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Leighton Baines

30-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.

December 3, 2014    Leighton Baines News

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Baines got his second start in four days in the 1-1 draw to Hull City Wednesday.

It appeared that Baines was going to miss some time with a hamstring injury, but he's proven to fight through that, starting and playing 90 minutes in both matches the past four days. With another game approaching this Saturday against Manchester City, it will be interesting to see if Baines starts again as they'll want to monitor his minutes coming off an injury.

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

November 30, 2014

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Baines (hamstring) got the start Sunday and played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Tottenham.

Baines was his usual self attacking from the back and sending in crosses all game long. He appeared to be unlikely to play this week so the appearance is very promising for his prospects going forward. Baines and Everton host Hull City on Wednesday in a good opportunity for a clean sheet.

November 28, 2014

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Baines (hamstring) faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Tottenham, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

Baines has been sidelined since picking up the hamstring injury while on international duty, and while he is lightly training, there is no guarantee that he'll be good to go by Sunday. If he doesn't play, Tony Hibbert could get a start in his place.

November 22, 2014

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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.

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, 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.