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John Stones

21-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


England

Birthdate:  May 28, 1994    Birthplace:  Barnsley, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    

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Chelsea is expected to put forth a larger transfer bid for Stones on Monday after the club's initial 20 million bid was rejected, according to the Daily Mail.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho appears to be very impressed by the defender, and may see him as a replacement for John Terry.

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July 17, 2015

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Stones was the subject of a recent 20 million bid from Chelsea, but Everton rejected the transfer proposal, The Guardian reports.

Stones made 23 Premier League starts for Everton last season, emerging as one of England's best young defenders along the way. With John Terry nearing the end of his career and Gary Cahill coming off a down season, Chelsea is reportedly looking to bolster their defensive options through adding Stones. However, with Stones projected as Everton's everyday starter alongside Phil Jagielka this season, the Toffees are understandably reluctant to offload their talented 21-year-old.

June 17, 2015

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Stones will not play in England's U21 match against Portugal on Thursday because of a concussion, according to Sam Wallace of the Independent.

Stones is also expected to miss the following match against Sweden because of concussion protocols, though he has plenty of time to recover before the start of the Premier League season.

April 26, 2015

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Stones got the start and headed in a goal off a corner in the 3-0 win over Manchester United Sunday

The 20-year-old has featured in only 19 games thus far, but has looked good in his limited appearances. He also had a nice game defensively here making five clearances and committing four tackles in the match as well. Stones is the type of player who can grow into something special if he continues to get playing time, so look for him to finish the season as the regular starter. Expect him in the starting XI come next Saturday when Everton travel to Aston Villa.

March 13, 2015

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Stones is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Newcastle after missing Thursday's Europa League tie with an illness, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

Stones will likely slot back into his starting centreback spot alongside Phil Jagielka. The matchup is a decent one against a Newcastle side that will be without top scorer Papiss Cisse (suspension), though the Everton defense has really struggled this season.

December 27, 2014

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Manager Roberto Martinez said that Stones picked up a knock during Friday's match against Stoke City, though he was able to finish the game.

With Phil Jagielka picking up an ankle injury during the match, Stones is likely to keep his spot in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Newcastle, though he may be joined in the back by Antolin Alcaraz. Additionally, goalkeeper Tim Howard is likely to miss out with a calf injury, making Stones a less-than-ideal fantasy option.

December 26, 2014

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Stones had the best game defensively for Everton, saving three shots and making a key one-on-one tackle to save a goal in the 1-0 loss to Stoke City on Friday.

Stones has not been regularly starting, but has proven to be a true talent when he does get playing time. He was also second on the team with 82 touches and completed nearly every pass he made at a 92 percent rate. Look for Stones to start once again when Everton travel to Newcastle this Sunday.

December 23, 2014

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Stones could get the start Friday against Stoke City, after Roberto Martinez was critical of his starting defenders after the 3-0 loss to Southampton last weekend, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Stones was on the bench for the match against Soton, his first availability after returning from a severe ankle injury he suffered in October. If he does get the start, he could be a tremendous value in daily leagues given his low price in most formats.