Doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
Name Successful pressures per 90 total Ndombele 7.4 35 Lamela 7.1 15 Hojbjerg 5.7 46 Winks 5.3 15 Sissoko 4.9 26 Son 4.8 34 Kane 3.5 28
Lamela 21.9 46 Ndombele 21.7 102 Son 19.4 138 Hojbjerg 16.6 132 Winks 15 42 Sissoko 14.4 78 Doherty 13.1 76 Kane 12.1 96
This is why I would play Lamela and Ndombele today if they are fit.
Going back to city away last season, Lamela was our best player. He played in between the lines of the city defence and midfield, eventually scoring a goal from there. Persistently applying pressure on the ball. It's obvious but you can't allow City to pass the ball through midfield easily.
De Bruyne gets credit for creating chance, but cutting out the pass before into de Bruyne in my opinion is more important. This is where Lamela, Tanguy and Son come in. Only thing with Lamela is that he gives away stupid fouls.