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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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February 6, 2016    Leighton Baines News

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Baines was on the bench Saturday against for Everton’s 3-0 victory over Stoke City.

Baines has now been replaced by Bryan Oviedo in two straight league matches. It will be interesting to see manager Roberto Martinez’s decision as his squad faces West Bromwich Saturday.

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Leighton Baines: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 3, 2016

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Baines will come off the bench in Wednesday's match against Newcastle.

With two matches this week, this could be a way of giving their star left back some extra rest. He missed the first 14 matches of the season due to injury and sat out the back-half of a two match in three day period at the end of December, making this more precautionary than anything else. Bryan Oviedo will get the start in his place.

January 16, 2016

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Baines tallied an assist in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Chelsea.

Baines found Kevin Mirallas in the 56th minute to give the Toffees a 2-0 lead they looked as if they wouldn't relinquish, but a spirited performance by Chelsea fought back for a point. This was Baines' first assist of the season after missing the first three months of the season with an injury. While the left back occasionally shirks his defensive duties to play up the pitch, he's one of, if not the best, left back in the Premier League.

January 14, 2016

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Baines sent in seven crosses and picked up a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw to Man City on Wednesday.

Baines has been forgotten in fantasy circles because of how much time he has missed due to injury, but this type of game shows what he can provide. Baines is still a top-notch fantasy option because of the offensive production he can provide out of a defensive position. Now may be the time to buy in on him before he inevitably goes on an assist run.

December 1, 2015

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Baines (ankle) returned to action Tuesday in the League Cup clash against Middlesbrough.

The long-time absentee was introduced in the 73-rd minute off the bench and even managed to pick up his first yellow card. While the return is great news for the Toffees, they’ll be on the safe side not rushing him into starting until he gains full match fitness. Also with Brandon Galloway having a great season, Baines would have to battle him for the starting left back position. So, he won’t be the fantasy gem he used to be, for the time being at least.

November 28, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Baines faced a late fitness test for the match, but he'll sit one more time, allowing Brendan Galloway to start.

November 26, 2015

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Baines (ankle) will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Bournemouth.

Baines has not played yet this season due to the injury he suffered in the final training session before the season-opener in August, and given his lengthy layoff, it seems very unlikely that he would start in his first match back. If he passes fit for the bench, Brendan Galloway will continue to start at leftback.

November 21, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is out for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Baines always seemed like a long shot to make Saturday's match, but he's getting closer to making his season debut after suffering the ankle injury in one of the final training sessions before the season-opener back in August. Brendan Galloway will once again start at leftback.