This. Though he’s basically been only a bit more than solid and cut out most the errors that were blighting his game, for me he’s been the most improved player since last season.
That’s not much praise I suppose, but if he can make another step forward next season, and my feeling is that he can, then he’ll really start to bring something to the team AND avoid the need to spend more dough on another starting CB (provided we do sign Zouma).
The main thing is that I no longer get the feeling of impending doom any time he is required to make an intervention in the game.
He also looks like the drummer from New Order, which is a plus.