“In addition, the Brazilian probably offers more from set-pieces and in one on one situations.

“But his natural propensity to sit deeper than Morata does invite City pressure on and again goes to show how important the Spaniard is to Antonio Conte.

“Also, the substitution was fairly early in the first-half.

“So perhaps the manager had it in his mind that he could still utilise his ‘super sub’ if needed later in the game.”