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Fernando Luiz Rosa | Midfielder | #25

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 148

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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. Jan 20 - 7:04 AM
Source: London 24

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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