Considering Wolves’ perplexing Premier League form of late, it will be of some relief to welcome a new competition.
They face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Friday night in a game that certainly won’t be easy.
The Old Gold struggled with Brighton’s attacking play last weekend and against the likes of Ebere Eze and Wilfried Zaha, things won’t get any easier.
So how could Wolves shape up when they welcome Roy Hodgson’s side to Molineux this evening?
Well, there could be a host of changes from the side that we saw last time out.
In fact, we’re tipping Nuno Santo to be brave and make as many as six changes. The first to note is bringing Patrick Cutrone straight into the starting XI.
The Italian was in the wilderness at Wolves but has now been recalled from his loan spell with Fiorentina. With Nuno planning little activity in the transfer window, he looks as though he’ll stay in the Midlands, rather than being shipped off elsewhere.
As a result, he starts as the focal point in attack, just ahead of Morgan Gibbs-White who has also been recalled from his loan with Swansea.
The Wolves boss confirmed that Adama Traore and John Ruddy will be in the starting XI but there are two changes in defence.
We’ve already suggested that Rayan Ait-Nouri should be axed and consequently, Max Kilman starts on the left-hand side. Summer signing Ki-Jana Hoever earns another start at right-back after impressing so much against Manchester United.
The final change we’re tipping is in the middle of the park where Owen Otasowie is recalled to the starting XI ahead of Ruben Neves.
Raul Jimenez and Marcal are still out injured and aren’t available for selection this evening.