Some Man City fans want ace with '100% save percentage' to play on Saturday, and it's not Carson
Manchester City face a dilemma ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Leicester City, with Ederson Moraes set to miss out due to a decision from Brazil.
According to BBC Sport, the City keeper will miss Saturday’s match against the Foxes with Brazil triggering a rule that allows players on their national team to not play for five days, which rules Ederson out of this weekend.
As well as the City star, Liverpool will be without Alisson Becker and Fabinho, whilst Chelsea will miss Thiago Silva for two games. Manchester United’s Fred will also be forced to sit out of two fixtures.
The news will be a hammer blow for most of the big clubs in the Premier League. And for Ederson, the bombshell from Brazil means he will miss out on Saturday’s key game against Leicester.
Moreover, with Zack Steffen currently in isolation in America after testing positive for COVID-19 on international duty, City are looking sparse for keepers to replace Ederson.
The most logical candidate is Scott Carson, who joined City permanently this summer from Derby County. Teenagers Cieran Slicker and Mikki van Sas are also options from the academy.
However, on social media, City fans were calling out for Kyle Walker to replace Ederson following the update from Brazil. The England international played between the sticks briefly for the Manchester giants in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League against Atalanta.
Here’s what some City fans had to say about Walker jokingly replacing Ederson on Twitter…
The disrespect for Walker is unreal. This guy has never conceded a goal in his entire career, 100% save percentage yet isn't considered an option? Embarrassing— IIM 10 (@IIM9320) September 8, 2021
Excuse me ? pic.twitter.com/vy9LErU48Q— 7 💫 (@MCFCHag) September 8, 2021
He has same cleansheets as reno this season in epl pic.twitter.com/qSgUiBKxhf— Minister Of Unemployment 🇷🇼 (@Musekere1) September 8, 2021
Walker in the goal and Stones as right back it's the best fix. Remeber Walker still holds a record in the UCL as the only keeper Atalanta hasn't scored against the man is a wall!— Mister (@MisterCity19) September 8, 2021
Kyle Walker is best GoalKeeper— Krypton36KR (@dyedypor_09) September 8, 2021