Lopetegui bins £50k-p/w “monster”, Jimenez returns in 4 adjustments: Predicted Wolves XI – opinion
Wolves will probably be trying to bounce again from their slender defeat in opposition to Manchester United once they tackle Aston Villa away from dwelling on Wednesday night.
Julen Lopetegui’s facet have been unable to construct on their last-gasp win over Everton once they took on the Purple Devils at Molineux, with Marcus Rashford’s objective incomes Erik ten Hag’s all three factors and guaranteeing that the Previous Gold would stay within the relegation locations.
One other powerful sport awaits the Spanish supervisor this night as his new facet takes on a resurgent Aston Villa.
They’ve seemed utterly remodeled underneath Unai Emery and earned one other spectacular win over Tottenham Hotspur of their most up-to-date fixture
Right here is how Soccer FanCast expects Lopetegui to line his facet up at Villa Park, with 4 adjustments from the facet that began final outing.
Jose Sa was maybe unlucky to be on the dropping facet in opposition to United after making a string of spectacular saves, so he retains his place in between the sticks for this one.
Though Hugo Bueno has impressed in latest fixtures, two video games in fast succession is likely to be an enormous ask for the teen, so Jonny Otto is available in at left-back.
Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman and Nathan Collins full the defence, with Lopetegui little question out there for some extra defensive additions on this month’s switch window.
There’s one change in midfield, as Joao Moutinho drops out in favour of the extra dynamic Boubacar Traore, within the hope that he could make Wolves extra defensively sound in opposition to their Midlands rivals.
Lopetegui also needs to reintroduce Adama Traore on the wing to offer Wolves an added counter-attacking risk, so Hwang Hee-chan drops out after one other sport with out a objective in opposition to United, whereas Daniel Podence retains his place on the alternative flank.
Lastly, with Diego Costa struggling to copy the shape that made him a “monster” – as dubbed by Jose Mourinho – at Chelsea, the £50k per week striker is dropped to the bench having failed to attain for the Previous Gold but.
In consequence, Raul Jimenez is handed maybe a remaining likelihood to win over Lopetegui at Villa Park, with new signing Matheus Cunha ready within the wings.