Leo Bonatini is a man who has been suffering severely from a lack of confidence at Molineux this season. The last time that the Brazilian bagged a league goal was in December 2017, however, a lot of Wolves believe that the 24-year-old should be starting against Chelsea last night with the aim of breaking his duck in domestic league football.
— Léo Bonatini (@BonatiniOficial) December 4, 2018
The Brazilian has scored a single goal this season, a strike in the Carabao Cup against Sheffield Wednesday in their 2-0 away win. However, other than that his only goal involvement this season came in the form of an assist for Adama Traore’s first goal for the club when the club travelled to the London Stadium and beat West Ham 1-0. Tonight, though, would be a great opportunity for the Brazilian to bag his first Premier League goal.
When you’re a striker on low confidence, the last thing that you want is pundits and supporters pointing out how long it’s been since you last scored. That’s why tonight ios a great game for the striker to be given 90 minutes. Chelsea are undoubtedly tough to break down, but in Alvaro Morata is a striker who will completely take the focus off of the misfiring Bonatini as his own goalscoring record is pretty woeful.
You can read the Wolves fan’s calls for Bonatini to start tonight here:
Let’s be honest , just as prolific as our other forwards. Give the lad a game
— Steve Underhill (@WWFC_Warwick) December 4, 2018
If you get a chance , just stick it away , you know how to do it. Real fans right behind ya Leo.
— Daz Cummings (@Darren24naldo) 5 December 2018
I believe in you Leo
— Spencer (@spppencer) 5 December 2018
All the best Leo! God willing you'll be on the score sheet tonight! Come on you Wolves!
— Hamza Webb (@bebdf4f68d34491) December 5, 2018
Hope you get a game tonight Leo… Can’t score goals if you don’t get a chance
— andywolf83 (@Woodthewolf83) 5 December 2018
The starter you’ll be called
— Charley Buckley (@98Cbuckley) December 4, 2018
A year ago since your last League goal..get yourself another please leo
— george (@_wolvesgeorge) 4 December 2018
The supporters will be desperate to see Bonatini grab a Premier League goal and will hope he can do it against Chelsea to end his side’s six game winless run tonight.