Pundits Micah Richards and Roy Keane pile praise on ‘incredible’ Phil Foden and gush ‘he has absolutely everything’ after starring role for Manchester City in win at Chelsea
- The 20-year-old has not been a regular starter for Manchester City this season
- Foden capped impressive display with a goal in the 3-1 victory at Chelsea
- Former Blues defender Richards says he should be starting every game
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards claims Phil Foden should be starting every game for the Blues after starring in Sunday’s win at Chelsea.
The 20-year-old midfielder scored the second goal in 3-1 victory as Pep Guardiola’s side outclassed their Premier League title rivals at Stamford Bridge.
Foden has not been a regular starter for Manchester City this season but he seized the chance to stake his claim for a regular starting place.
Phil Foden caught the eye as Manchester City outclassed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Richards told Sky Sports: ‘I just want to see Foden play every single week. He’s played like this before and has been left out of the team.
‘Every time he plays he does affect the game. He gives so much more to the team than just goals and assists – his energy, his work rate, his desire, he’s got absolutely everything.
‘I’ve been saying this for years. I’m not comparing him to David Silva. He’s an incredible talent but he deserves to be playing every single game.’
Foden seized the chance to stake his claim for a regular starting place to Pep Guardiola
Roy Keane added: ‘He wants to play. City and Pep were criticised about not giving him enough games. He’s got to perform like he did today.
‘When you’re at a big club like City, the only way he can put that right is by playing like that. If he’s left out on Wednesday after that performance, then he can be angry.’
Graeme Souness said: ‘I think you have to trust the manager. Mahrez, Silva, Sterling can play in the wider areas.
‘If he keeps his feet on the ground he’s going to be a top player for City. He chips in with goals. Pep won’t mind him knocking on the door. The boy’s ready in my opinion.’
The 20-year-old midfielder scored the second goal in 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday