Silva: Tevez comparable to Villa
Silva is uniquely position to assess the two men's qualities, having starred alongside Villa for Valencia last term before heading to England and life with Tevez at Eastlands. The 24-year-old accepts the two players are somewhat different in their approach but feels their impact is equally significant.
Tevez scored two more goals at Fulham yesterday to take his season's tally to nine, and assume top spot in the Premier League scoring charts. And Silva is adamant the
"Carlos is a great striker, one of the best I have played with," said Silva. "
Certainly after a turbulent couple of weeks, City are right in the thick of the title picture, having closed the gap on joint leaders Chelsea and Manchester United to just three points. With their added financial muscle, which could come into play during the January transfer window, City have their backers as potential title winners this term.
Not that Silva is allowing himself to get consumed by that prospect. "Everyone has been losing points but the same is also true of us," he said. "All we can do is keep on moving forward, try to do our job and see where it takes us."