The Blues travel to St James' Park on Tuesday night to face Newcastle United, so let's look at head to head in the middle.
Moussa Sissoko and Fernando have played key roles for Newcastle and City respectively, but how do their stats compare?
The Newcastle player has been a regular starter for his side having only missed the trip to Old Trafford back in August, whereas Fernando has only featured 20 times this season for the Blues.
- Sissoko: 32
- Fernando: 20 (seven substitute appearances)
Neither player troubles the scorers much. Sissoko scored in Saturday's 3-0 home win against Swansea City, to grab his first goal of the season, whilst Fernando netted his first goal of the season in City’s 4-0 away win at Bournemouth at the start of April.
- Sissoko: 1
- Fernando: 1
Despite having more than double attempts on goal than Fernando, Sissoko's shot accuracy falls just short of his opponent. The City player has had 14 shots on goal whilst Sissoko has managed a total of 32.
- Sissoko: 36%
- Fernando: 40%
The Brazilian international dominates the passing accuracy for City. Although Sissoko has attempted more passes than Fernando, the Newcastle midfielder has a lower accuracy rate.
- Sissoko: 76%
- Fernando: 89%
When it comes to setting up goals, Sissoko has created more, likely because of how much further the player is on the pitch. Fernando has yet to register an assist for the blues yet.
- Sissoko: 5
- Fernando: 0
Although Fernando plays more of a deeper role, it is the Newcastle man who outdoes the amount of tackles made.
- Sissoko: 42/80 (53%)
- Fernando: 35/87 (40%)
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