He doesn't have a proper thread, and is an important topic of discussion, so made this one. Anyways, now that I have had time to mull over the Chelsea game and release some anger, I have come to this conclusion: A slow but tall defender can work, and there are multiple cases of this just in the PL, ie. Terry, Dann, Demicheles, etc. The issue stems from the fact that Per makes absolutely no use of his height, with his greatest attribute, "positioning", being a mere excuse for why his pace isn't an issue. Height can be used for several things; being heading, strength, and intimidation. Per is proficient at none of those, and that's an absolute travesty. His air game is surprisingly nonexistent, as his slow motion movement comes with no ability to jump. He has decent strength, but not considerably to say it's an attribute of his. If he is strong, he doesn't show it, as he doesn't often enough shield players away from the ball. Then there is his intimation, and who are we kidding, his smiling face leaves all attackers confident they can steam roll him. He is as scary as ****ing Mike Wazowski. There is no aggression in him, no fight, he's pure talk, and that isn't even intimidating. It's uplifting to the team, but means nothing to opposition. He absolutely needs to play to his real strengths, or else he is done for me. Then we have all of his weaknesses, those being pretty obvious. He is slow af, which gives quick players (or any decently fast player actually) the ability to run in behind easily. I also want to highlight his positioning, which is very annoyingly bad. A lot of people here seem to think he is adept at it, but he really isn't. His speed makes him poor at the offside trap, which he should leave to Kosc by being slightly ahead of him, but he always seems to lag behind, leading to several mistakes that have happened this season. Needs to get better, because Gabriel is looking at his spot now. I appreciate him, but he needs to step up, or step down.