The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern were so impressed with Fabian Delph earlier this season. The Englishman came in out of nowhere to fill a vital gap for the Citizens following the injury to Benjamin Mendy, and for a while he didn’t look back.
Providing consistency, class, composure and quality on the left-hand side of the defence, Delph has – without a doubt – been the breakout star under Pep Guardiola this season, and he deserves a lot of credit for that.
However, there have been signs over the last few weeks that he may not be a particularly good long-term solution for the Spanish boss. He’s had moments of madness, and in recent weeks his general form simply hasn’t been up to par. Lacking the quality that had previously made him great, it has become clear that he is a square peg in a round hole.
For Guardiola, then, it might be time to make a change. He hasn’t got many options, but if Delph keeps making mistakes, it could end his side’s heroic run, and that’s a problem.
With that said, Guardiola should start 1 of these 2 Man City players against Swansea City instead – agreed?