Wolves have started the New Year just as they ended 2020 – inconsistently.
That being said, it hasn’t been without its entertainment. Nuno Santo’s men drew an enthralling encounter 3-3 with Brighton in their first game of 2021 before a scintillating goal from Adama Traore sealed their pathway into round four of the FA Cup.
Attention returns to the Premier League this evening as they welcome an Everton side without the free-scoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Molineux.
The Old Gold are still without a number of players through injury so will have to patch a few areas of their squad together.
Nuno is missing Raul Jimenez still, while Willy Boly, Jonny, Marcal and Daniel Podence are all absent through injury. So, who could start for Wolves on Tuesday night?
Well, we’re tipping Nuno to make as many as three changes to the side that defeated Palace in the Cup.
The first change to note is in goal where John Ruddy is dropped to the bench again. Consequently, normal Premier League stopper Rui Patricio is back between the posts.
Another change is in midfield. The £90k-per-week Leander Dendoncker drops to the bench after only just returning from injury. It might be too soon for the Belgian enforcer to play two games in such a short space of time so the talented youngster Vitinha takes his place in the middle of the park.
The final replacement from the manager is in attack. Fabio Silva once again failed to score in the FA Cup and thus, Patrick Cutrone leads the line.
He was recalled from his loan spell with Fiorentina last week but had to settle for a place among the substitutes when they took on the Eagles. He is free to play now, though, and should start at Molineux this evening if Nuno has any sense.