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James McCarthy

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier


Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  November 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Glasgow, Scotland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  159 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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James McCarthy Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with Everton in September of 2013.

August 25, 2016    James McCarthy News

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Celtic have ignited an effort to bring McCarthy to the club on loan after securing entry into the Champions League, according to the Daily Mail.

Many clubs have shown interest in the Everton midfielder including Newcastle, Sunderland, and Crystal Palace. McCarthy has been slightly unsettled under manager Ronald Koeman, which could entice Everton to work on an arrangement with the Scottish side.

James McCarthy – Season Projections
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  Most Popular Fantasy Soccer Stats Additional Stats
Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Premier Everton 2911 1 2 25 8 1952 7 32 78 34
James McCarthy – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 Premier Everton 29 29 2435 2 2 16 7 17 28 38 80 50 18 0 6 0
2016 Premier Everton 2 2 128 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 4 2 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   James McCarthy
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Date League OPP ST MIN G A S SOG CRO FS FC TKL INT BLK CS PKG PKM YC RC
2016-8Aug 20 Premier @WBA * 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-8Aug 13 Premier TOT * 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0

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James McCarthy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 5, 2016

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McCarthy started all four Republic of Ireland matches during Euro 2016, tallying one cross and one yellow card on nine fouls. He extended his international record to 39 caps with no goals. Ireland lost 2-1 out to France and were knocked out of the tournament at the round of 16.

McCarthy had a solid campaign with Everton last season. The 25-year-old holding midfielder managed to find some production with two goals and two assists in 29 Premier League starts, though, he typically doesn't hold much fantasy upside due to his primarily defensive functions.

June 13, 2016

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McCarthy has been dealing with a groin issue, but was labeled fit and in Ireland's starting lineup against Sweden on Monday.

In his defensive midfield role, McCarthy's fantasy value will be limited, especially against a more defensive team like Sweden.

April 14, 2016

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McCarthy is suspended for Saturday's match against Southampton after picking up two red cards during Wednesday's fixture with Crystal Palace.

McCarthy's role as a holding midfielder limits his fantasy upside in most formats, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy rosters. Muhamed Besic could move into the starting XI in McCarthy's absence.

April 12, 2016

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McCarthy scored in Everton's 1-1 draw away to Watford on Saturday.

James McCarthy would be a dream acquisition for a fantasy manager if he could just compliment his undoubted defensive, not to mention passing, ability and foray into the opponents box from the time to time. His goal in Saturday was his first of the season and until he starts adding to this tally, perhaps, it is best to stay away.

January 24, 2016

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McCarthy (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea on Sunday.

McCarthy has apparently recovered from his groin injury but isn't match fit enough to participate. Muhamed Besic will get the start in his place.

January 22, 2016

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McCarthy (groin) was deemed "medically fit" but will have to go through late fitness test before the Swansea game on Sunday, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

McCarthy already had a full training session with the team but he hasn't played in 2016 yet and may need a little extra time to challenge a return to the starting XI. If he doesn't get the nod Muhamed Besic, who's had a nice few games, will probably pick up another start as defensive midfielder alongside Gareth Barry.

December 30, 2015

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McCarthy (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Tottenham.

McCarthy aggravated a previous injury during Monday's match against Stoke City, and making matters worse for Everton, Tom Cleverley, who came on for McCarthy, also went down with an injury.