Wolves travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City looking to keep in touch with the contenders for the Premier League top four.
Is Diogo Jota back to his best?
Room to improve
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are now five points adrift of the Champions League places after falling to a late defeat at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, thanks to a late winner from Jan Vertonghen.
Their clash with the newly-promoted Canaries is a very important one, as their remaining fixtures in December see them take on Manchester City and Liverpool.
Defeat to Spurs was their first in the league since September’s 5-2 loss to Chelsea, so Nuno needs to make sure they don’t lose any momentum over the festive period.
So how will they lineup?
Nuno can start to name a more settled team now that the Europa League group stage has been safely navigated. A set-up of Matt Doherty, Leander Dendoncker, Conor Coady, Roman Saiss and Jonny Otto is something Nuno is fond of, as shown on WhoScored. Ryan Bennett hasn’t been able to force his way back into the team, while Willy Boly remains sidelined.
In a change of system from the majority of last season, Nuno has favoured a two-man midfield. Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are the two he has gone with. The Portuguese duo are there to supplement the notable attacking talent that the team possesses this term.
Diogo Jota found his form with a quickfire hat-trick during the 4-0 win over Besiktas, while Raul Jimenez has been in good touch all season, scoring 15 goals and registering eight assists in 28 games. Adama Traore has come into his own this term, scoring against Spurs last weekend. His performance was so impressive that reports emerged that Spurs’ players wanted Mourinho to sign the Spaniard.
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