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Leighton Baines

31-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


Birthdate:  December 11, 1984    Birthplace:  Kirkby, United Kingdom    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Leighton Baines Contract Information:

Signed a new four-year contract in January 2014.

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April 30, 2016    Leighton Baines News

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Baines won five tackles, put in seven crosses and scored a goal on three shots during Saturday's win over Bournemouth.

The fullback was solid on the defensive end, but he was a terror going forward and made his biggest contribution by roofing a bouncing ball inside the Cherries box. Baines had one of his best all-around games of the season from a fantasy perspective on Saturday, and he will look to keep it up next week versus Leicester.

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April 21, 2016

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Baines made one cross and seven clearances in Wednesday's 4-0 drubbing loss to Liverpool.

The Toffees are in the middle of a crisis and with a raid of injuries and a crucial FA Cup semifinal just a few days ahead they weren't any match in the derby whatsoever. Seamus Coleman's injury moved Bryan Oviedo to the right back and allowed Baines to start on the left. Nevertheless, with the Toffees' defense getting worse and worse and the team's inability to win in the last six Premier League games his fantasy upside is very limited.

April 20, 2016

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Baines (groin) is starting Wednesday against Liverpool.

Baines was held out of last weekend's match due to the injury, but he'll start in his return opposite Bryan Oviedo, who is filling in at rightback in place of the injured Seamus Coleman.

April 16, 2016

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Baines could return from his groin injury Wednesday against Liverpool, manager Roberto Martinez said Saturday.

Baines was unable to play Saturday against Southampton due to the injury, which allowed Bryan Oviedo to get the start at leftback. If Baines is unable to return, Oviedo figures to get another run.

April 16, 2016

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Baines (groin) is out Saturday against Southampton.

Bryan Oviedo will get the start at leftback in place of Baines, who apparently failed a late fitness test to even make the bench Saturday.

April 15, 2016

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Baines (groin) was one of many Everton players to have picked up a knock in the midweek match against Crystal Palace. He'll face a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game against Southampton, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

It's been a disappointing season for Baines, who has missed much of the season through injury. He only has three clean sheets for the campaign and even with a home match against Southampton, it's been hard to trust the Everton back line all season. Bryan Oviedo has often been the man to benefit from Baines' absence.

April 14, 2016

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Baines is questionable for Saturday's match against Southampton because of a groin injury suffered Wednesday against Crystal Palace, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

Baines has been in-and-out of the lineup this season due to a few different injuries, and if he has to miss Saturday's match, Bryan Oviedo is likely to step in.

March 3, 2016

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Baines could start Saturday against West Ham in place of Bryan Oviedo, who is dealing with a knock, but manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday that Baines continues to deal with pain in his surgically-repaired ankle. “Since the surgery, it has been giving him a little bit of soreness and managing that pain at times has been a little bit difficult," Martinez said. “When he came on against Villa, he felt he has to play through pain at times which is not ideal, so we have to make sure we solve that because it is not fair on Leighton to be feeling pain every time he steps on the football pitch. “We are going to be seeing the specialist but it shouldn’t stop him from training and being with the group. He’s just been carrying a little niggle, part of the injury that kept him away from the pitch. We need to make sure that final step is sorted and it clears him from pain from now until the end of the season.

If Oviedo and Baines are unable to play Saturday, Brendan Galloway, who began the season as the starter before Baines returned from injury, could get the start.