Featured Defender Of the Week – Phil Jagielka

Relying on your front strikers, wingers on the flank or attacking midfielders to get the job done for goals can be frustrating at times. Highly experience and versatile defenders has the aptitude to take over the duties from their attacking teammates. Premier League is filled with defenders who are technically gifted with goal scoring capabilities. Do you have such players securing a place in your fantasy premier league starting line up?

Phil Jagielka

One player who is truly knows the importance and intensity of the Merseyside Derby, plus has constantly been a part of it for numerous seasons. Age is only a number, being 32 and still standing strong for such fascinating matches, Phil Jagielka is a gem of a defender. Grabbing your first goal in two seasons, and what a moment to have it. A mesmerizing goal from 30 yards out during a Merseyside Derby moreover it’s in the dying moments of a flurry match. The England international secured a valuable point for the visitors who do not hold a good record at Anfield, where the Reds are unbeaten in the last 16 derbies. The shot rifled in is clearly the chart topper for goal of the week or even the month. You could watch this sort of goals frequently and admire it until the end of time.

On the other hand, the Toffees are not at the fine best form or merely half way there with mix results so far this season. Despite only securing one clean sheet this season, there is no uncertainty on the 6 feet tall defender, who is a vital part of Roberto Martinez’s side. It’s a surprising fact that Jagielka played as a right winger during his school days and slowly developed as a sturdy man at the back. Since July 2007 he has been a part of the Goodison Park revolution.

Over the years, he linked up well with Sylvain Distin and free kick specialist Leighton Baines who are still guarding each others back. Phil Jagielka was previously a Shieffield United where he played as a central midfielder recording an enormous 254 matches, scoring 18 goals. Primarily he was the golden boy at his first club where he was under the youth development team. Loyalty seems to be the greatest asset of the England international. He has only played for both this clubs so far nearing the final stages of his career. For the Toffees, he has 211 appearances and seven goals to his name. A prominent plus precious moment for Jagielka was at the moment where was named Everton Player of the Season at the end of the 2008-09 season.

The Everton fans totally adore the Manchester born defender who shows his passion plus commitment towards the club. Everton has been leaky at the back this season, yet it’s expected that it will be fixed soon as they comprise both experience and exhilarating talents throughout the pitch and Phil Jagielka is one who stands out tall. An exceptional player who will preferably end his career with the team in blue!

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