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Should this Everton starlet be going to the World Cup?

Date: 15th April 2014 at 6:40pm
Written by Christy Malyan

I'd hate to blow smoke up the proverbial of a young, obviously talented, but relatively unproven home-grown talent, yet once again I find myself committing that cardinal sin in regards to Everton's defensive wizz-kid John Stones. The 19 year-old has dazzled Toffees supporters in recent weeks, amid Phil Jagielka's sidelining through injury, with his most pinnacle performance to date coming in a Man of the Match display against Sunderland last weekend, where the right-back-come-central-defender made more clearances (9) and blocked more shots (5) than any player on the pitch. The Wearside club may not be the most potent side we've seen in the Premier League this season, rather, their 29 goals for, averaging at under one goal per match, is the worst scoring return in the entire division. But regardless, it's incredibly telling of Stones' reading of the game that he was required to make just a single tackle throughout the ninety minutes, whilst Everton managed to record a clean sheet away from home in the 1-0 encounter. In fact, from Stones' nine Premier League starts in the centre-back role this season, the Goodison outfit have conceded just five times in his presence, claiming clean sheets against the Black Cats, Arsenal, Newcastle and Norwich and racking ... Read More


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