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David Silva will be a loss to the Premier League

27 July 2020 | Premier League | Opinion
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David Silva will be a loss to the Premier League
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On Sunday afternoon, Spanish midfielder David Silva played his final ever top-flight game for Manchester City, as the Citizens hammered Norwich 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

The veteran star spent ten silverware-laden years with the Manchester club, establishing himself as one of the greats of the Premier League era.

Silva has scored 77 goals and produced an incredible 140 assists, which is a record that few players have and will ever match the former Valencia star. He has been a key player in helping Manchester City becoming a real contender in both the Premier League and the Champions League. Although one player does not make a team, he has been a major influence in City’s rise.

Not only will Manchester City miss the Spanish playmaker, but so will the Premier League, as Silva has been a great player to watch as a neutral. The Citizens may have big pockets and a lot of quality already within their squad, Silva will be difficult to be replaced. City may hope that his exit does not have the same effect that Vincent Kompany’s departure had last summer. The Belgian’s exit has been cited as one of the biggest reasons for City’s poorer campaign in 2019/20 than the previous campaign.

Highly-rated young England starlet Phil Foden has been talked about as David Silva’s replacement. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the European game. Foden has a big pair of boots to fill if he is indeed to be Silva’s replacement.

Silva’s time in the Premier League may have come to an end, but the Spanish playmaker still has the chance to sign off his Citizens career by winning the Champions League. Winning Europe’s elite competition would be a fitting tribute to Silva’s Manchester City career.

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ArsenalWatford
26/07/2020 16:00
1
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BurnleyBrighton
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X
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ChelseaWolverhampton
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1
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Crystal PalaceTottenham
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England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
2. Manchester City 81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
3. Manchester United 66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
4. Chelsea 66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
5. Leicester City 62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
6. Tottenham 59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
7. Wolverhampton 59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
8. Arsenal 56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
9. Sheffield United 54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
10. Burnley 54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
11. Southampton 52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
12. Everton 49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
13. Newcastle United 44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
14. Crystal Palace 43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
15. Brighton 41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
16. West Ham 39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
17. Aston Villa 35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
18. Bournemouth 34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
19. Watford 34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
20. Norwich City 21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49

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