Ratings Attack: A Look at How Manchester City's Summer Signings Have Fared so Far This Season

The Christmas season is upon us, and with it comes the halfway point of the 2017/18 campaign in the Premier League.


Pep Guardiola has transformed his Manchester City side into an English powerhouse with both domestic and European aspirations this season. His undefeated outfit currently sit 15 points clear atop the Premier League table, with a game in hand and are on course to break the record for points accumulated.


At the midway point of this term and £220m sunk, just how have the new additions fared at the Etihad? 

5. Benjamin Mendy

It's extremely early in Benjamin Mendy's career as a defender, but already his potential is currently being seriously hindered by injuries.


Upon unexpectedly winning the Ligue 1 title with Monaco, the 23-year-old became one of the hottest properties in Europe and was signed by Pep Guardiola for £50m last summer.


We've certainly seen glimpses of the defenders abilities - most notably against Liverpool  earlier in the season - but once again his career is on pause, after sustaining another cruciate ligament injury. He quite simply hasn't been able to prove his worth yet.


Rating: 3/10


4. Kyle Walker

The England international right-back has taken his game to a whole new level under Guardiola and is beginning to solve problems "mentally instead of just with physicality."


The 27-year-old is in a two-horse race with Antonio Valencia to be in the Team of the Year at right-back and has seemingly justified his £50m price tag already this campaign. 


His marauds forward, assured passing and defensive nuance have all been top notch and have made him first choice over Danilo for Guardiola.


Rating: 8/10


3. Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva has been unable to really kick-start his career with the Citizens to this point, after signing for £43m and is currently deployed as a squad player in the lesser competitions.


Having made as few as six Premier League appearances this term, it's safe to say that we haven't yet seen the sensational maestro that picked-apart defences for Monaco in their Ligue 1 triumph last year.


That's not to say the signing was pointless, as Silva clearly possesses all the attributes to be a success under Guardiola in the future. For now though, the stars haven't quite aligned for the Portuguese international.


Rating: 4/10

2. Ederson

Ederson has been nothing short of a revelation since his £34m move from Benfica and is quite literally remodelling goalkeeping in the Premier League.


The Brazilian skipper has the passing ability of a top class attacking midfielder and can unlock defences from the back with single passes. Ederson also received Andy Townsend's vote for Moment of the Year, with his 70 yard goal-kick to the feet of Sterling against Tottenham in December.


The 24-year-old has also proved himself to be exceptional in one-on-one situations and has shown great shot stopping ability.


Rating: 9/10

1. Danilo

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Danilo's £26m move from Real Madrid raised a few eyebrows in the summer, with Guardiola deciding to release Bacary Sagna from the Etihad Stadium.


The Brazilian international is unlikely to establish himself as the first team right-back considering Kyle Walker's sensational start to life at the Etihad; but it's safe to say he provides serious squad depth.


Having made as few as seven Premier League appearances, the 26-year-old is preferred to start in the League Cup over Walker and has also played a few games in defensive midfield.


Rating: 5/10


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