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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


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Signed a new four-year contract in January 2014.

April 18, 2015    Leighton Baines News

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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.

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

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.

April 4, 2015

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Baines had four key passes along with seven crosses in the 1-0 win over Southampton Saturday.

Baines sent in the corner that eventually led to the winning goal and he looked in good form all match long. Baines is not having as good of a campaign as last season, but he still has an impressive eight assists on the season. Baines will look to continue his good form next Saturday against Swansea.

April 4, 2015

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Baines (knee) is starting Saturday against Southampton.

Baines picked up the injury during England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania last week, though he played the full 90 minutes and was never expected to miss the Saints match.

March 27, 2015

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Baines picked up a knock in Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, and he will not travel for Turin for Tuesday's friendly against Italy, the Daily Mirror reports.

Baines played the full 90 minutes Friday, but he will get a rest before Everton take on Southampton on April 4.

March 15, 2015

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Baines was effective Sunday, making five crosses, three key passes, six tackles, and eight clearances in the 3-0 win over Newcastle.

Baines played more defensively today then usual and his fantasy owners were rewarded with his first clean sheet in nearly two months. Although he didn't have an assist or goal today, the performance after returning from his quad injury is very promising and he'll feature in the starting XI going forward barring any setbacks. Look for Baines to attack more next Sunday against one of the worst defenses in the league in QPR.

March 15, 2015

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Baines (quad) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's match against Newcastle.

Baines has not played since Feb. 22 against Leicester, but he reclaims his starting spot now that he's fit, sending Luke Garbutt back to the bench.

March 13, 2015

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Baines will have a late fitness test on his injured groin Saturday to determine his availability for Sunday's match against Newcastle, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

Baines, who leads all defenders with eight assists this season, has not played since Feb. 22 against Leicester. Despite the high assist total, he hasn't had one since Jan. 10 against Man City, and his last goal was back on Nov. 9 against Sunderland. If Baines is unable to play, Luke Garbutt would most likely get the start again.