Football

How Fabian Delph can inspire Manchester City to the title

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

There has been a huge amount of transfer activity in the Premier League this summer, with the Manchester clubs leading the charge.

While both City and United secured Champions League football last term, the clubs and their respective fans were left disappointed after flattering to deceive throughout the course of the season.

The Blue half of the city finished second to eventual champions Chelsea, whereas United claimed fourth position after suffering with a run of injuries and inconsistent form throughout.

BECOME A WRITER

Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay3

Article continues below

The Quest for the Title: Why City may hold the Edge

It is City’s transfer activity that has generated the most interest in the media, however, with the signing of England stars Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph particularly surprising and controversial.

While Sterling adds some pace, promise and youth to a relatively slow attack, however, it is the procurement of Delph that may potentially prove decisive in City’s bid to reclaim the English Premier League title.

Article continues below

When City last won the league in 2014, their talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure was influential and the driving force behind their success.

Not only did he score more than 20 league goals, but his energy, power and box to box prowess, provided a considerable presence that few could live with. He faded considerably last season however, suffering from a sudden loss of pace and there is uncertainty surrounding his short and long-term future.

The Sky Blues may have finally resolved this issue with the £8 million signing of 25-year-old midfielder from Aston Villa.

This energetic and powerful midfielder, who was once described by the Leeds United Academy manager as ‘the best player I’ve ever worked with’ and a player ‘who made you speechless’, is sure to provide a youthful endeavour that was missing for much of last season.

He is also adding some much needed steel in the centre of the park.

The Missing Ingredient: Delph as City’s New midfield Engine

In addition to this strength and power, Delph is also a technically gifted footballer with two good feet. His talent is matched by his ambition, meaning that he should fit in well with City’s short passing game and long-term goals for success.

It is as the club’s midfield engine that he will add the most considerable value, providing a foil for the ageing Toure and a much-needed dash of drive.

The only bad news for Delph is the injury he picked up on his debut against Real Madrid at the beginning of July. His strained hamstring means he is likely to miss the start of the new season, so City will need to cope without his energy and enthusiasm until the end of August at least.

Once fit, however, he promises to add the missing ingredient that can transform City into the champions of England.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Manchester City
Fabian Delph
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again