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David Silva | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 148

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In a match without the availability of a pure striker, Manchester City were able to find their scoring shoes in the second half, as a David Silva brace would grab the headlines in their tidy 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Going into the locker room at the half 0-0, the storyline looked to be how ineffective City were without a true striker as the versatile James Milner filled the role in a false nine. They plenty of possession and eight shots, but none were on target at the break. The dominance of possession would eventually undo the Palace defense though, as Silva opened the scoring early into the 2nd half, scoring off a deflection after being fed by Pablo Zabaleta. It was Silva again, this time firing home from a Aleksandar Kolarov cross. Yaya Toure would wrap up the 2nd half onslaught with a signature powerful surge that gave him his fourth goal in his last six league matches. Its off to West Brom on Boxing Day for the Sky Blues, who are at least temporarily level on points at the top of the table now with Chelsea. Dec 20 - 9:49 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Manchester City suffered their second defeat in only five days as Newcastle went to the Etihad on Wednesday evening in the Capital One Cup and dominated their fourth round encounter and deservedly dumped the current trophy holders out of the competition.

Although the manner of the defeat - lacklustre & off the pace – will be of some concern and the way City have defended recently – six goals conceded in three games – the injuries suffered by David Silva [knee] and Yaya Toure [groin] will fill Pellegrini with trepidation. The Spanish playmaker lasted a mere 9 minutes when an innocuous shirt pull by the returning Ryan Taylor twisted the midfielders knee straining ligaments – his participation in this weekends’ derby is in serious doubt. Toure will also be assessed after the Ivorian departed with a groin problem although the Chilean manger is not expecting a serious issue.
Source: Daily Mail
Oct 30 - 7:36 AM

David Silva scored a world class goal for Manchester City today, but the woodwork appeared to be the 12th man for the opposition as West Ham would go on to defeat the defending champions, 2-1.

After their thumping of Spurs last week, investment in City players was understandably high heading into this gameweek, with Sergio Aguero a must-own, but unless you had Silva in your side, you probably aren't too happy with the returns. It wasn't from a lack of chances, to be sure. While somewhat lethargic in the first half, European competition and travel may have something to do with that, they were swarming the Hammer final third for most of the 2nd period. Aguero took seven shots in all, with two on target, but it was the one off-target that smashed the bar from point blank range that will be remembered. Yaya Toure also hit woodwork in a later surge. Only Silva could find paydirt, after finishing a sublime run and strike. Credit to West Ham, who proved today that their place in the table is no fluke. Its the Manchester Derby up next for the Sky Blues.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 9:57 AM

David Silva was magnificent as Manchester City were able to grind out a late win over Aston Villa.

Silva has never been the most prolific fantasy points scorer because he's often the man who "assists the assister", but the talented midfielder was fully involved in City's win in Week 7. Constantly asking for the ball, Silva continuously found pockets of space, played probing balls and gave the Villa defence the run-around. A couple of shots on target boosted his returns to 13 points, and in this form he's back on the radar as a fantasy option.
Oct 7 - 5:00 AM

Manchester City were able to get a comfortable 2-0 win over an improved Newcastle side.

City opened up the scoring in the first half through a brilliant goal. Yaya Toure sent the ball up with a long pass from his own half, at which point Edin Dzeko brought it down and back-heeled it onto a running David Silva. Silva finished calmly. City then controlled the game until Sergio Aguero came in with 10 minutes left to provide the finishing touch and put them ahead 2-0. Newcastle were able to cause a few scares along the way, but City showed the kind of composure needed to win a Premier League title. They will be in the title hunt again this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 17 - 1:02 PM

Midfield creator David Silva has pledged his future to the reigning champions with the signing of a five year contract that will see him stay at the club through 2019.

At 28-years-old, the five year term of this contract will likely join Silva and Manchester City for the back side of the prime of the midfield schemer's career and at least a little bit into his decline. Slight of build, it is hard to imagine Silva being the same force he is today when he turns 33 but the deal does guarantee that City will get some very productive years leading up to the inevitable decline. For a club with City's money, paying for a decline year or two shouldn't be a big deal. Plus, they can always "loan" him to NYCFC or Melbourne City if he can't make the Premier League grade anymore.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 12 - 10:29 AM

Spain were once again outplayed on both sides of the ball, suffering a 0-2 loss to a determined Chile and eliminating themselves from the World Cup in incredible fashion.

An unfathomable outcome for Spain in this tournament. In their three prior major tournaments, Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012, they won them all, while conceding just a grand total of 6 goals. In their first two matches in Brazil, they shipped 7. It is hard to believe that 16 of their 23-man squad were together to dominate in South Africa 4 years ago. In this tournament, their attack was consistently stifled in final third, perhaps due to a lack of width, and their trademark defending was rife with errors. David Silva did very little in his two starts and bench players could not make an impact. Juan Mata has yet to see the pitch but perhaps with their fate sealed, we may see him and other unused players in their final game against Cameroon.
Jun 18 - 5:04 PM

Spain went from tournament contenders to a team in complete disarray after being shocked by The Netherlands in a 1-5 defeat to open their group stage.

Today's result is the worst defeat ever handed to a defending champion in the history of World Cup play. The opening half hour looked like the script everyone expected, Spain possession and persistence led to a penalty awarded to when Diego Costa was tripped in the box. Xabi Alonso converted from the spot and it seemed at that point, the worst that could happen would be a draw. But they went on to concede five times, with each goal exposing them more and more. David Silva was not much of an influence and Fernando Torres offer no help as a substitute. Spain can afford to slip like this once, but must right the ship against a tough Chilean side next week.
Jun 13 - 5:03 PM

Spain XI: Casillas; Azplicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi; Silva, Iniesta, Costa

Juan Mata doesn't make the XI against the Dutch but Manchester City's David Silva will try to create opportunities for Spain. Jordi Alba was an injury doubt but is fit enough to start.
Jun 13 - 2:03 PM

David Silva came off the bench in Manchester City's match against Everton today.

Silva's status was uncertain before the weekend due to an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's match but the midfielder was able to suit up and come off the bench for a 15 minute appearance at the end of the match. Considering Sergio Aguero might miss the rest of the season, Silva will be relied upon to create chances for City and he will be a very important part of the team's attack. We expect Silva to start against Aston Villa on Wednesday. If he stays healthy in midweek, he is a must own fantasy pick for the last week of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
May 3 - 2:47 PM

Manuel Pellegrini is expecting to 'continue with the same situation' against West Brom, meaning he expects David Silva, Jesus Navas, Matija Nastasic and Yaya Toure to miss out through injury.

The absence of Yaya Toure and Nastasic is no surprise, but the loss of Silva and Navas for a second game in a row is a blow for Pellegrini, as both men had been tipped to return against West Brom. James Milner and Javi Garcia are therefore likely to continue in midfield, with Samir Nasri set for a key attacking role in support of Sergio Aguero and either Edin Dzeko or Alvaro Negrado.

David Silva missed Manchester City's surprise draw with Sunderland due to injury.

Twitter reports suggest Silva missed out with an ankle problem he initally picked up against Manchester United last month. Suggestions are the midfielder will be okay to face West Brom on Monday, but we'll ensure an update is provided in the team news post on Friday. Manuel Pellegrini will be desperate for Silva to make a speedy recovery, with talisman Yaya Toure already missing for the next two weeks and Sergio Aguero still feeling his way back to full fitness.

After a brief stint on the injury report midweek, David Silva made the starting XI for Manchester City and scored the opening goal, but Arsenal would level as the two big clubs fought to a 1-1 draw.

Silva showed no lack of fitness as he was the central figure in the City attack, culminating in the opening goal. After zigzagging his way through the Arsenal defense, he found Edin Dzeko at the back post. Dzeko fired off the post but Silva never slowed his run and was in the perfect spot to squeak int he rebound for his sixth league goal this season. Otherwise, it was a quiet day for the rest of the Sky Blues.
Mar 29 - 3:46 PM

After Vincent Kompany was sent off early in the match, Manchester City were unfazed, going on to defeat Hull City 0-2 behind a superb performance from David Silva.

Just four minutes after their club captain was sent off, and facing 80 minutes of 10 v 11, Silva took a Yaya Toure pass and drifted left to curl a left-footed beauty from 20 yards away. Hull kept things interesting after falling behind but could not equalize despite a few close calls. Then, in the 90th minute, Silva layed off a perfect touch pass to Edin Dzeko who put the game to bed with his first goal since January. With a double gameweek up next, there will be plenty of City investment.
Mar 15 - 10:49 AM

Manchester City v Sunderland has been called off due to dangerous weather conditions.

A disaster for fantasy teams around the globe. Zeros for the likes of David Silva, Alvaro Negredo, Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov is going to hurt us all. The full explanation comes from the home side: "Manchester City can confirm that this evening's fixture versus Sunderland has been postponed due to exceptional and escalating weather conditions. The safety of those in around and travelling to the stadium complex cannot be guaranteed."
Source: MCFC Twitter
Feb 12 - 2:19 PM