Key Change In Defence: 3-5-2 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face Everton

Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Everton at the Goodison Park tomorrow as they look to build on their impressive 3-0 win over West Ham United.

Nuno Espirito Santo has overseen a highly encouraging return to the Premier League for his team and their transfer strategy has worked wonders till this point. They are currently 7th in the table and in a way can be seen as the best of the rest in the Premier League after the usual suspects who are camping in the Top 6.

If Wolves can hold on to their current position, it would be considered a remarkable campaign for them. They have regularly taken points off the big boys and Santo will probably look at becoming more consistent in the other fixtures where they have had to huff and puff at times to get the desired results.

Historically, they lag behind in the head to head record against Everton with 44 wins to 60 losses but they are currently 2 points ahead of the Toffees and are backed by many to go toe to toe for the 3 points.


Nuno has no injury issues to worry about with Willy Boly eligible for the game after serving his 3-match ban picked up against Manchester City.



Rui Patricio has been ever-present in goal for the away side. He has come up with fantastic saves time and again and might be in for a busy 90 minutes with both teams expected to go for 3 points.

Santo has gone with a back three this season. The trio of Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss put in commendable displays against the Hammers but we might see a change here with Willy Boly coming back to the fold. And it is likely to be Saiss who will be making way despite having scored in his last game.


Wolves’ midfield has been one of their strong points this season. Dendoncker and Ruben Neves will start once more in central midfield with the in-form Joao Moutinho operating in a slightly advanced role. The latter has been pulling the strings lately and he will look to add to his 6 assists tomorrow.

On the flanks, we are likely to see Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro continue their fine form. The former has arguably been their most effective player putting in solid defensive displays along with notching up 3 goals and 4 assists while Jonny became a permanent player for Wolves after Atletico Madrid decided to sell him for £18m.


The two-man attacking line will consist of the in-form Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota. The duo has 13 goals and 7 assists between them and will be a major cause of concern for the Everton defence.
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