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David Silva | Midfielder | #21

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 148

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David Silva confirms he can finally take his son, Mateo, home for the first time having spent five long months in hospital.
Mateo Silva was born prematurely in December 2017 which resulted in the Spanish play maker missing 4 of Manchester City’s five Premier League fixtures over the festive period due to ‘personal reasons’. Speaking at the time, Silva revealed his son was "fighting day by day" and City have given him special dispensation throughout the second half of the campaign to return home to at his sons bedside. Silva missed the final two games of the season after flying back to Valencia, but he offered an update on Tuesday confirming his good news via Instagram: "We’re finally going home!" he wrote alongside a picture of the staff who helped care for his son. "We will be eternally grateful for the amazing paediatric team and ICU units of the Hospital Casa de Salud for their professionalism and human treatment that they have shown us these 5 long months. Just thank you!" May 16 - 10:01 AM

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David Silva scored both goals as Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Monday to end Week 30 in the Premier League.

At a certain point it is just getting boring for Manchester City in the Premier League. The outcome against Stoke City was inevitable and is surprisingly only in that the Citizens didn't score more than two. David Silva has been in the ascendancy in February and March and the trend continued with a brace. It is worth noting for fantasy managers that while Silva has been rising, Kevin De Bruyne has been playing a deeper-lying role and figuring less in the goals/assists. De Bruyne's underlying contributions are still strong but for fantasy formats like where goals and assists drive value Silva has been in much better positions for the better part of a month.
Mar 13 - 11:03 AM

Manchester City midfielder David Silva proved to be too much for Stoke City in a 2-0 win on Monday night.

Not even a cold windy night in Stoke could deter the Spanish playmaker, who scored both of the club's goals against the Potters to give him eight on a Premier League season that has weighed heavy upon Silva with the premature birth of his son. Silva opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a smooth finish after latching onto a low cross from Raheem Sterling. In the second half, Silva sealed the win with another goal after a beautiful sequence that featured Gabriel Jesus, who started for the injured Sergio Aguero. The win means Manchester City could clinch the Premier League title with a win against Manchester United at the beginning of April.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 12 - 11:31 PM

Manchester City will wait on the status of midfielder David Silva ahead of the weekend matchup with Burnley.

Silva lasted only 31 minutes and was taken off in the midweek win against West Brom after suffering a side injury. The Spaniard has yet to train since and now looks like a major doubt for the weekend with Manchester City already missing Leroy Sane. "Yesterday he could not train he was recovering," Guardioa said. "He has a painful kick in the side. We will see today how he feels." Missing multiple games over the past two months due to family reasons, Silva has not recorded a goal or assist since Week 17. If he can't go against the Clarets, Ilkay Gundogan is expected to fill in.
Feb 2 - 11:27 PM

David Silva will be assessed ahead of the early kick-off with Burnley on Saturday after suffering a painful injury during the win over West Brom.

The Spanish playmaker was involved in a heavy collision with opposing midfielder Sam Field, a clash which Silva failed to shake off, forcing him off towards the end of first half. Initial reports suggested a blow to the hip, or the abdominal region, but after the game, manager Pep Guardiola revealed Silva was hit in a far more delicate place. "David took a tough, kick here in a painful area. I don’t know if he will be able to play in two days and a half because we play next at Saturday at 12 o’clock but we will see." Should he miss out, then İlkay Gündoğan is poised to come into the City side which is beginning to look a little stretched due to illness and injury with 7 players currently sidelined.
Feb 1 - 5:18 AM

Manchester City midfielder David Silva revealed the reason behind his mystery absences in recent weeks.

The star midfielder released a statement this week after missing three of the last five Premier League games, saying he has been back and forth between Spain and England following the premature birth of his son. Due to the tragic circumstance, manager Pep Guardiola said Silva will play whenever he chooses to remain with the club, making him an indefinite doubt: "He's free to stay or leave, it depends, he wants to stay because he enjoys it but family is the most important thing in life. It doesn't matter if we drop a lot of points because he's not here, I'd never push him. Some days he will be here some he will be out, it depends how his family is."
Source: ESPN
Jan 5 - 11:58 PM

There is still plenty of mystery surrounding the status of Manchester City's David Silva after missing the last week.

Silva has been one of the surprise stars of the season with five goals and eight assists to lead City to the top of the table. However, the midfielder was absent from the squad in the club's win over Tottenham last weekend as well as the midweek League Cup match with the club only citing "family reasons". Even with Silva back in training, manager Pep Guardiola said he was unsure whether Silva would be ready to face Bournemouth on Saturday, although Vincent Kompany seems to be closing in on a return: "I don't know...He [Kompany] is much better. I think in the next days he will be ready. I don’t know if he will be ready for tomorrow. We have a final training session so, we will have to see."
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 01:21:00 AM

David Silva kept up his stellar form by bagging a brace as Manchester City plowed over another opponent, disposing of Swansea City, 0-4.

The Citizens can smell the title as we have yet to hit the halfway point of the season. Silva got today's scoring started in the 27th minute, when he flicked in a cross sent by Bernardo Silva. Seven minutes later, Raheem Sterling drew a foul that allowed Kevin de Bruyne to score a distance free kick. Silva put the game to bed early in the second half with his second goal, chipping the ball in after playing a lovely 1-2 with Sterling. Sergio Aguero, who came close to scoring many times over the course of the match, finally got his reward with the final goal, scoring from a tight angle after a pass from Yaya Toure. Spurs are up next, but even if City were to just draw at home in that one, they will be on pace to finish on 100 points in the table.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that midfielder David Silva is fully fit for Sunday's showdown.

Earlier in the week, Guardiola said the midfielder would be a doubt for the weekend derby match with Manchester United before Silva was kept out of the club's Champions League match with Shakhtar Donetsk due to the knock. But in his pre-match press conference, the manager said Silva has been cleared for the club's biggest game of the season: "He’s going to play. The doctor told me in the beginning of the week there was a doubt about him playing but today he arrived and said he felt really good, so he’s going to play."
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that midfielder David Silva remains a doubt for the upcoming derby match with Manchester United.

Guardiola confirmed that Silva wouldn't be available to face Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in a meaningless Champions League game for the group winners, but also said Silva, who leads the league in assists along with Kevin De Bruyne, could be missing at the weekend due to a knock: "David had a little bit of problems in the last minutes. We made a test after the game and I don't know if he is able to play on Sunday, so that's why he stayed there, to recover in Manchester. It's something, something uncomfortable he felt in the last minutes, before the goal he felt something. Hopefully he can be fit for Sunday but it was too risky to play him [Wednesday]." United manager Jose Mourinho has already written off Guardiola's claim as mind games ahead of the weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:43:00 AM

Pep Guardiola won’t be taking any risks ahead of this weekends’ Manchester derby having already secured a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League.

City can relax knowing they have already won Group F on the back of five straight victories while their opponents – Shakhtar Donetsk – will progress if they avoid defeat against the Premier league leaders or if Napoli fail to beat Feyenoord. David Silva has been omitted from the travelling party due to an ongoing niggling injury while Kevin De Bruyne will also miss out as he is suspended for the game. Other notable absentees include John Stones [hamstring] who is said to be targeting a return around Christmas and Benjamin Mendy [ACL knee]. Youngsters Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tosin Adarabioyo and Daniel Grimshaw have been drafted into the squad by Guardiola. Fringe players Bernardo Silva, Yaya Toure, Eliaquim Mangala, Danilo and Ilkay Gundogan could all start in the Ukraine while Gabriel Jesus is hoping to be named in the XI following his introduction from the bench on Sunday.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:00:00 PM

It was another struggle for Manchester City but it was their captain David Silva who scored late in the 2-1 win over West Ha m.

Manchester City haven't been at their rampant best over the past week but they have managed to pull out results anyway. Their first goal had a hint of controversy as Fabian Delph dove to win a free kick that led, eventually, to an equalizer. There was nothing wrong with the winner as Silva scored from a Kevin De Bruyne assist.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 01:07:00 PM

David Silva is expected to miss the International Champions Cup game against city rivals United in Texas on Friday.

City take on Jose Mourinho's men at the NRG Stadium in the early hours [3:05am BST] but the Spanish playmaker is expected to sit this one out after picking up a groin injury in training. Pep Guardiola is not prepared to take any risks with the start of the new Premier League season a little over 3 weeks away and Silva will be rested as a precaution. However, new signings Kyle Walker and goalkeeper Ederson could be in line to make their debuts while Gabriel Jesus has recovered from the fractured eye socket he sustained playing for Brazil. Leroy Sane is also back following nose surgery but Ilkay Gundogan is still missing due to a serious knee ligament injury [ruptured ACL].
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Manchester City will be sweating on the fitness of midfielder David Silva ahead of Thursday's showdown with Manchester United.

It's a massive match for both sides as the Sky Blues sit just one point ahead of their rivals in the fourth and final Champions League spot with only six games left in the season. But while Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus for the match, Silva appears to be a major doubt after leaving the club's extra-time loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday in the 23rd minute with an injury after taking a heavy challenge from Gabriel Paulista. Said Guardiola: "David Silva real, real doubt - I don’t know if he will be ready to play after what happened in the first minutes in the semi-final."
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Even without the suspended Sergio Aguero, Manchester City didn't need much to work past Watford in a 2-0 win Wednesday.

But possibly even more than the attack moving along without its star forward, manager Pep Guardiola will surely be pleased with the clean sheet—only the club's third of the entire Premier League season following the return of Nicolas Otamendi from suspension. Pablo Zabaleta started the scoring in the 33rd minute when he connected with a cross from Kevin de Bruyne to give the club a 1-0 lead. Then it was David Silva's turn as the midfielder scored the club's second in the 86th minute of his 200th appearance for the side. However, the news wasn't all positive as Ilkay Gundogan went off with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:40:00 PM