Number 4: Kevin De Bruyne
Anyone who personified Guardiola’s winning mentality at the Etihad best, it was De Bruyne. Give him the ball and see the magic. The Belgian midfielder took charge of the midfield for City when David Silva couldn’t make the squad due to personal reasons. Eight goals and a gigantic sixteen assists, one of the reasons why City finished the league with a record 100 points with 32 wins and 106 goals. World Cup saw him in a new responsibility and De Bruyne showed his true class there also. Misfortunately, the midfielder got overshadowed by Mohamed Salah in the Premier League, who also knocked City out of the Champions League. Belgian finished at three and De Bruyne failed to make the top three of the nominees.