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3. John Obi Mikel vs Kevin De Bruyne-

Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne

De Bruyne has been a standout performer this City this season. We have seen how his side struggled in his absence and we have also witnessed his breathtaking performance against PSG and we know he can do in the football pitch.

Due to Matic’s poor form and injury problems, Mikel is starting regularly nowadays.  Mikel improved a lot lately but, he will have to give his best performance in his next game as he will be facing one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world.

De Bruyne has been worth every penny City paid Wolfsburg for the transfer. He has been one of the best-attacking midfielders in the premier league this season and marking him will not be an easy task. Mikel will have to keep all De Bruyne’s strengths in mind and will have to make sure that the Belgian star is not allowed to run free in the midfield. If Mikel keeps a firm hold on him, half of the City’s game will be in the controlled.

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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