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Fernando Luiz Rosa | Midfielder | #25

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 148

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Manchester City confirmed that midfielder Fernandinho will not be available to face Arsenal on Thursday.
The 32-year-old has started every single Premier League game but one this season for Pep Guardiola. But Fernandinho suffered a hamstring strain 52 minutes into the club's win in the League Cup final on Sunday against Arsenal, Guardiola's first trophy at Manchester City. While the Brazilian central midfielder has been ruled out of Thursday's match against Arsenal, the injury was not deemed to be too serious. "He’s a big, big loss. Now we have to find a solution, to find out which players can play in the Fernandinho position. Now we have a problem in that area." Without Fernandinho, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan are expected to fill in. Feb 27 - 5:22 PM

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Fernandinho has emerged as an early doubt for the Premier League clash with Arsenal after limping off in the Carabao Cup final.

The Brazilian midfielder was replaced before the hour mark at Wembley clutching his left hamstring and Guardiola fears Fernandinho is set for a spell on the sidelines. "The next games I think he will be out. We will see on Monday the extent of the injury but it’s a big, big loss for us." City travel to The Emirates on Thursday before welcoming Chelsea to The Etihad three days later, games which are likely to come too soon for the 32-year-old. Only Kevin de Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi [outfield] have played more minutes than Fernandinho [2255] in the Premier League and he has started all but one game [vs West Ham in December]. That day, Pep opted for Fabian Delph in the holding role, but due to his suspension, the City boss will be forced to look at other options. One of those could be Danilo with Aymeric Laporte coming in at left-back.
Feb 25 - 4:32 PM

Manchester City overcame a Fernandinho red card to beat Burnley 2-1 thanks to second half goals by Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero.

Despite Fernandinho being sent off after 32 minutes for a dangerous two-footed challenge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Manchester City were able to hold off Burnley at the Eithad on Monday. Following the dismissal City struggled to reshape, which saw Guardiola bring on Sergio Aguero and David Silva at halftime. The introductions made all the difference as Gael Clichy broke the deadlock in the 58th minute, while Aguero doubled their lead just four minutes later with a fine finish. Burnley would pull a goal back in the 70th minutes but it was too little too late for the visitors. Up next for Manchester City is an FA Cup fixture with West Ham on January 6th, followed by a trip to Everton on January 15th.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Man City have been boosted by the imminent return of Fernandinho after the Brazilian re-joined the group in training this week.

Fernandinho hasn’t featured since the Capital One semi-final loss to Everton after suffering a hamstring injury, but, the 30-year-old is poised for a recall. Manuel Pellegrini must now decide if the holding midfielder is ready to start in the league having missed the last three-games. Fernando is the player most at risk of dropping out with Fabian Delph impressing during last weekends’ emphatic win over Palace; a game in which the England midfielder scored his second goal of the season. Aleksandar Kolarov, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony will all be assessed ahead of the trip to West Ham.
Source: London 24
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 07:04:00 AM

Fernandinho hasn't been a particularly impressive fantasy presence this season but he led the way for City in their shocking 1-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

The Brazilian holding midfielder certainly did his best to keep Burnley out of the goal with five passes intercepted and two tackles won. He also contributed a successful cross and a corner won at the attacking end. Unfortunately for City, it wasn't enough as the Clarets rode a George Boyd strike to the huge upset win. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a repeat from Fernandinho either given what we've seen up to this point this season.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Fernandinho continued his roller-coaster ride with a horrific fantasy score this weekend.

Fernandinho had five fouls and a yellow card on the way to a negative four points. In the last four weeks, Fernandinho has had 9, -2, 17, and -4 fantasy points in the Yahoo! game. Despite the upside, we just can't recommend someone who can literally kill your fantasy team on a given week. Avoid him for now.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 07:23:00 PM

Brazil XI: César; Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; Luis Gustavo, Fernandinho, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred

A couple of Premier League related notes regarding this side: David Luiz is apparently fit enough to start after being tagged a doubt due to back problems. Fernandinho, who came off the bench to score in Brazil's last match, earns a start hear over Tottenham mid Paulinho.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Neymar scored twice, the opening goal and what proved to be the game-winner, to top their group as they head to the Round of 16 to take on Chile after a 1-4 win.

In three successive days, we have seen a late game-winner from Messi, a last second super assist by Cristiano Ronaldo to keep Portugal alive, and now Neymar's performance. It is safe to say this tournament is as good as advertised. Neymar looks very comfortable and pressure-free on the biggest stage in his own country, a scary proposition for Chile and any potential future opponent. Man City's Fernandinho becomes the latest in a long line of goal scoring subs, grabbing their fourth and final goal in the 84th minute.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Fernando's agent has confirmed that the Porto midfielder is waiting to finalise his long awaited move to Manchester City.

26-year-old Fernando was the subject of a bid in January that was rejected, but talks are believed to have reopened over a £16million move and are now at an advanced stage. Fernando is expected to fly to Manchester to complete his medical and agree terms before officially becoming a City player. The purchase would see the midfielder challenge for a central role, with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure currently first choice, and could spell the end of either James Milner's or Javi Garcia's time at the club.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 07:12:00 AM

Manchester City continued their strong run of form at the Etihad, burying league leading Arsenal 6-3 behind a brace from Fernandinho.

The Sky Blues are on pace for the most prolific home attack in Premier League history, now averaging nearly 4.5 goals per game on their home pitch. It is one thing to drop seven goals on Norwich but to net six against the top side shows just how lethal Manuel Pellegrini's weapons are. Fernandinho's two goals were his first two in the league. Just about every City player was involved in the scoring as David Silva looked especially strong coming off an injury layoff. Sergio Aguero scored his 13th goal, but limped off early in the second half so stay tuned for an update on the Argentinian.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 09:49:00 AM