Wolverhampton Wanderers host Southampton at the Molineux this weekend as we return to Premier League action following our EFL Cup exit in midweek.
With few fans that fussed about the trophy for the season of 2018/19 as we look to consolidate and push on further in the top-tier, the main disappointment really is the lack of extra games to keep the more fringe players in tip-top form and extra matches for the young lads to develop in.
The FA Cup is still on the horizon though and no doubt we’ll see head coach Nuno Espirito Santo treat that the same as he keeps his eye on the bigger picture.
Looking to Saints though, I see no reason why Santo won’t simply lead with the boys who have consistently taken to the pitch for us in the Premier League so far given the results and performances we have seen as we continue our adjustment and continue to improve as we find our feet.
Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny,
Costa, Jimenez, Jota.
Whether you call it 3-4-3 or 5-3-2, we’re fluid between both depending on where we need to be, but whilst some wonder whether Leander Dendonker will come in for a league start in place of Ryan Bennett, with him getting the Cup game I don’t see it.
Maybe a spot on the bench and an appearance in the second half, but I don’t see a start and I don’t see any other changes either and I wouldn’t expect Ivan Cavaleiro to join the bench either for this one.