Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits Elano is making his team tick.
"When he first came here was not physically 100%, he was far away from that, but he is getting physically better and that is the only thing he needs," Eriksson told City's website.
"You don't need teach him how to play football because he can do that. To hit a free-kick like that - there is nothing wrong with that - nothing at all."
After pulling the strings with such style, Eriksson believes the Brazilian international could even play in a couple of different positions for City, but he admits he'll do well to better his contribution on Saturday from anywhere else.
"The role he has I think is perfect for now," he commented. "If we one day want to play 4-4-2, I think he could play on the right or as a central midfielder, but to do that he needs to be 100% physically fit because there he has to run all the time.
"But maybe that's a waste because in the role he has today he's doing very well."