Moutinho and Jimenez to start – Strongest 3-4-2-1 Wolves XI to face Everton in the Premier League

Predicted Wolves line-up to face Everton in the Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers begin their quest for a top-half finish in the Premier League, playing against Everton at the Molineux on the opening day. They have spent some big bucks on some of the signings this summer, which can propel the newly-promoted team to new heights this season.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has brought in high-quality Portuguese talents like Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio along with Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez and other exciting prospects. He is expected to continue fielding his preferred 3-4-2-1 formation with a high-press and passing football from the back.

Probable Wolves XI

Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Rui Patricio (GK)

Recruited this summer, the Portuguese international will have his Premier League bout this season. Expect him to be a good fit for Wolves’ system.

Romain Saiss (RCB)

Saiss is a flexible player who can fit into a back-3 system and come out with the ball when in possession. He is a very good defender as well.

Conor Coady (CB)

Coady was integral to what Wolves did at the back last season, with secured defending and passing out from the back.

Willy Boly

Willy Boly (LCB)

Boly’s strength and physicality will be of great use in the Premier League. Expect him to shrug off strikers with ease.

Matt Doherty (RWB)

Doherty is a defensce-oriented wing-back who makes effective forays up the pitch when required. He will be vital from wide areas.

Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho (CDM)

Moutinho was bought this summer to add steel and experience in central midfield. The Portuguese will be there to control the tempo of the game.

Ruben Neves (CM)

The creator in chief, Neves is expected to showcase his world-class talent in the Premier League. Defenders should be wary of him this season.

Jonathan Castro (LWB)

After the departure of Barry Douglas to Leeds United, Castro, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid, will take up that left wing-back position.

Helder Costa (LF)

Costa is vital in Wolves’ attack, running at defenders with the ball and creating chances for the striker to finish.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota (RF)

Jota has confirmed his permanent stay at the club and expect him to offer goals and support from the attacking midfield position.

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Raul Jimenez (ST)

A loanee from Benfica, Jimenez will be a potent threat to the defenders. He would give Wolves an outlet for counter-attacks too.