He'll need an update sooner than later. He's far from being a world-class CB, but he's very influential and has a commanding role in Soton's D-Line (DF Leader?). MEN and TW could be boosted (specially the former), but ain't sure about concrete values yet.
Can't believe he's still rated this badly, really have neglected him, did think sotons great defence was more to do with with lovren but seeing lovren move on and fail at loserpool and seeing soton get even better defensively it's obvious this guy it good
He really needs update. DEF could go up 4,5 points, he's best defender in best defence in Premier League .Yesterday against ManUtd he was best player on the pitch for sure (alongside Tadic). Also, *D-Line control could be added too...
Although I believe he has been much better this year, right up there with Kompany this season, although he's not quiet that good (who is!?). Personally I recommend defence up to 87. Any other thoughts?
It is very good ah. good response, good tackle, good anticipation. very clean in his tackle. at least according to the video deserves a little more DEF and RESP. I'll check in the coming games, has left a good impression on video
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He's gradually making a nice CB partnership with Van Dijk so far. They struggled a bit to play well together in the very first stages of the season (including an early exit in Europa League at the hands of Midtjylland), but since then they have been playing fairly good.
Good defender no question about that, but yesterday i was amazed by how bad his passing was, especially his long balls. To the point that next to him Pepe looked like freaking Beckenbauer, such was the diference.
Tbh honest i had never noticed that before, maybe it was just a bad day passing wise.
Lacks of concentration and no brawn are becoming a constant in him. He was crap against Latvia (although having Bruno Alves as a defensive partner doesn't help much). But he was bad against Mexico as well, playing alongside a solid Pepe. There has been so little conviction in Fonte's game.
It's also reported that his club performances weren't any better. I'm afraid he's quickly becoming a "has been".