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There has been no shortage of plaudits for Manchester City stars Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané in recent weeks. But Fabian Delph has defied the odds to come in from the cold under Pep Guardiola.

The nine-time England international has never been guaranteed of a start at the Etihad Stadium since joining from Aston Villa in 2015. A mix of injuries and squad depth curtailed his progress and restricted him to just 24 Premier League appearances in his first two seasons.

However, thanks to a long-term injury to first-choice left-back Benjamin Mendy earlier this term, Delph has been reborn as a makeshift attacking full-back under Guardiola.

A rejuvenated sense of confidence and a newfound appetite for the game has helped Delph look at home as part of Guardiola's aggressively attacking system, even chipping in with a spectacular goal in the win over Crystal Palace.

The former Leeds United man, who turns 28 next Tuesday, has been one of the surprise packages in City's relentless winning streak this season, and uMAXit have put together a typically fine video delving into his tactical rebirth.

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