With the biggest football event in the world less than a month away, we take a look at which blues will be travelling to Russia to take part in the World Cup.
Delph came back into the City side following an injury to Benjamin Mendy. Usually playing in a midfield, Delph was almost like a new signing, and his performances have rightfully secured a place in the England squad
Stones was a target for the media and opposing fans alike last season, but matured and was solid in defence. Already and England international, the defender has improved under Guardiola, but there is some way to go until he’s the finished article.
Had a good first season at City, although his mistake in the defeat at Wigan proved costly. But apart from the odd mistake, Walker has shown why Guardiola had so much faith in him
Without doubt one of the most improved players in the City squad. Sterling has flourished under Guardiola and the feeling is there is more to come from the winger. So far he has been low key for England, but tutorage under Pep could be a huge plus for the national side.
The other Silva in City’s squad initially took some time to adapt into City’s first team, making only 15 starts, but once he did the midfielder got himself established, it was difficult to remove him.
The original Silva had an outstanding season for the blues, despite the family difficulties he endured with his prematurely born son. Now in his eighth season, Silva has made 249 appearances for city, providing 75 assists to date.
The former Monaco full back was injured in a match against Crystal Palace and spent six months on the injury table. But keeping him off Twitter was another matter, and the defender spent his rehabilitation time taunting his own team mates as much as the opposition fans
The blues defender has had an impressive season and became a favourite when he scored the winner at Old Trafford in December. Still prone to the odd mistake but has been pretty solid in defence this season.
Aguero has been a City legend since scoring the winner against QPR in 2012 and has continually been amongst the goals. City’s all-time top goalscorer, the striker is likely to be amongst the goals again in Russia, should he recover from the injury that forced him to miss the last few games of the season.
The blues new keeper had an outstanding debut season and was one of the reasons City walked away with the Premier League trophy. Confident with his feet and an excellent shot stopper, Ederson could well be the signing of the season.
Another summer signing but the excellent form of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph has meant Danilo’s chances have been limited. However the defender still scored 3 goals in 23 appearances.
Another outstanding season for City’s unsung hero. The midfielder is in his fifth season at City and chipped in with another five goals. Now aged 33, replacements have been touted, but the midfielder will feel he still has a lot to offer, both for club and country.
His first full season saw Jesus start playing second to Aguero, before Pep played them together in a prolific period of goalscoring. Jesus scored 13 goals for City, including the last minute winner at Southampton, which saw the blues become the first team to score 100 points in a season. Still only 21, the striker looks a great prospect for the future.
Gundogan celebrated his second season at City with his first Premier League title, and helped the cause with four goals in thirty Premier League appearances. Gundogan will be a formidable presence in a formidable German midfield that is looking to defend the trophy they won four years ago.
His second season will be one to remember for the young winger.
City’s captain fantastic has been at City for ten seasons, and has overcome a fair few injuries, but recovered to lead the blues to another Premier League and League Cup title. The defender capped another incredible season by scoring for the first time in a Wembley final as the blues beat Arsenal, and is also one of the nicest yet humble of players in the modern game. A true role model for any youngster.
Kevin de Bruyne
All the accolades for Player of the Year went to Mo Salah, but de Bruyne had the most outstanding season of his career to date. The assist king has 44 assists in two seasons, and was present in all but one league game this season. Belgium, who sit in England’s group will be tough opposition and de Bruyne has already terrorised English defenders enough times this season. If the Three Lions want to progress, stopping de Bruyne will be the key.
Seventeen players from City will be participating and we wish them all the very best of luck, and hope none come back with injuries.