Predicted Wolves line-up to face Sheffield Wednesday in a league cup tie
Wolves have had a rough start to the season in the Premier League but they did very well to hold defending champions Manchester City to a respectable 1-1 draw. They now face Championship side Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough stadium in the EFL Cup.
With the high-intensity football that Nuno Espirito Santo’s men play, it is highly likely the manager makes some changes for this midweek tie. We may see some new faces who haven’t yet played in the league games.
Leander Dendoncker might still be out for this game but should be fit for the weekend. Ivan Cavaleiro remains sidelined at least until the mid-September.
Probable Wolves XI
Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
John Ruddy (GK)
Rui Patricio has been starting games for Wolves so far in the League. Expect Ruddy to get an opportunity in this league cup tie.
Romain Saiss (RCB)
The Moroccan international might get his chance to play in central defence, with Ryan Bennett getting a game off.
Conor Coady (CB)
The captain may continue to lead the team this midweek. The former Liverpool man has been superb for Wolves so far.
Willy Boly (LCB)
Boly was shaky at the start but did very well against Manchester City. Expect him to continue playing in the defence.
Matt Doherty (RWB)
Doherty has been productive down the right-hand side for Wolves. He might have to improve defensively during the season.
Ruben Vinagre (LWB)
Jonny hobbled off against City, so Vinagre might get a chance to start. However, the former will be fit for the midweek game.
Ruben Neves (CM)
The talisman of the team is still young, and so may play this game to offer drive and creativity in the midfield. Without him, Wolves would look a bit off-radar.
Morgan Gibbs-White (CM)
Joao Moutinho might get a rest for this fixture, so it will be a chance for Gibbs-White to showcase his talent.
Leo Bonatini (LW)
The Brazilian might start ahead of Diogo Jota, who may get a game off.
Adama Traore (RW)
The new signing got a chance to showcase his pace against City. Should start this game ahead of Helder Costa.
Raul Jimenez (ST)
The striker has led the line for Wolves this season so far. Nuno might continue deploying him in the No.9 role for this game as well.