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Leighton Baines

30-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  8/8/2015
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.

July 26, 2015    Leighton Baines News

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Baines (ankle) started and played 64 minutes during a friendly with Hearts on Sunday, the club's official website reports.

Baines did not travel with the team on its preseason tour to Singapore in order to stay back and continue rehabbing his ankle injury, but his appearance Sunday certainly bodes well for his chances of starting Everton's Premier League opener, which comes Aug. 8 against Watford at Goodison Park.

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

July 7, 2015

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Baines will not travel to Singapore for the Barclays Asia Trophy as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

Baines missed the last two matches of the 2014/15 Premier League season due to the ailment, but he is progressing in his recovery and could very well be fit for the 2015/16 opener on Aug. 8 against Watford.

May 14, 2015

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Baines will miss the final two matches of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, reports Sky Sports.

Baines has been dealing with an ankle problem since 2012, and visited a specialist for the issue in the past few days. The defender is expected to return this summer when Everton begins preparations for next season.

May 12, 2015

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Baines will visit with a specialist after being forced off in the second half of Saturday's match against Sunderland because of an ankle injury, The Guardian reports.

Baines has already missed time this season with hamstring, thigh and knee issues, and with Everton out of the relegation zone and not in contention for a European spot, there could be reason to let Baines sit the remaining two games of the season. If that happens, Luke Garbutt could get back in the starting XI.

May 9, 2015

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Baines put up a season-high 16 crosses in the 2-0 loss to Sunderland.

This was a good performance from Baines as he made five key passes along with his 16 crosses. Baines has had a successful season grabbing nine assists in 32 games played.

April 26, 2015

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Baines sent in eight crosses, snatched an assist on a corner, and grabbed a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over Manchester United Sunday.

This was Baines first assist since January 10th after grabbing eight in his first 20 games. Baines still has had a productive season and will likely finish in double-digit assists for the first time in his career. With his assisting rate and recent clean sheet form, Baines is a top-notch fantasy option right now. Look for Baines to continue his good form next Saturday against Aston Villa.

April 18, 2015

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Baines got off nine crosses, four shots, and picked up a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Burnley Saturday.

Baines had his best assisting game in weeks Saturday, but strangely was not asked to take the one penalty opportunity they had Saturday. There's no word to why he didn't take it, but Barkley took the duties and subsequently missed the penalty. This was Baines most active game in weeks and he'll look to build off this performance against a club that has been linked with Baines in Manchester United.

April 11, 2015

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Baines had seven crosses, five clearances, and three interceptions in the 1-1 draw to Swansea on Saturday.

Ever since the inclusion of Aaron Lennon, Baines has been asked to play more defensively and it shows in his stats the past few matches. This may make Everton a batter team, but it's not great for fantasy owners, as he has only one assist in the past three months. Baines could find some rhythm next weekend in a good matchup against Burnley.