Why Silva at left-back vs Saka was a mistake and how moving Ake gave City control

“Pep Guardiola’s way of surprising Mikel Arteta was by not surprising him. Instead, Guardiola maintained the system he’d used in a comfortable weekend win over Aston Villa, which was most notable for the presence of Bernardo Silva as a left-sided ‘half-back’: a central midfielder when his team was in possession, a left-back without it. …”
The Athletic – Michael Coxfo


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