We saw a fantastic, MotM midweek performance from his challenger, Ortega. However, I expect the Brazilian to return to the starting XI for this Premier League fixture.
We have been without a senior right back since Walker’s injury in the Manchester Derby, but the 32-year-old has been called up to the England squad for what is likely his final World Cup.
With Pep declaring Walker “still not ready”, we could see a return to the starting line-up for Stones who has filled in well for his fellow Englishman.
Akanji and Ake
The partnership of Laporte and Dais returned for the midweek game, and we may see Akanji and Ake back for the Premier League, both of them have been in fine form for the blues.
Hoping that he has learnt from his hasty mistake last weekend against Fulham which saw him sent off, having served his match suspension, we could see him back on the left.