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Jose Fonte | Defensemen

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 179

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Jose Fonte returns from a one-match ban to face Chelsea in gameweek 19.
Fonte was suspended for week 18 due to an accumulation of yellow cards but will return in week 19 to face Chelsea. He is nailed on to start in Southampton's back line and is a decent fantasy choice despite having a low chance at a clean sheet. He can contribute through tackles and interceptions and can score the occasional goal, making him a low risk play this week. Florin Gardos or Maya Yoshida will drop from the starting lineup. Dec 27 - 4:21 PM


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Jose Fonte has been suspended for GW18 due to accumulation of yellow cards.

Fonte received his fifth booking of the season and invoked a one-match ban against Everton last weekend. He will now miss the match against Crystal Palace but will be available on Sunday when they face Chelsea. Maya Yoshida or Florin Gardon will most likely replace Fonte and will be good one-week fantasy options. The problem with using either one is not knowing whether they get the start ahead of time. Use them only in leagues where you can make changes up until kickoff.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 24 - 4:31 PM

Jose Fonte registered a great stat line that included a clean sheet in Southampton's match this weekend.

Fonte finished the game with 18 fantasy points and his average is now at 8 points per game on the season. With Southampton's defense proving to be one of the best in the Premier League and Fonte's ability to get a lot of phantom points, he remains a good option for fantasy managers. Unlike his defensive partners Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand, Fonte is owned by under 1% of managers and can prove to be a great differential option.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 21 - 5:22 PM

Jose Fonte helped Southampton to another clean sheet today in their home match against Stoke City.

Southampton have the best defense in the Premier League, at least statistically, as they've only allowed five goals in nine matches. Second behind them is Chelsea, who've allowed eight goals, and everyone else is in the double digits. That is a huge jump between them and everyone else, so having at least one of their defenders is very helpful. The obvious choices are Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand, but the Jose Fonte has had a quietly strong season and is known to be able to score a goal or two. Use him with confidence going ahead.
Source: Livescore
Oct 25 - 2:42 PM

Southampton have acquired defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.

This is a great move the Saints, who have just reinforced their defense with a number of signings. Alderweireld can play both center-back and right-back, and it's unclear where he'll play at the moment. The Saints have Jose Fonte locked in as a starter and recently acquired center-back Florin Gardos to partner him, so there may not be a place for Alderweireld there. At right-back, they have Nathaniel Clyne, who has played well going forward this season, but can be a liability on defense. Regardless of where he plays, we expect Alderweireld to start and be a good fantasy option for managers.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 7:53 PM

Southampton are reportedly after Belgium international Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld is a good defender who would be a likely starter at Southampton. He can play both center-back and right-back, so it's not certain where exactly he'll line up, but he will immediately improve the Saints already solid defense. The Saints are also in pursuit of Tottenham's Andros Townsend, who would add an exciting option to their attack.
Source: DailyEcho
Aug 27 - 11:56 PM

Southampton are reportedly in the final stages of wrapping up the signature of Romanian center back Floran Gardos to replace the departed Dejan Lovern.

The doomsayers have been lining up all summer to crush Southampton after the losses of high profile members of their surprisingly strong first team last season. They have responded with a variety of new acquisitions and the latest appears to be arriving from Steaua Bucharest. Whether the new names can replace the production of the better-known players they are replacing remains to be seen but the Saints are at least close to having a full squad assuming Gardos joins Fraser Forster, Ryan Bertrand, Saphir Taidir, Dusan Tadic, and Graziano Pelle. It will be interesting to see how so many new faces come together under a new manager in Ronald Koeman early in the season.
Source: Twitter.com
Aug 11 - 1:04 PM

Jose Fonte has signed a new deal at Southampton that will keep him at the club until 2017.

After all his friends left, Fonte decided to cash in at Southampton as one of the more experienced players the club currently has. Fonte was also named the captain for the forthcoming season. If the Saints can keep their defensive level from last year after losing Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw, Fonte could be a good fantasy choice, especially with the likely arrival of Fraser Forster in goal. Look for Saints to regress but don't be surprised if they are a mid-table team in the coming season.
Source: BBC
Aug 9 - 2:17 PM

Jose Fonte is questionable for Southampton's game against West Ham on Saturday.

Fonte has been dealing with a minor problem and was assessed in Friday's training session but we have not heard the results of his status yet. With Dejan Lovren and Jos Hooveld out, Fonte will feature if he is even close to being to full health.
Feb 21 - 5:31 PM

Jose Fonte suffered a shin injury last time out but has already recovered and is available for Southampton's next match against Sunderland.

This is good news for the Saints as they are already without Dejan Lovren and missing Fonte would have been too big of a loss. The central defender has been fantastic this season and has been a great fantasy asset as of late. Southampton's next Premier League match is against West Ham and the Hammers are not known for their attack, making Fonte a premium pick for the week.
Feb 14 - 6:26 PM

Jose Fonte scored and contributed to a clean sheet in a Southampton win that saw a number of balls hit the post but only one go in.

The Saints center backs have contributed five goals so far this season and the latest - yesterday's rebound from Jose Fonte - was enough to secure an away win at Hull City. The match saw a number of shots from both sides hit the post. The one that found it's way through was just as dramatic with Steve Harper producing a double save before Fonte turned the second rebound into the net for the winner.
Feb 12 - 9:38 AM

Southampton have once again been linked with Italian defender Davide Astori.

The 26 year old Cagliari center-back would be a great addition to the Saints squad, who have struggled defensively when missing Dejan Lovren or Jose Fonte. Southampton started the season in fantastic defensive form but as Lovren and Fonte missed games because of injuries or suspensions, the defense struggled mightily. Astori has held a regular spot in the Serie A this season and would provide instant improvement.
Source: DailyEcho
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida are considered slight doubts for Thursday's game against Cardiff.

Fonte and Yoshida were left on the bench Sunday because of slight knocks and remain slightly doubtful for Boxing Day. The Saints defense has suffered drastically without Fonte and if he is healthy enough, there is no doubt he will start at centre-back. Fonte is a good fantasy option facing Cardiff but make sure to have a reliable bench option.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Jose Fonte is expected to return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench last weekend.

Fonte came off the bench last time out because he was recovering from an injury and wasn't fit enough for 90 minutes of action. He is not an advised play against Manchester City, who are currently in great form. If you want a Saints player, I would go with Dejan Lovren, who is better at producing fantasy points without a clean sheet.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 04:02:00 PM

Jose Fonte scored an equalizer late in the game to win Southampton a point against Sunderland in a 1-1 draw.

Southampton were the better team the majority of the game and equalized late to win a point. Fonte has started each of the last two games at center back alongside Dejan Lovren and it seems the two have won their starting spots for now. Southampton have only conceded one goal in two games with the two starting in the back and there seems no reason to change what is working.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 12:37:00 PM