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Head to Head: Wanyama v Fernandinho

IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT AGAINST CITY: Fernandinho v Wanyama could be quite a battle

IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT AGAINST CITY: Fernandinho v Wanyama could be quite a battle

How do two midfield generals match up? It could be a tasty battle in the middle of the park at St. Mary's on Sunday if Fernandinho and Southampton's Victor Wanyama lock horns.

It could be a tasty battle in the middle of the park at St. Mary's on Sunday if Fernandinho and Southampton's Victor Wanyama lock horns.

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Appearances

The Brazilian missed a few games through injury in January, but has been a go-to guy when fit throughout the campaign. His Kenyan counterpart's disciplinary problems have seen him sit out a swathe of matches, but when available he's been in manager Ronald Koeman's plans.

Ferna: 28 (plus two as substitute)

Wanyama: 27 (+ 1)

Goals

Ferna was on target in our first two home games, but hasn't troubled the Premier League scorers since although he's got four more across the Champions League and Capital One Cup. 

Wanyama's one and only was against Newcastle earlier in April, only his fourth since arriving on the south coast three years ago.

Fernandinho: 2

Wanyama: 1

Assists

It's level pegging when it comes to setting up their teammates.

Ferna: 1

Wanyama: 1

Chances created

The stats suggest that Ferna is more likely to be further up the pitch and creating opportunities.

Ferna: 25

Wanyama: 13

Passes - average number per game

Again, Ferna looks likely to at the hub of operations.

Ferna: 57.4

Wanyama: 45.3

Pass accuracy

Decent figures from both, with the City man shading it.

Ferna: 88%

Wanyama: 80%

Discipline

No surprises that both players pick up their fair share of cautions given where they play, but Wanyama's three red cards have counted him out a decent chunk of the season.

Ferna: Yellow/Red cards - 6/0

Wanyama: Yellow/Red cards - 4/3

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Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that David is definitely out of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg at Real Madrid but hopes that Yaya will return.

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Friday's media round-up

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The rise and rise of Kelechi Iheanacho

It’s hard to recall a similarly meteoric rise in recent club history…

364 days after scoring in the 2015 FA Youth Cup final for City u18s, Kelechi Iheanacho took to the field for Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.