FM 2011 Player Profile – Phil Jones
written by Laxeyman
Position: DC / DM, MC
Price tag: £14.75m, patch 11.3
Phil Jones at the start of FM 11 (July 2010):
Jones already looks like a quality player at just 18, a player that could hold his own in the Premier League, and with his high Determination and Work Rate he is almost certain to get better.
Here’s what Arsenal’s Steve Rowley (who has 20 for both Judging Current and Potential Ability) thinks of this British wonderkid:
Rowley Scout Report:
As you can see, Rowley rates Jones very highly, saying that he is already a decent Premier League player, with the potential to become a leading star, and become one of the best defenders around. Rowley reckons that he would cost around £14.75m, but from what I’ve seen of Jones develop I’d say that’s a price worth paying.
Here he is in my game, currently in September 2019:
Jones in the future (2019):
He is awesome. A simply brilliant defender, and Man City got one of the best deals ever when they snapped him up for just £9.75m in January 2014. He has pace, strength, is good in the air, basically Jones becomes the complete defender, and can also do a good job in midfield if needed too. He is a world class player, and at still just 27, will surely captain both Man City and England in the future.
Here are Jones’ career stats:
Jones struggled a bit in the first three seasons in game, but after Blackburn dropped into the Championship he regained some confidence, and ever since joining City he has been fantastic. I’d also say that playing in a Blackburn side regularly near the bottom of the Premier League didn’t help Jones, and since joining a top side he has really kicked on. He also chips in with a fair few goals and assists for a defender, and all this means that in my opinion Phil Jones is a must buy on FM11 if possible.
My Best Buy Rating: 9.5/10