Firstly I’m happy to see Traore starting today as that saves making a decision on him. Torres still needs to come out though. It looks like City have rotated a lot today, my plan was to bring in Walker but he’s benched. I’m going to bite the bullet and make this move anyway as I don’t think anyone is safe from rotation at City with Dias also on the bench. Hopefully Walker plays midweek and with Torres injured we can’t afford to wait around.
Ideally, I’d go De Bruyne but that’s not going to be possible with Bruno, Lukaku, Salah and Ronaldo already in the team.
It’s not ideal bringing in a player who isn’t starting but we’ve got three game weeks ahead so we need to think longer term. I was tempted by a punt on Sterling or B. Silva but over the month, I just can’t help but think Walker is a better option.