn't appear he will play any more of a role than a cameo substitution in the latter stages of the match, unless of course an injury or a sending off results in an earlier substitution. For fantasy owners, it is a situation to avoid.
May 23 - 11:24 AM

Antolin Alcaraz has been ruled out for Everton's last match of the season on Sunday against Tottenham with an undisclosed injury.

The news comes via Everton's official Twitter account and there is no detail on the center back's injury. Alcaraz has been a peripheral figure during his time with Everton, so his absence against Spurs at the weekend will not influence Roberto Martinez's team selection. It has been a disappointing reunion between Martinez and Alcaraz as Martinez once managed him at Wigan, but this bit of news may be the last the two share as the Toffees will likely want to be done with the injury-plagued defender.
May 23 - 11:16 AM

Leon Osman made his second consecutive start, scored a goal, and had a great fantasy day for Everton in their recent road win at West Ham United.

It was a 16-point affair in the Yahoo game for the veteran midfielder and he is still available in the Yahoo game for below 9m. Based on his positive display in contrast to what has been an up-and-down Toffees side, one would expect Roberto Martinez to stick with him in the final match against Spurs. Though Tottenham are coming off a clean sheet, their defense has not been consistent, so having an attacking Toffee in the final week of the season isn't such a bad idea.
May 19 - 10:57 AM

Romelu Lukaku scored a stoppage time winner as Everton came back to win 2-1 against West Ham United.

West Ham took the lead in the 62nd minute but that only lasted for a little as Leon Osman equalized just minutes later. The game was headed towards a 1-1 draw but Romelu Lukaku had other plans as he scored in stoppage time to win it for Everton. The result has no direct impact on any of the important races as neither team is involved in the relegation nor European races. The teams are now tied for 10th with 47 points each.
Source: Sky Sports
May 16 - 12:40 PM

Leighton Baines underwent surgery to repair his ankle and will miss the final two matches of the season for Everton.

Roberto Martinez expects Baines to be ready for preseason but the recovery time will force the left back to miss an upcoming friendly and Euro qualifier for the England national team. Luke Garbutt will step in for the final two matches and can be used as a way to free up cash in the Yahoo game as he is available for the minimum 1m.
Source: BBC Sport
May 14 - 7:23 PM

Romelu Lukaku was ineffective in Everton's 0-2 loss to Sunderland this last weekend.

Sunderland stole three points from Everton in what was a summary of Everton's season. Lukaku and company have been one of the most inconsistent squads this season and have flashed brilliance one week and complete incompetence the next. This past week was quite possibly their worst performance of the season and none of their players reached double digit fantasy points. Be weary of all Everton players for the rest of the season.
May 12 - 7:29 PM

Leighton Baines will be assessed amid fears that the Everton full-back may not play again this season after limping out of the home defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.

Baines made way for Luke Garbutt after 74 minutes at Goodison having failed to shake off an ankle problem. The news will come as a blow to Everton who have struggled to cope with the demands of the Premier League following their foray into European competition. However having lost to Dynamo Kiev in March the Toffees were able to assemble some level of respectability winning four of the proceeding 5-games [including a 3-nil victory over Manchester United] before back-to-back defeats. Everton now look destined for a finish outside of the top-10. With Bryan Oviedo sidelined Luke Garbutt remains on standby "We are going to assess Baines over the next 48 hours & find out if he is going to be available for the rest of the season," confirmed Martinez.
May 10 - 7:49 AM

Everton were stunned at home today by Sunderland, who scored twice on deflected goals to beat the Toffees, 0-2.

It looked like a promising fixture on paper for the Toffees as they entered the day in fine home form, keeping four consecutive clean sheets. It will be a disappointment for investors in their defense though as lady luck was exclusively on the side of Sunderland in this one. Those that invested in Tim Howard are in for a for a forgettable score as he only made one save in the process. To make matters worse, Leighton Baines had to limp off early with an injury that could jeopardize the remainder of his season.
Source: NBC Sports
May 9 - 9:47 AM

Seamus Coleman had a tough day for fantasy managers as Everton shipped three goals in their loss to Aston Villa over the weekend, resulting in a nice price discount.

Coleman had the worst score of any of the Toffee defenders with a -4 in the Yahoo game. That has triggered a price drop which should be considered for Week 35 as Everton will be set to host Sunderland. While the Black Cats are coming off of a positive display with a win at home, odds are they will find things difficult at Goodison Park. Between attacking and defending potential, Coleman should be among the ranked defenders to own for Week 35.
May 5 - 10:57 AM

Romelu Lukaku converted a penalty to get Everton back into the match but he and the Toffees were outdone by the heroics of Christian Benteke in a 3-2 final at Villa Park.

It was the battle of the Belgian strikers as Lukaku and Benteke squared off but it was the Villan who showed up at the opening whistle. Lukaku looked out of the game in the first half but changed his tune in the second and Everton would eventually break through when Steven Naismith was tripped up by Ron Vlaar in the area, awarding the Toffees a penalty. Lukaku took a deliberate yet accurate shot and found the back of the net. Villa regained a two goal advantage shortly thereafter but Everton made things interesting late when Phil Jagielka headed home a goal by way of a rebound off of a...Phil Jagielka header. It was a blooper reel goal for sure.
Source: NBC Sports
May 2 - 12:09 PM

The unfortunate Bryan Oviedo has been ruled out for at least 2-months following a freak training ground injury on the eve of his comeback.

Oviedo was expected to be involved for the under-21 side on Thursday as the Costa Rican stepped up his recovery after spending over 2-months on the sidelines because of a hamstring tear. However the defender rolled his ankle and fractured his metatarsal during a training session earlier this week – in similar circumstances to Darron Gibson – which will now keep him out until the back-end of pre-season meaning he is likely to miss the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Oviedo has found it difficult on Merseyside as an understudy to one of the Premier Leagues’ most consistent performers in recent years – Leighton Baines - and now the left-back faces another long road to full fitness.
May 1 - 7:20 PM

With their convincing 3-0 drubbing of Manchester United last weekend, Everton has seen a major spike in their fantasy price for most of their players.

Everton had eight players reach double digit fantasy points in the Yahoo game over the weekend, and all of their prices have ballooned. For most of the past several months leading up to the United win, the club provided a constant source of players with marked down prices. James McCarthy popped up with a whopping 20 points, hitting double digits for the second time in three games, and is now north of 10m. Interestingly, of the players that did not put up a big day last weekend, there lies a couple of solid weapons. Romelu Lukaku and Aaron Lennon are still below 10m.

Everton put on a dynamic display against Manchester United, beating them at Goodison Park for the third consecutive season in a 3-0 win.

The Toffees jumped ahead early when James McCarthy cleaned up a cross meant for Romelu Lukaku and scored inside of five minutes. Manchester United didn't seem to have a response and as the first half wore on, you felt another Everton goal was coming. It did in the 35th minute when John Stones headed home a Leighton Baines corner, giving the young center back his first top flight goal and a monster fantasy day. The Toffees did well to never take their foot off the gas and Kevin Mirallas put the game to bed by scoring from the bench. It has been a rocky season at Goodison but Everton look to end the season on a strong note.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 26 - 10:28 AM

Leon Osman's status for the weekend is still in the air but Roberto Martinez has revealed that the veteran has shown progress in his recovery.

Martinez will not make a determination on Osman's availability until matchday on Sunday, so for fantasy purposes, he needs to be ruled out. His absence increases the likelihood of a start for Ross Barkley. James McCarthy should be ready to partner Gareth Barry in midfield, with Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas out wide. This could be a tough test for Manchester United.
Source: Twitter.com
Apr 24 - 11:32 AM

Roberto Martinez has stated that Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is "very unlikely" to make the squad for their match against Manchester United on Sunday.

It looks like one more week for the South African international. Kevin Mirallas returned and scored for the Toffees last weekend, so Martinez has two in-form wide men to name to his XI with Aaron Lennon also playing well. Martinez also went on to confirm that Romelu Lukaku will be ready to go, much to the dismay of Red Devil fans.
Source: Twitter.com
Apr 24 - 11:24 AM



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