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Fourmidables in focus: Benjamin Mendy

BUOYANT BENJI: Mendy is desperate to get his City career up and running for real and the 2019/20 campaign will hopefully see that happen.

BUOYANT BENJI: Mendy is desperate to get his City career up and running for real and the 2019/20 campaign will hopefully see that happen.

We continue our series profiling City's historic 2018/19 Fourmidables squad by looking at Benjamin Mendy's campaign...

Squad number: 22

Total appearances: 15

Total goals: 0

Total assists: 5

Premier League appearances: 10

Premier League goals: 0

Premier League assists: 5

Total Premier League passes: 650

Season’s highlight

Mendy enjoyed a sensational start to the campaign, claiming five assists in his opening six Premier League games.

He produced an influential display in our opening day triumph at Arsenal, proving the creator for Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva as City kicked off the 2018/19 campaign the same way we ended the last - in style.

The pass for City's second goal - a clever cut-back to the penalty spot for Bernardo to run onto and smash into the top corner - had been planned and practiced in the build-up to the game, inspired by Pep Guardiola's Assistant Manager Mikel Arteta.

WINNING START: City earned three points with a fine win away at Arsenal

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Mendy turned provider again in our next game - a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield - and again in our fourth game, as we edged Newcastle 2-1.

A foot injury would hamper his flow but he was back on the assists list in the 5-0 win over Burnley in October.

Overview

Another frustrating campaign for the swashbuckling left-back who has endured more disappointment than most over the past two years.

He managed just four appearances after New Year and 16 in total as a succession of injuries took their toll, yet he remained a positive influence whenever he was side-lined, refusing to allow his head to drop.

Mendy is desperate to get his City career up and running for real and the 2019/20 campaign will hopefully see that happen.

His powerful runs, pace and superb delivery make him an additional option for City’s already frightening arsenal of attacking talent.

He did manage 15 games in total and contributed in all four of the competitions City went on to win, but if one player deserves a run of luck in 2019/20, it is Benjamin Mendy.

 

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