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Leighton Baines

29-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.

October 18, 2014    Leighton Baines News

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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.

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

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.

September 21, 2014

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Baines converted a penalty in the 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace Sunday.

Baines has been very solid this year seemingly grabbing assists every weekend and finally contributed with his first goal of the season Sunday. Baines is arguably the most productive defensive player in fantasy and faces off against rival Liverpool next weekend.

September 13, 2014

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Baines had a very solid game against West Brom recording an assist and grabbing a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory over West Brom Saturday.

Baines looks to be back in form this season after a somewhat mediocre campaign last year. Baines will be a reliable source of assists all year long as he attacks from the wing and sends in crosses consistently. Everton host Crystal Palace next weekend in what looks to be another prime opportunity for a clean sheet.

August 30, 2014

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Baines looked good Saturday grabbing an assist and drawing four fouls in the 6-3 loss to Chelsea.

While the defense was poor from Everton, the left and right backs looked very good going forward offensively(Baines and Coleman). With the defense being so attacking they will be susceptible to games like this. With that said, the defense is very strong and it will look to rebound against a much easier opponent in West Brom in their next match.

August 6, 2014

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Baines had a somewhat disappointing season last year scoring four goals and grabbing five assists, but looks primed to surpass those numbers with the depth of the Everton squad this year.

This may be the best Everton squad Baines has played for and it may show in his numbers in the upcoming season. As for usual, Baines is in the top five for defenders in fantasy this season and there's no reason why he shouldn't finish in the top five again and possibly approach double digits assists for the first time in his career. With that said, it remains to be seen if he will continue his attacking ways or if manager Martinez will ask him to play a more defensive position.

June 22, 2014

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Baines will not face Costa Rica on Tuesday in the World Cup due to a hamstring injury, the BBC reports.

Baines will be replaced in the starting XI by 18 year old Luke Shaw. England have already been eliminated from the knockout round, but Costa Rica can win Group D with at least a draw.

May 30, 2014

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Baines had four goals and five assists in 32 games this season for Everton.

Baines is arguably the most important player for Everton; not only is he the catalyst for one of the top defenses in the Premier League, but he also is a great attacking defender. The only disappointment for Baines was his scoring chances, with only five shots on goals all season. He's proven to be a deadly free kick taker though, so he's as reliable as a defender as you can get in fantasy.