KEEPS HIS PLACE – Expectedly, Ederson took the keeper spot against West Ham; keeping a clean sheet and making some excellent saves, I have no doubt that he will keep his place in the starting XI.
The Brazilian was nutted by Dias about 2 minutes into the game and had a shiner under his left eye. This didn’t seem to impact his game making 2 saves, 38 passes, 2 accurate long balls and a sweeper clearance.
KEEPS HIS PLACE – Playing a different role against West Ham, inverted into the midfield, Walker is critical to the Manchester City side, always. Due to the dominance over the Hammers on Sunday, he had a relatively quiet game.
With 88 passes, 4 accurate long balls and only 4 recoveries, it’s fair to say that the new system enabled the blues to contain the likes of Bowen and Antonio.