Sol Campbell: Stones could become one of the best

      

Sol Campbell: Stones could become one of the best

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Former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has backed Manchester City’s John Stones to become of the world’s best defenders in the future.

The 22-year-old, who was snatched by City from Everton in 2016, is not experiencing his best of times in his first season at City, but Campbell believes the club offers him the right environment to flourish.

“I think he’s definitely got one of the best managers in the world to teach him and guide him through the pitfalls of football.” Campbell told Omnisport.

“He’s lucky that he’s there and definitely he’s benefitting from having better players around him. He’s got the environment, the manager and the players around him to hopefully make him into one of the best defenders in the world in time.”

Stones has made 47 appearances for City so far, winning Man of the Match on one occasion.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17