Manchester City: The stat that proves how crucial Fernandinho is to Pep Guardiola’s side

The Brazilian has become an indispensable member of Manchester City’s team in recent years and that again proved true this campaign due to his selection in the PFA Team of the Year.

The 33-year-old has been with the Etihad club for six years, accumulating almost 200 league appearances for the Citizens.

But his last two seasons have arguably been his best yet – and our stats from Opta prove why.

This season, City gain an average of 2.7 points every match they play with Fernandinho – winning 87 per cent of games when he plays.

Without Fernandinho, City average 2 points every match – winning 67 per cent of games when he’s involved.

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