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However, former Crewe Alexandra striker Dean Ashton ruffled some feathers recently as he claimed that Fernandes has "overtaken" De Bruyne as the best player in the Premier League.
The 37-year-old explained: "I think Fernandes has already overtaken De Bruyne.
"You can see the difference when [Sergio] Aguero doesn't play for Man City. You can see the difference in De Bruyne, in terms of he looks like a frustrated figure in a lot of the games.
"He's still class, of course, as he's got seven assists this season and the same as Bruno.
"It's that goal tally I think that Fernandes brings you. That goal threat that's the difference between him and Kevin De Bruyne and that's why I'd pick him and why I think he's gone ahead of him as, for me, the best player in the Premier League."
Now, FUTBIN has been used to do a side-by-side comparison of Fernandes and De Bruyne's FIFA 21 stats to determine who is the winner across all categories.
Fernandes holds an 87 rating in FIFA 21, while De Bruyne boasts a whopping 91 rating in EA Sports' latest title in the franchise.
Acceleration: Fernandes (78)
Agility: Fernandes (79)
Balance: Fernandes (79)
Jumping: Fernandes (72)
Reactions: De Bruyne (91)
Sprint speed: Fernandes and De Bruyne (76)
Stamina: Fernandes (94)
Strength: De Bruyne (74)
Ball control: De Bruyne (92)
Crossing: De Bruyne (94)
Curve: Fernandes (86)
Dribbling: De Bruyne (88)
Finishing: De Bruyne (82)
Free-kick accuracy: Fernandes (87)
Heading accuracy: Fernandes (58)
Long passing: De Bruyne (93)
Long shots: De Bruyne (91)
Defensive awareness: Fernandes (72)
Penalties: Fernandes (91)
Short passing: De Bruyne (94)
Shot power: De Bruyne (91)
Sliding tackle: Fernandes (55)
Standing tackle: Fernandes (67)
Volleys: Fernandes (86)
Aggression: De Bruyne (76)
Interceptions: Fernandes (74)
Positioning: De Bruyne (88)
Vision: De Bruyne (94)
Composure: De Bruyne (91)
Final score: Bruno Fernandes: 14.5; Kevin De Bruyne: 14.5
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