Last season was a poor season for Manchester City. They lost out on the Premier League title to rivals Manchester United, crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages, finishing bottom of their group, and also lost in the FA Cup final to relegated Wigan.
A major part of City’s poor season was the form of star players David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
I shouldn’t really criticise Aguero as he was injured for large parts of the last campaign, but City really missed him and his goals. Although he still notched 17 in all competitions, most came in smaller games.
I’m not quite sure what happened to Manchester City’s little magician David Silva last season. The year before, when City won the Premier League title, he was the key to the Citizens' success and was involved in most of the goals scored for the club throughout the season.
But last season his form dipped heavily. He was not his usual creative self and assists came rarely from his usually magic feet. He only found the back of the net five times in all
At their best, Aguero can be one of the most prolific strikers in the world and Silva has the potential to be the best player in the Premier League. Robin van Persie and Juan Mata have taken over as the best in their positions now in the Premier League, but good seasons could see the pair from the Etihad Stadium take those awards.
Aguero arguably has the ability to be a better striker than Van Persie, despite the Dutchman’s sensational form. I admit that may be a slightly controversial statement.
The 25-year-old is a better footballer than the Manchester United striker and has the potential to score more this season and win the Golden Boot award. Van Persie is 30-years-old, making Aguero five years younger. So if Aguero can overtake him as the Premier League’s top scorer, he is destined for a great future in England.
As I said before, Silva has potential to be the best player in England’s top division. With Mata creating the most Premier League assists last season, he earned a reputation as the best central midfield player in the leagu. However, if Silva can emulate the form that he showed us during the 2011-12 season, he will rival Mata for that status.
He will not be able to beat the Chelsea man for goals as the most Silva has managed in a season for Manchester City is eight whilst Mata scored 20 goals for Chelsea last season. But, with his creativity, maybe he can be a better provider.
The pair have started this season off very well, with them both netting against Newcastle in a 4-0 win during the opening game of the season.
Aguero, who has scored 48 goals in just over two years at City, has to rival Edin Dzeko and new boy Alvaro Negredo for the starting place of centre-forward at the Etihad, whilst 27-year old Spaniard Silva has got to compete against the likes of James Milner, Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas and Samir Nasri for one of the attacking midfield roles.
One thing is for sure, both Aguero and Silva are outstanding players on their day and if they have a good season this year, City have a big chance of the title.
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