# John Stones

This year
# Analysis
John Stones the architect who typified old-school values in one glorious minute
The Manchester City defender helped rouse his teammates from a second-half slumber as they progressed to Champions Legaue semi-final.
# Setback
Man City trio to miss Champions League clash
Kevin de Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones have been ruled out of Wednesday’s last 16 first leg with RB Leipzig.
All time
# Tied down
John Stones signs contract extension at Manchester City until 2026
The 26-year-old England defender joined the club in 2016.
# In form
Man City win sees them leapfrog Liverpool and go second
Ireland’s James McCarthy made his first Premier League start since October, but he could not prevent a Crystal Palace loss.
# learning
Pep Guardiola says John Stones is 'back'
Pep Guardiola has singled out the rejuvenated defender for praise.
# Worry
Guardiola hoping City star's hamstring is not 'broken'
Rodri has adapted impressively to life in Manchester, but looks set for a spell on the sidelines.
# rocky patch
Stones ruled out for five weeks as Man City defensive crisis worsens
Nicolas Otamendi is the club’s only remaining fit, senior centre-back.
# sticks and stones
'We still think he has been our best centre-back': Southgate defends Stones after Nations League blunders
The Man City defender gifted two goals against the Netherlands in their Nations League semi-final.
# individual errors
Nations League semi-final heartache for England, as Barkley and Stones howlers prove costly
The Netherlands will meet Portugal in the final after winning tonight.
# Doubtful
Manchester City dealt double injury blow ahead of Schalke tie
The Premier League side may be missing players at both ends of the pitch in the Champions League tomorrow night.
# returning pair
Man City receive major boost as star duo De Bruyne and Aguero in contention
The Premier League champions could have two world-class talents back for Saturday’s game at home to Everton.
# Out in the Cold
In-form Man City defender claims continuing absence from France squad is 'personal'
Aymeric Laporte is yet to receive a senior French cap.
# Miss
Liverpool's Van Dijk glad to escape penalty pain in City draw
Riyad Mahrez wasted the chance to take all three points from a spot-kick.
# Rolling Stones
'It might never come around again': Stones embracing World Cup final chance
John Stones is not ready for his World Cup dream to be over as he targets a first England final since 1966.
# Claim
'Colombia are probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against'
John Stones began his career in the Football League with Barnsley but has never experienced antics such as Colombia’s in Moscow.
# Advice
Guardiola available to call or text '24 hours a day' during World Cup for Stones
The Manchester City defender will be given the chance to seek advice from his club boss in Russia.
# Preview
'I have an idea' - Guardiola plots new defensive strategy for Liverpool clash
The Catalan coach has seen his side ship six goals in two matches.
# Challenge
John Stones admits to 'difficult' Manchester City spell
The England international defender has seen others edge ahead of him in the pecking order under Pep Guardiola.
# Prospect
Why is John Stones not playing for Man City at the moment?
The England man was one of the league leaders’ best performers before his injury but he has been out of form since January and faces stiff competition
# Going Well
De Bruyne integral again as Manchester City continue formidable form
John Stones was forced off in the first half with an apparent hamstring problem.
# LA story
Man City romp to 4-1 friendly win over Real Madrid
Kevin De Bruyne starred and Danilo made his Manchester City debut.
# Comeback
Man City's Jesus in line for early return in FA Cup semi-final
Pep Guardiola will be without John Stones for Sunday’s FA Cup Semi-Final against Arsenal, but Gabriel Jesus will travel with the squad.
# constructive criticism
John Stones not tough enough, says Pep Guardiola
The Man City boss has suggested the young defender needs to work on his aerial game.
# Opinion
4 examples of how Pep Guardiola is making life difficult for himself at City
Struggles with the aging squad the manager inherited worsened at Everton.
# Analysis
Mourinho's United fan comments and more Premier League talking points
Plus, why John Stones needs to start maturing fast as he prepares to return to his former club.
# Positivity
'I've stopped listening' - John Stones ignoring critics ahead of Everton return
The Manchester City defender has come under fire at times this season, but the England international is taking everything in his stride
# January Sales
Guardiola defends Stones and claims City don't want Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is not on Pep Guardiola’s radar for January, with the Manchester City boss confident John Stones will turn his form around.
# Winning
Sergio Aguero-inspired Man City edge past Burnley
Goals either side of half-time from the Argentine international earned his side all three points.
# toffees alum
John Stones benefited from Moyes' Everton exit, says Shane Duffy
The Brighton and Ireland centre back feels Roberto Martinez was the best thing that could have happened Stones.
# Study
Man United signing of Eric Bailly named the Premier League's most overpriced transfer
CIES Football Observatory has used an algorithm to assess the highest gaps between fee paid and the estimated real worth of a player.
# Hindsight
John Stones glad he didn't end up at Chelsea
The new Citizens recruit believes his frustration last season turned out to be a “blessing in disguise”.
# trolling
'You never picked him in the summer!' Carra hits back after Neville praises Stones
The €56 million defender made his competitive debut for Man City at the weekend.
# looking ahead
Worst signing? Top-four predictions? Our writers on the 2016-17 Premier League season
Plus, which Irish player should we watch out for in the coming campaign?
# Box Office
'Paul Pogba ticks all the boxes in an unpredictable market', admits Arsene Wenger
The Arsenal boss has expressed his ‘guilt’ over Leicester winning the Premier League last season.
# promise
The stats that show why Man City paid €58 million Stones
With Opta’s help, a look at some of the stats that show why Manchester City have made the youngster England’s most expensive defender.
# twist
Manchester City finally confirm John Stones signing after Uefa let it slip
Uefa’s website had earlier listed the England defender in City’s Champions League squad.
# Rumour Mill
Payet linked with Man United, Pogba saga nearly done, and all today's transfer gossip
Plus, PSG could be about to steal one of Arsenal’s targets and we look back at the deal that smashed the world transfer record in 1996.
# Targets
Guardiola confirms Man City want to sign €60m Stones and €47m Sane
The City boss would love to have the talented youngsters on board for his debut season in England.
# Transfer News
Man United target trio, John Stones asks to leave Everton and all today's transfer gossip
Plus, Liverpool and Tottenham are looking to sign one of the stars of the German Euro 2016 side.
# throwing stones
'The criticism has been scandalous and personal - it's as if we're trying to destroy the kid'
The Everton youngster is preparing for Euro 2016.