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David Silva | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 148

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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. Sep 25 - 9:56 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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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lost their 100 per cent record on Saturday but Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame the loss of David Silva – who was withdrawn during the warm up – for his sides loss at home to West Ham.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
Sep 20 - 9:54 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
Aug 6 - 5:17 AM

Despite the big money new signings – and potentially more on the way – David Silva and Sergio Aguero remain Man City’s ‘must have’ players for Fantasy League managers…

Money talks, but FL points talk louder. And when it comes to selecting Man City players, two voices boom out above all others. Sergio Aguero’s 28 goals and eight assists from 30 starts last season put him top of most FL games in the Forwards category. Only Harry Kane got within spitting distance in the version, where Aguero was also one of only three to break the 200pts mark. Likewise, he will top most manager’s wish list this time around. Next David Silva cannot be ignored for sheer consistency. He has provided 12 assists for the last three seasons in a row. And his average season total ( is an outstanding 163pts, with his best ever haul of 12 goals helping him towards his best ever total last time out (191pts). Raheem Sterling may well have a big season, Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure have all the tools to do the same. But David Silva and Sergio Aguero are your City ‘bankers’.
Jul 28 - 6:59 AM

David Silva will take advantage of a summer free from football by flying to America to have surgery on a long-standing ankle problem.

For the first time since 2011 Silva will be free from his Spanish national team commitments and having seen their star player suffer for the past few months City have decided to address an ankle problem in the hope that the midfielder will be fully fit for the start of the new campaign. With James Milner leaving for Liverpool on July 1st and Yaya Toure plus Samir Nasri rumoured to be on their way Pellegrini will be keen to ensure the operation passes without problem as the City squad is beginning to look a little lightweight especially in midfield. As Sinclair, Boyata and Nastasic depart I would expect the Citizens to be at the forefront of the transfer rumour mill throughout the summer as they look to bridge the gap to champions Chelsea.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 5 - 4:15 AM

Spanish playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital on Sunday after the diminutive midfielder was caught by the elbow of Cheikhou Kouyate.

After several minutes of treatment which saw Silva lying prostate requiring oxygen the player was stretchered from the field of play with a suspected fractured cheekbone and possible damage to his collarbone following an awkward fall. However despite the apparent horror of the injury Silva was able to provide his own update post-match via social media "Many thanks to all the messages of support, all the tests have gone well and I’m already home. The 3 points is what was important!" although his involvement in GW34 remains uncertain. Samir Nasri – his replacement – will also be assessed after the Frenchman picked up an unspecified leg injury. City went on to take all three points in the game to help consolidate fourth place and open up a 7-point gap over Liverpool.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

David Silva was the man of the match and the top fantasy performer for Manchester City as they coasted to an easy 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

With the Baggies down to ten men in the opening two minutes, it was like practice out there for the Sky Blues, as they played a pressure-free match in which they created many chances and scored on three of them. Wilfried Bony began the day with his first goal in a City shirt by controlling a Fernando pass that took a funny bounce and blasted it home with his second touch. It would be Fernando next as a corner kick for City led to a loose ball that Myhill tried to palm away but it came straight to the Brazilian midfielder who slotted home. It was Silva's day though and he put the finishing touch on a fine shift and the match by scoring his 11th of the season in the 77th minute, with an assist from Stevan Jovetic. Even Sergio Aguero, who is in a bit of a drought at the moment, didn't disappoint thanks largely to four shots on target. Plenty of reason to invest in the City attack next week with Palace on tap.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 21 - 11:01 AM

Manchester City returned to winning ways as David Silva's close-range goal increased battling Leicester City's relegation worries.

This was far from an easy win for City, but the three points is all that matters, Silva struck from close range right on half time following Wes Morgan's brilliant block of the Spaniard's first effort, but Leicester played well and were denied a penalty when Fernando tripped Andrej Kramaric on the edge of Man City's area. Riyad Mahrez's also struck the post but James Milner killed the game off two minutes from time to complete a 2-0 win.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Five is the magic number for Manchester City as they clobbered Newcastle United with five goals and the 5-0 win puts them within five points of league leaders, Chelsea.

If you ever play FIFA on the easiest difficulty setting, you probably would experience something similar to the Sky Blues today. It was an attacking clinic, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri ALL had at least one goal and one assist apiece. Dzeko was tripped up in the box in the opening moments to award City a penalty which Aguero converted, and it was game over with 88 minutes to play. Silva earns special recognition from the bunch though, he scored two goals and his assist came about from one of the prettiest passes you will see this year. Wilfried Bony replaced Aguero for the final half hour to make his first City appearance.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 21 - 2:30 PM

Manchester City blew the chance to close the gap on leaders Chelsea as they threw away a two goal half-time lead to draw 2-2 with Burnley.

Chance blown by Manchester City, as they threw away the chance to move within one point of Chelsea. The reigning champions cruised through the first half thanks to goals by David Silva and a magnificent strike by Fernandinho gave them a 2-0 half time lead, but it all changed in the second half as Burnley fought back in impressive style. George Boyd pulled one back for the Clarets when he turned home Danny Ings' shot (although Boyd was clearly in an offside position) before Ashley Barnes reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area to smash home a loose ball to make it 2-2. City were shaken as Burnley pushed for a winner, but the game ended in a draw, a fair result after a ding-dong battle. Manuel Pellegrini's men remain second, three points off the top, while Burnley remain second from bottom but only goal difference away from safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:07:00 PM

David Silva continues his return to the line-up with his third goal in his last two matches as City eased past West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Manchester City seem to be coping just fine without a recognized forward available as they went ahead 3-0 over the Baggies before conceding a late Ideye Brown goal for the final 3-1 score line. City got an early opener from Fernando who pounced on a rebound in the 8th minute. Yaya Toure scored the second from the spot in the 13th minute after David Silva drew a penalty from Joleon Lescott. Finally, Silva scored with a classy strike across the face of Ben Foster's goal for City's third. The Brown goal in the 87th minute was a nice story for Brown but otherwise irrelevant unless you were hoping for a City clean sheet.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:07:00 PM

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.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:49:00 AM

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
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 07:36:00 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
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 09:57:00 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.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 05:00:00 AM