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David Silva | Midfielder | #21

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 148

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Manchester City have avoided an injury crisis in midfield for at least this weekend after David Silva was passed fit to face Spurs this weekend in a matchup of No. 2 vs. No. 3 at the Etihad.
Silva was in danger of missing the weekend and more after sustaining a knock to his ankle in the 3-1 loss to Leicester City last week, but will provide City fans with some relief. However, Fabian Delph has been ruled out for the next six to seven weeks after picking up an Achilles injury this week, joining Kevin De Bruyne and Jesus Navas as recent injury casualties in midfield. It's a bit risky to go with Silva this week in your fantasy team as his production rate has suffered mightily this season due to a series of knocks. For his price, he's too inconsistent to start with better attacking options around. Feb 12 - 8:56 AM

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David Silva looks set for another extended spell on the sidelines with the Spanish playmaker all but ruled out of this weekends’ crucial clash with Tottenham.

Silva was replaced after 77 minutes on Saturday as champions-elect City were humbled at the Etihad by a Leicester City side who continue to defy the odds. The defeat leaves the Citizens six-points off top-spot but more worrying is the loss of Silva who has struggled throughout the campaign due to muscular and ligament problems. "He is playing with a lot of pain in his ankle. He twisted it again today, so we will see during the week," said the Chilean coach. This latest addition to the treatment room leaves Pellegrini with seven outfield players currently sidelined. But more importantly it means City are without four creative midfielders' with Kevin de Bruyne, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas already ruled out plus Wilfried Bony who is struggling to shake off an ankle injury.
Source: The Mirror
Feb 8 - 7:22 AM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed David Silva is still struggling to recover from an ankle injury and another knock despite playing through the festive period.

Pellegrini said multiple fixtures in the same week—like this week with Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup games all within one week—make him reluctant to start Silva with less recovery time than normal: "Now he is feeling better so I hope he will finish the season in his best performance. Every day he is improving. Maybe he's not 100 per cent but I hope that he will return soon to be absolutely fit." A competitive midfield means Silva could see some time off in order to rest him for the remainder of the season with Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling fighting for a start as well as Fernando, Fernandinho and Fabian Delph in central midfield.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 27 - 11:17 AM

While the Manchester City defense continues to struggle with injuries, the clubs attacking corps was given a major boost with the return of David Silva and Wilfried Bony.

Silva was cleared fit after missing the last six weeks due to an ankle injury that has plagued him throughout his City career. Meanwhile, Bony was fortunate to miss only one match after using the international break to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in Week 12. Silva has a chance of starting against Southampton as Jesus Navas and Fernando have filled in in recent weeks while Bony is unlikely to see too much playing time upon his return due to Sergio Aguero's recent return.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ruled out David Silva and Wilfried Bony for the club's Champions League match against Juventus on Wednesday but said they could return for the weekend.

Said Pellegrini: "I hope that David could be involved in the game at the weekend. I’m not 100% sure but he has improved a lot in the last two days – I also hope Bony will be fit." Silva has missed the last six weeks with an ankle injury, but the club confirmed he will not need surgery to recover from nagging ankle problems. Jesus Navas has filled in during the last five matches. Meanwhile, Bony limped off with a hamstring injury in Week 12 and used the international break to recover while Sergio Aguero returned from injury to regain his starting spot.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Manchester City took the good news with the bad on Friday as Sergio Aguero's return was hampered by the news that the club will be without David Silva and Vincent Kompany against Liverpool in Week 13.

Silva was expected to return this weekend after using the international break to build fitness in his recovery from an ankle injury that has ruled him out for the past five weeks, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said it would be too much of a risk to let him play without being fully recovered. Meanwhile, Kompany will miss his fourth league match of the season after withdrawing from international duty with Belgium due to a lingering calf injury. With Samir Nasri also out, expect Jesus Navas to fill in as Aguero is likely to start up top, while Eliaquim Mangala comes in for Kompany.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Manchester City manager confirmed the club will let David Silva rest during the international break before returning in two weeks for Week 13.

The midfielder won't partake in international duty with Spain as he recovers from an ankle injury. Meanwhile, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph have returned. The duo do not have enough match fitness to start, but Pellegrini said they will be on the bench against Aston Villa this weekend. That means Fernandinho, Bacary Sagna and Aleksandar Kolarov are likely to retain their starting positions for Week 12.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Manchester City will likely be without David Silva for its Champions League trip to Sevilla on Tuesday as the midfielder did not participate in training on Monday before the club heads to Spain.

Silva has missed the last three weeks with an ankle injury, but Manuel Pellegrini was hopeful the midfielder will be able to return sometime this week. In his absence, City has turned to forward Kelechi Iheanacho and winger Jesus Navas. However, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph took part in the training session as they look to make their Champions League debuts for the club this season.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:52:00 AM

David Silva won't be making his return to action against Norwich City on Saturday, but could make his way into Manuel Pellegrini's plan for the club's Champions League fixture next week.

"David [Silva] is not in the squad list for the weekend as he still has some pain in his ankle," Pellegrini said. "He’s not available. We’ll see if he’s available for midweek. We have three more days and we’ll decide then." Pellegrini hinted that Kelechi Iheanacho could make his way into the City starting XI in Silva's absence while Jesus Navas is another option along the wing.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is in line to return from an ankle injury this weekend against Norwich City after missing the last three weeks.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said Silva won't be available for the League Cup match against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, but was confident of a weekend return: "With David we are optimistic for the weekend, if not then next week." If Silva returns in Week 11, he could be thrown straight back into the starting lineup with injuries to Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri already affecting the attack. But it would be wise to give him one week from his return to regain his starting place and find his bearings.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 12:03:00 PM

David Silva will reportedly be out for two to three weeks with the ankle injury he picked up playing for Spain against Luxembourg late last week.

The win cinched Spain's spot in next summer's Euro2016 tournament but it could be a significant blow to Manchester City who face Manchester United at Old Trafford in two weeks. Manchester City's excellence has coincided almost exactly with Silva's availability. When he has been available they have been exceptional going forward and when he has been absent they have lost rather badly to West Ham and Spurs. Manuel Pellegrini could probably do without having to find out whether there is causation there or merely correlation. Salary cap and daily fantasy managers may even want to beware of City during Match Week 9. A match-up with Bournemouth may not look daunting but minus Aguero and Silva it might not be the sort of dominating win you would have expected if the Citizens were at full strength.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Manchester City suffered another major injury blow over the international break as David Silva left Spain's qualifier against Luxembourg after 10 minutes, his condition will be evaluated.

On the heels of Sergio Aguero leaving Argentina's shocking loss on Thursday, the possible loss of David Silva will cause even more concern around the Etihad. City struggled mightily with Silva missing when they dropped points against West Ham and Tottenham in Weeks 6 and 7. Bournemouth shouldn't present too much of a challenge immediately after the international break but Week 10 brings a trip to Old Trafford and City will need to be at full strength for that encounter. More details on the extent of Silva's injury as they become available.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:12:00 PM

With a trip to White Hart Lane next on the agenda, Manchester City are still at less than full strength with David Silva leading a long list of players who aren't ready.

City weren't quite themselves without David Silva last weekend in their loss to West Ham. Joining Silva out of action this week will be Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph. One key returnee will be captain Vincent Kompany who will presumably partner with Nicolas Otamendi at the heart of City's defense. City should have enough fire power to overcome a Spurs side that hasn't found a rhythm yet but don't underestimate how important Silva is to the fluidity of their attack.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Manchester City lost their 100 per cent record on Saturday but Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame the loss of David Silva – who was withdrawn during the warm up – for his sides loss at home to West Ham.

Silva had been struggling with an ankle problem which forced the Spain international out of last weekends’ win at Selhurst Park but he was able to feature v Juventus in the Champions League midweek. During the defeat Silva took a knock. It was initially hoped that the 29 year-old would recover in time but Silva was replaced prior to kick-off. "David had a kick in his calf and he tried in the warm-up but he felt his muscle was stiff so he didn't play," confirmed Pellegrini [post-match press conference]. "I don't want to have the excuse of David Silva why we didn't win. I don't think there was one player that would change the story." Eliaquim Mangala will be assessed after picking up a muscular problem.
Source: Clubcall
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Man City trio Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Samir Nasri could all miss the opening fixture at West Brom, after a stomach bug has struck the Etihad…

Man City could face a creative crisis in the opening weekend, with midfielders David Silva, Samir Nasri and last season’s leading goal scorer Sergio Aguero all struck down with a mystery stomach bug. Aguero was unlikely to start their Monday night fixture at West Brom due to returning late to pre-season training after his Copa America exploits. But the absence of Nasri and – especially – Silva will be a big blow for Manual Pellegrini. It does mean, however, the starting line-up will be easier to predict. With Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic both jettisoned, Raheem Sterling could be asked to start his City career in a central striking role. Wilfried Bony missed much of pre-season and might not have enough game time under his belt. FL managers take note…
Source: Daily Star
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:17:00 AM