Manchester City: The stat that proves how crucial Fernandinho is to Pep Guardiola’s side
Fernandinho is like a fine wine – he seems to be getting better with age.
The 33-year-old has been with the Etihad club for six years, accumulating almost 200 league appearances for the Citizens.
But his last two seasons have arguably been his best yet – and our stats from Opta prove why.
This season, City gain an average of 2.7 points every match they play with Fernandinho – winning 87 per cent of games when he plays.
Without Fernandinho, City average 2 points every match – winning 67 per cent of games when he’s involved.
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And the figures have drastically improved this season compared to his stats overall for the Citizens.
Since his Premier League debut, Man City average a win percentage of 70 per cent – a 16 per cent hike from this season’s stats.
Without Fernandinho since his debut, City have won 61 per cent of games, showing just how important he is to their side.
Over the years, Man City have obviously become a huge force in football with their economic firepower, but Fernandinho has been the crucial anchor in their stellar progression.
When the Brazilian does hang up his boots, which may or may not be soon, there’s no doubting they have a serious task of replacing the midfielder.
Source: SportsLatest TS