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Leighton Baines

29-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  11/30/2014
Birthdate:  December 11, 1984    Birthplace:  Kirkby, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Leighton Baines Contract Information:

Signed a new four-year contract in January 2014.

November 22, 2014    Leighton Baines News

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Baines (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Saturday.

Baines was unable to play for England over the international break due to the hamstring injury, and while it was hoped that he'd be fit enough to return to face the Hammers, he'll likely make it back on the pitch Nov. 30 against Tottenham.

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

November 18, 2014

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Baines appears to be a long-shot to play Saturday against West Ham due to the hamstring injury he picked up while training with England last week, Goal.com reports.

There was some optimism that Baines could recover in time to face West Ham, but it appears most likely that he'll get back on the pitch Nov. 30 against Tottenham.

November 14, 2014

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Baines picked up a knock in training and he has been ruled out of England's upcoming matches against Slovenia and Scotland.

It's unclear exactly what the issue is, but Baines has been sent back to the club for additional scans.

November 9, 2014

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Baines converted a penalty in the 1-1 draw to Sunderland Sunday.

Baines was the hero tying it up late with the penalty. He has only missed one penalty in his career, so those duties alone as a defender makes his value as high as any other defender in the Premier League. With the contributions through assists and penalties, Baines is certain to finish in the top 10 for defenders in fantasy.

November 1, 2014

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Baines' assist streak ended, but he did snatch a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Swansea on Saturday.

Baines has been a fantastic fantasy option all season long contributing nearly every week. He's Everton's most valuable player and it's no surprise they locked him up for four more years back in January. Baines travels to Sunderland next weekend in another good opportunity for a clean sheet.

October 26, 2014

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Baines had yet another assist Sunday in the 3-1 win over Burnley.

Baines cant stop getting assists right now and that makes for nine on the season in all competitions. It was a typical cross from Baines that was finished off by veteran Samuel Eto'o. Baines is a must use right now in fantasy with his absurd assist rate at the defensive position.

October 18, 2014

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Baines continued his torrid assist run by grabbing two more in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Baines has just been fantastic sending crosses in and setting up goals this season. This is now seven assists in all competitions and we're barely two months into the season. If he continues to grab clean sheets with his assists pace, he will surely be vying to be the top defensive fantasy option this season.

October 5, 2014

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Baines' assist binge continued Sunday, grabbing the lone assist for Everton in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United, though he also missed the first penalty of his career after going 12-for-12.

This is now five assists in all competitions for Baines and his third in the Premier League thus far. He is one of the best offensive-defensive players in the EPL and should continue to provide assists all season long.