His form will have given Pep Guardiola a selection headache, with pressure mounting on the Spanish boss to give the young midfielder – who has played just ten minutes of club football this season – more game time.
There can’t be much more Foden can do to get a game for City – as well as scoring regularly for England, he seems to impress every time he gets on the pitch for his club.
And he must look across at his fellow Young Lions with a tinge of envy, too.
While he remains rooted to the bench at the Etihad Stadium, the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are now getting regular game time at Chelsea, are making an impact at Premier League level and have graduated to the senior England team.
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According to West Ham and Everton legend Tony Cottee, the youngster is ‘not learning anything on the bench’ and could stunt his career by waiting any longer for his chance at City.
“He is an unbelievable, outstanding young footballer but he’s got to play!
“If you’re sitting on the bench, yes people will say he’s training with the first team, but it’s not the same as playing.
“You have to get the game time and experience. He needs to play. This is a big season for him, and he’s not playing!
“If I was Phil Foden, I would be banging on that door every single week and saying, ‘I want to play and if you’re not going to play me I’m going out on loan’.
“The young lad [Bobby Duncan] has just left Liverpool because he wants to play football – these young kids have to play, they’ve got to learn they’re trade and Foden is not learning it on the bench.
“He’s 19 now and your career goes so quickly. You need to be in the first team and you’ve got to be playing.
“I understand it’s a great team and who does he replace, I understand that, but he’s such a wonderful talent
“I think Foden has a place in that England team. We talk about the balance of that midfield and needing a creative player and Foden is that. He’s an outstanding talent and we need him in that England team.
“But unless he’s playing, which he’s not, he’s not going to get in it.”
Antoine Griezmann may well have completed his move to FC Barcelona this summer, but the World Cup winner clearly has a soft spot for Arsenal.
The 28-year-old posted a screenshot of his Football Manager game onto Twitter and revealed he is currently undertaking a save as the Gunners’ gaffer.
Time had elapsed in the game until 2023 and it is fair to say the former Atletico Madrid striker has assembled a world class squad.
Packed with a host of stars, there is not a single current squad member in the team, much to the chagrin of Alexandre Lacazette.
Replying to his France international colleague in the replies, Griezmann revealed that after winning the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup in 2021, he sold the striker to Huddersfield for £23.5million!
Unai Emery may have splashed the cash on the likes of Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe this summer, but the Spaniard will be envious of the side Griezmann has built at the Emirates.
But just who are the players Griezmann has picked for his Arsenal side? Given how much time has elapsed, there are a few ‘newgen’ players in the squad such as the goalkeeper – Hasan.
Below, talkSPORT.com has provided mini profiles on each real member of the team. ALl of the stats are from the game and are not the latest
Check out the sensational side Griezmann has created!
Another Premier League season is on the verge of kicking off once again as Manchester City bid for a third straight title.
The Citizens pipped Liverpool to the crown in 2018/19 season while Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff were relegated.
The 28th edition of the Premier League will produce all sorts of drama for all 20 teams.
But which Premier League youngsters should fans keep an eye on in the 2019/20 campaign?
talkSPORT.com has identified ten wonderkids who are set for a breakthrough season.
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The boy wonder at Old Trafford has a phenomenal goalscoring record in youth football and many feel it’s time for him to make the step up.
The 17-year-old netted 26 goals in 30 appearances last season across various youth and senior competitions for Manchester United and, following a fine pre-season with goals against Leeds United and Juventus, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he could start the league opener against Chelsea.
Solskjaer said: “He [Greenwood] has a chance to start against Chelsea. I won’t say it is not a possibility. It is a good possibility if he keeps going as he does.”
Another man who has made his case for a starting place in that opening fixture at Old Trafford is Chelsea starlet Mount.
The attacking midfielder conveniently spent last season on loan at Derby, where new Blues boss Frank Lampard was in charge.
His impressive performances earned him an England call-up and he played a pivotal role during Derby’s run to the Play-Off final.
The 20-year-old has scored three goals in pre-season, but he faces stiff competition for the No.10 spot, with fellow Englishman Ross Barkley also impressing ahead of the new campaign.
There was thought to be a limit to Arsenal’s budget in the transfer market this summer and it allowed their young players to try and make an impact in pre-season.
One player who has given a good account of himself is forward Nketiah, who has even chipped in with a couple of goals in pre-season, including a winner against Bayern Munich.
However, the 20-year-old will have to work his socks off in order to get into the starting XI when the competitive football starts as strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are well-established at the club, and now Nicolas Pepe has arrived at the Emirates.
He made a handful of appearances in Tottenham’s first-team last season and this term is the perfect opportunity for him to kick on.
Midfielder Skipp has had a decent pre-season for Spurs, having featured in their matches against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.
There may be opportunities for the 18-year-old next season particularly in the Carabao and FA Cup.
The goalkeeper is a Manchester United player, however, he will be playing for newly-promoted Sheffield United after signing a season-long loan deal.
Henderson, 22, excelled last season on loan at Bramall Lane as the Blades finished second in the Championship and he’s viewed highly by Red Devils boss Solskjaer.
Solskjaer said: “We have great faith in Dean’s ability, he has huge potential and his spirit and passion will stand him in good stead this year.”
Given Sheffield United will be up against it in some matches this season, Henderson will have opportunities to showcase his talents.
It was almost a stretch to put Gibbs-White in this list as you could argue he had a breakthrough season last term.
He made 26 appearances in the Premier League for Wolves in 2018/19 but just five were starts, so perhaps there’s an opportunity for him to increase his role and improve his chances of developing into one of the top midfielders in the division.
Gibbs-White was part of the England squad who won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 and there are high hopes for him.
Wolves are in the Europa League too so there is further opportunity for him to add to his CV.
The 19-year-old should look to build on that form this season and become a player central to City’s success.
And with club legend David Silva set to leave at the end of the campaign, Foden seems the natural man to fill his boots.
The striker has been at Chelsea since he was a boy and is still only 21 but this is his big opportunity to shine at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been on a transfer ban and only Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are higher than Abraham in the pecking order right now.
Abraham, who performed well on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship last season, has had good moments during pre-season including a goal during a win against Barcelona.
Another Arsenal youngster who will be looking to make an impact is midfielder Willock, 19.
He has a few appearances in the Europa League under his belt, including an impressive cameo in last season’s final, but the starlet will feel this season is a great opportunity to properly break into the senior squad.
Liverpool is currently one of the best places to learn your trade as a young footballer and this season could be a big one for Brewster, 19.
It is understood the striker will be given chances to feature in the first-team and is a good back-up in case any of the Reds’ famous trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane become unavailable.
Brewster made a decent start to Liverpool’s pre-season tour, scoring four goals in three matches which suggests he’s ready to showcase his talents.
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But Durham believes Pep Guardiola already has the perfect replacement – England Under-21s international Foden.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season in City’s first-team, making 26 appearances in all competitions and scoring seven goals as the Blues won the first ever Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup treble.
He may have a long way to go to be anywhere near Silva’s level – the 33-year-old has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and one Copa Del Rey in his club career, as well as the World Cup and European Championship title with Spain.
But Durham believes he has figured out why Foden is on his way to becoming an even better player than his Spanish team-mate.
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Don't get me wrong this #YoungLions line-up is still very strong, but what on earth is going on in Boothroyd's head? Dropping Foden after a MOTM performance for a must win game to 'manage his minutes' is just bizarre.
It was an eventful clash in Cesena, Italy, as Aidy Boothroyd’s side conceded twice late on to lose 2-1, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka scoring a decisive own-goal in injury-time, after Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury was sent off for a reckless challenge.
But while the result may soon be forgotten, Foden’s individual brilliance will surely live long in the memory.