Fernandinho is a classic box to box player but has adapted to life under Guardiola at Man City. He’s now more of a deep-lying creator.

Football has never been so obsessed with individual brilliance and star quality given the quality on show but not everyone can the hero. There remains a place for the humble, workmanlike and dependable holding midfielder. Here are five who have been in particularly good form this season.


City’s title challenge seemed to falter during the Christmas period when they suffered back-to-back defeats to and Leicester. Notably, it was also the first two matches…


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