Fabian Delph played 20 games in all competitions, starting 16, in his first season with the Club after becoming Everton’s third summer signing of 2019 – following the arrivals of Jonas Lossl and Andre Gomes – when he joined from Manchester City.
In his second campaign, the player began four matches and made six appearances from the bench, Delph's involvement repeatedly thwarted by injury issues.
He was similarly luckless in 2021/22 but nonetheless delivered a priceless late-season contribtion to assist Everton's escape from relegation trouble.
Delph had managed only six appearances – split evenly between starts and substitute outings – when the season reached 9 April, with Everton firmly in the survival battle.
The Englishman was restored for a Goodison Park meeting with Manchester United and duly produced an object lesson in how to perform the anchoring midfield role. Everton won 1-0, beginning a run of fixtures when Delph's inclusion coincided with the acquistion of precious points.
He played five matches out of six and was pivotal as Frank Lampard's team won three and drew two of those games, including the ultimately decisive back-to-back victories over Chelsea and Leicester City. A muscle problem sustained late in a 0-0 draw at Watford on 11 May ended Delph's season with three fixtures remaining.
Delph was an integral component of the City team which amassed 100 points to win the Premier League in 2017/18, finishing on the winning side in 19 of 22 appearances.
The former Aston Villa player featured 20 times in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s team in 2018/19 as City claimed an unprecedented domestic treble.
Delph made four appearances for England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was in the Three Lions side for both their Nations League finals matches in June 2019.
The versatile player, comfortable operating anywhere in midfield or at left-back, spent six years with Villa before leaving for the Etihad Stadium in summer 2015.
Delph played more than 130 matches for the Midlands club and was the driving force behind Villa’s run to the 2015 FA Cup final, scoring a semi-final winner against Liverpool after netting in the previous round victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Yorkshireman Delph progressed through the academy at Leeds United and was 17 when he made his senior debut in May 2007, becoming a fixture in Leeds’ side in 2008/09 before transferring to Villa.
Contracted until: June 2022.