QPR coach Glenn Hoddle feels Manchester City are struggling due to the poor form of Yaya Toure.
Hoddle wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "Yaya Toure clearly isn't the player he was last season, for whatever reason. We can't know for sure but it might have been the loss of his brother, who tragically died in the summer.
"It certainly seems to have gone downhill ever since there was that silly row about his birthday after the summer trip to Abu Dhabi. Only now are some people realising quite how important he was to the whole team."
Hoddle also opined: "David Silva was also in sensational form last season but he's been injured of late and hasn't quite hit the heights of last season. For me, those two were the heart of the midfield; exceptional players who, with Aguero in front of them, made the difference."
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