Wolverhampton Wanderers got off to a fine start as the Premier League resumed by beating West Ham United 2-0 at the London Stadium and solidifying their hunt for an automatic European place at the end of the 2019/20 season.
However, they were forced to rely on the impact of their subs as both Adama Traore and Pedro Neto helped the West Midlands team score two relatively late goals past the Hammers on Saturday.
Traore got the assist for Raul Jimenez to tuck away the opener on the 73rd minute before Neto added a second from an assist by Matt Doherty.
In light of these contributions, plus the fact that their game against AFC Bournemouth comes just four days later, means that Nuno Espirito Santo may want to rotate his starting 11 anyway ahead of the clash against the Cherries at Molineux.
Traore has arguably already shown his worth to Wolves so far in this campaign, having scored a relatively impressive six goals and making 11 assists in 44 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
The 24-year old will surely be pushing for another start after bagging yet another assist, but it is perhaps the possible inclusion of Neto in the starting 11 that may raise a few eyebrows amongst the WWFC faithful.
The 20-year old has only completed 90 minutes three times in all competitions so far in this term, but may benefit from some rotation from his Portuguese boss given the rather tight scheduling.
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Leander Dendoncker may be one to drop out having achieved the lowest rating by far out of his teammates on Sofascore (6.3), whilst Diogo Jota may be the attacking player to make way given Jimenez’s goal and general importance to the side.
The Mexican international now has 14 strikes in addition to his six assists in the Premier League and has not missed a single match in the top flight so far in this term, as per Transfermarkt.
With two potential changes to the team that beat West Ham, Nuno will be hoping for another three points against a lowly Bournemouth side struggling in the relegation zone at the moment.
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