I'm too young to have seen Bell play but Silva is the best I've seen in my lifetime. Better touch, control and calmness on the ball than any player we've ever had. He provides a rhythm and flow to City's play that gets the best out of everyone around him and by looking after the ball so carefully it gives a priceless sense of calm and confidence throughout the rest of the team. Look no further than when he came on against Napoli, it was a total masterclass in how to dictate a game. I'd describe him as a footballer's footballer. What I mean by that is there are a lot of great players but put many of them in a lower league team say and they might not improve it that much, one of Silva's biggest strengths however is combining with the players around him and knowing when to give them the ball exactly where, when and how they want it. He would grace any team and the other 10 would be thanking their lucky stars. ETA: And he can and does score goals, just maybe a little bit rarer than we'd like but his finishing certainly isn't poor. His goal at Upton Park with a little drop of the shoulder to glide past 3 defenders then find the far corner is still one of my favourites of all time.