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David Silva | Midfielder | #21

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 148

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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]. Jul 20 - 5:42 PM
Source: The Mirror

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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."
Apr 26 - 12:11 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

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed David Silva is unlikely to recover from a knock in time for Saturday's match against Bournemouth.

The Spanish midfielder missed the club's Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach, which was pushed back to Wednesday due to a flooded pitch, and still needs time to recover. Ilkay Gundogan filled in and is expected to see his Premier League debut this weekend. Said Guardiola: "I don’t think tomorrow will be enough. I didn’t see the doctor or David. I don’t think it’s a big, big problem but it happened two days ago so I don’t think he’ll be able to play. We had for the weather one more day regeneration, now we have one less but it is what it is. We have to use the players every few days."
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 06:53:00 PM

The long-rumored move that will see Ilkay Gundogan move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City has finally been announced.

The midfield creator has been linked to a move to the Etihad since around the time Pep Guardiola was announced as manager in February. A recent injury to his patellar tendon cast minor doubt over the move but it has now been confirmed. City needed to get younger in midfield with Yaya Toure and David Silva aging rapidly and this move will help significantly once Gundogan recovers from his injury and is at full strength. One side benefit of his injury is that he will not be featuring for Germany this summer in Euro 2016 but can instead focus on getting healthy and being ready for pre-season training at City.
Source: @MCFC
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Manchester City will once again have to do without midfield maestro David Silva, possibly for the remainder of the season, due to a hamstring injury.

The midfielder was taken off in the 40th minute against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg after feeling his hamstring and signaling to be taken off immediately. The injury came just after manager Manuel Pellegrini professed his hope that Silva had overcome a persistent ankle injury that he struggled with throughout the season. But now Pellegrini said he will miss the next two to three weeks and may not even return this season unless the club advances to the Champions League final at the end of next month.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Manchester City midfielder David Silva will be assessed this week after being taken off with a hamstring injury on Tuesday night.

Silva lasted only 40 minutes before coming away with yet another injury after missing parts of the season with a mixture of ankle and calf injuries. Silva only just returned from an ankle injury over the weekend against Stoke City after missing the last three Premier League matches. But the Spaniard knee he was crocked and immediately called to the bench in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid, a 0-0 draw. Now the midfielder is in doubt to return for next week's second leg at the Bernabeu, let alone this weekend as the club will hope to have Yaya Toure back as well.
Source: Mirror
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Manchester City fans will be relieved to see David Silva back in action after the midfielder was cleared for the weekend.

The Spanish maestro has missed the last three Premier League games, although he did face Paris Saint-Germain in between that run of games, due to an ankle injury that has beleaguered him throughout the season. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Silva is fit to face Stoke City, which will be a welcome addition to the team ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semifinal showdown with Real Madrid. Silva is likely to replace Samir Nasri, who is not on the club's Champions League roster, as the Frenchman recovers from a muscle injury with the hope of being available to face Southampton next weekend.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 02:07:00 PM

David Silva has been ruled out for another match as the Manchester City maestro struggles to overcome an ankle injury.

The midfielder has been subbed off in five of his last seven matches for the club in all competitions due to an ankle injury that has affected him throughout the season. Silva sat out last weekend's win against West Bromwich Albion in order to be fit to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals this week. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Silva will miss the weekend run-in with Chelsea with a double gameweek ahead. As he did against West Brom, Samir Nasri will likely get the start against the reigning Premier League champions.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Manchester City will be the closest its been in 2016 to full strength in the club's biggest game against the season on Tuesday against PSG.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed David Silva and Yaya Toure will be fit to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg following a 2-2 draw last week at the Parc des Princes. Silva missed the weekend win against West Bromwich Albion after sustaining a knock to his injury-prone ankle in the first leg but was cleared by Manuel Pellegrini to return. Meanwhile, Toure returned against West Brom and played 30 minutes, coming on as a second-half substitute, after missing Week 32 against Bournemouth.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:46:00 PM

David Silva has succumbed to a lingering ankle injury once again and will miss the weekend match against West Bromwich Albion.

The midfielder has already missed eight Premier League matches this season, mostly due to a persistent ankle injury that Manuel Pellegrini said has affected him throughout the season. Silva has been mostly fit in the new year, but having just played a grueling 88 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain, Pellegrini said it is time to rest the Spaniard ahead of next week's second leg: "It’s a small problem for Silva - he’s playing with this pain for a lot of games and it’s too soon for him to repeat another game so soon after the last." Without Silva, expect Fabian Delph or Yaya Toure to reenter the starting lineup while City could also opt for a 4-4-2.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 02:04:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 08:56:00 AM

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
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 07:22:00 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
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 11:17:00 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