Jamo's right (imo). He was playing the best football of his career by some distance in the first half of the season and was a big part of how they played. He got injured, came back, and made a few mistakes in the first few games back and got dropped, with them having 3 other good CBs. Be interesting to see if Guardiola does persevere with him, or decides to move on.
I do agree he was looking good in the beginning, but equally (maybe Iím being too harsh) I donít know if he was being truly tested all that much. He was mostly free to shine in the more non-defensive part of his job.
Iím not sure his amount of mistakes and errors of judgement have really changed all that much from his time here even if he has improved in other ways. I think Pep plays the percentages and top sides sometimes playing in games with razor thin margins canít affird those type of lapses of judgement...hence the swift relegation to the reserves after he wasnít playing well when he came back from injury.
Maybe Guardiola will persist with him, but his treatment of Stones of late is not the greatest vote of confidence.