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Phil Jagielka

32-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


Birthdate:  August 17, 1982    Birthplace:  Manchester, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  183 lbs    

December 27, 2014    Phil Jagielka News

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Jagielka had to be stretchered off after suffering an ankle injury during Friday's match against Stoke City, and he is unlikely to play Sunday against Newcastle, manager Roberto Martinez said after the game..

Antolin Alcaraz replaced Jagielka on Friday, and he could take his spot in the starting XI for Sunday's match, as John Stones also suffered a knock during the game.

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Phil Jagielka: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 18, 2014

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Jagielka had a nice game Saturday, grabbing a clean sheet and scoring off a header in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

This was Jagielka's first goal since his wonder strike against Liverpool and he is a solid defensemen for a team that needs him to step up. Everton have been in a bit of a rut as of late, but this clean sheet, along with a favorable schedule, may make Jagielka a solid fantasy option for the next few weeks.

September 27, 2014

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Jagielka played hero Saturday grabbing the 91st minute goal in the 1-1 draw to earn a draw against rivals Liverpool Saturday.

Jagielka is not one for scoring, but had a nice finish from long range to grab a point in the tough rivalry game at Liverpool. Jagielka hasn't been very reliable from a fantasy perspective because he doesn't play as offensively as the left and right backs for Everton and they have been lacking in clean sheets this season. With that said, the defense may have found some rhythm today and its worth keeping an eye on to see if they start playing better defensively and earning some clean sheets.

May 4, 2014

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Jagielka, who had been out since late February with a hamstring injury, returned to Everton's starting XI on Saturday against Manchester City. Jagielka started the match and played 66 minutes before being subbed off in the 3-2 loss.

Jagielka will look to remain in the starting XI for Everton's final match of the season. If he does, he will have a good chance at a clean sheet as the Toffees finish up against Hull City.

April 23, 2014

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Jagielka (hamstring) is expected to return to the squad for their match against Manchester City on May 3, the team reports. He is not expected to be rushed back for this Saturday's match against Southampton, despite the mounting number of injuries Everton are dealing with.

Manager Roberto Martinez has been strict on not rushing Jagielka back from his hamstring injury. His return means he will be left with matches against Manchester City and away versus Hull City before the season ends.

April 20, 2014

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Jagielka was unable to play Sunday against Manchester United due to his on-going hamstring injury.

Jagielka appears to be week-to-week with the injury, which means he could be available next weekend against Southampton.

April 10, 2014

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Jagielka (hamstring) is hopeful to return for Everton's match against Manchester United on April 20, reports the Daily Mail. The club is setting up a behind-closed-doors friendly match during the week to allow Jagielka to test his fitness and injured hamstring ahead of the United game.

The news confirms Jagielka will miss Everton's next two matches against Sunderland and Crystal Palace. It is unfortunate for fantasy owners as these were nice matchups for the Everton defense. In his absence, expect John Stones to continue to be called into the Starting XI.

April 4, 2014

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Jagielka (hamstring) was described by Everton manager Roberto Martinez as doubtful for Sunday's match against Arsenal, reports Sky Sports. Martinez admits rushing back Jagielka from injury earlier in the season was a mistake and is trying to avoid repeating.

Jagielka has not played since Feb. 22 and it is likely to be out Sunday against Arsenal. With matches against Manchester City, Manchester United and Southampton still on the schedule, he would likely have very little fantasy value should he return for the end of the season.