STATS: Why Silva is invaluable to City

David Silva has done exceedingly well in the midfield for Manchester City this Premier League season.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
25th March 2017

article:25th March 2017

The Spanish maestro.
The Spanish maestro.

While Manchester City might end up short on winning the Premier League title this season, their coach Pep Guardiola might have recognized a few key players who might certainly help in going full distance next season. David Silva is one of them.

A team-player of the highest order, Silva has some great qualities.


He can retain the ball like none other, has sound technical ability, is creative, can penetrate defenses, has spectacular vision and a great touch.

But most of all, he can pass. Ball distribution with sublime accuracy has been Silva’s trademark this Premier League season.

As you can see from this stat via our friends at WhoScored.com.

It shows Silva has made more successful passes in the final third (677) than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

Talk about doing your job quietly, Silva has done that this season.


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