Wolverhampton Wanderers have quietly climbed up the table, moving into the top 10 of the Premier League and eyeing another European spot. Nuno Espírito Santo has taken his side to eighth in the league, and are two points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fifth. They could strengthen their push for a top 6 spot this weekend when they face Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Wolves have won three and drawn two of their last six games in the league. They have only lost three games this season, and have shown great character and determination to fight till the final whistle. The last time Wolves faced Norwich City, the match ended in a 2-2 draw in the Championship.
Let’s take a look at the possible Wolves lineup for the game against Norwich City.
Santo has a strong squad to choose from for the game against Norwich City, with the only two major absentees being defender Willy Boly and midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White. Bruno Jordao is also missing in action.
Rui Patricio, Wolves’ No. 1, should start in goal against Norwich City.
The absence of Boly means that Santo could continue with the same three-man defence of captain Conor Coady, Romain Saïss and Leander Dendoncker. Ryan Bennett is another option at the back, but he hasn’t made a Premier League start since October.
Matt Doherty and Jonny, Wolves’ trusted wing-backs, should start at right wing-back and left wing-back, respectively, for the game against Norwich City.
The central midfield pairing of João Moutinho and Rúben Neves should start once again for Wolves. Neves has to be wary of getting a booking as he is on four yellow cards and will get an automatic one-match ban if he gets another yellow card.
Avoiding a yellow in the next two, however, will mean he will have survived the deadline.
We could see Santo persist with the three-man attack of Raúl Jiménez, Adama Traoré, and Diogo Jota in the Wolves lineup.
Traore was sensational in the last game, causing the Spurs defence all kinds of problems and even getting on the scoresheet, while Jimenez has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and will be a threat.
The marauding winger had his dislocated shoulder popped back into place last weekend but given the 6-day recovery period, he should start.