We are weaker than last season and we avoided relegation by the skin of our teeth.
we have lost 4-5 senior professionals, our captain and our main centre back.
it is a miracle we are in the top half of the table and still in touch with the pack.
Squad depth may be weaker, but the starting 11 isn't, no chance.
If Ayala was fit he'd be the biggest loss, but he never is. Who else are we missing? Gestede, Nmecha, Shotton, Clayton and Friend? None of them are big losses, none have moved onto better things and I'd happily swap them for Morsy, Bettinelli and Akpom. Bola is also like a new player, we didn't have this version last year (and he was out on loan so didn't have him anyway).