Fernandinho’s form since the turn of the year has been destitute with the Brazilian international struggling to recapture the consistency witnessed in the early stages of the season. The question amongst City fans exists as to whether City should cut their loses with the midfielder.
The energetic Brazilian has been ever present in the City engine room ever since his move, and to some fans, he was the most underrated player in the league before this season’s inconsistency.
Breaking up the play and starting attacks from deep in his half had become a Fernandinho trademark which was seemingly an untouchable six months ago with Guardiola.
City’s manager famously singled him out for praise early in his managerial reign and labelled him “super intelligent”. Nonetheless, in the past few months, and for possibly for the first time in his City career, he has come under criticism from certain fans.
Here are five reasons why Fernandinho should no longer a starter in the City team.