Patrick Cutrone has been struggling for form and playing time this season and could be left out in Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Braga. The 21-year-old has made 19 appearances in all competitions since joining from AC Milan over the summer, scoring two goals, but he’s amassed just 749 minutes of playing time.
In the Premier League, Cutrone has played for 280 minutes in 2019/20, making just one appearance since mid-October. He came off the bench in Wolves 2-1 win over Aston Villa (November 10) but had been an unused substitute before and after. He could make the matchday squad for Thursday’s clash, but it’s hard to see Nuno Espirito Santo starting him.
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While Cutrone is struggling for goals, he’s unlikely to dethrone Raul Jimenez in attack. The Italian u21 international hasn’t found the back of the net in the league since September, but Jimenez has scored in each of his last three appearances and has 14 goals for the season.
It’s a no brainer for Nuno. Wolves still need a result in their fifth group game to seal their place in the last-32, so the manager won’t take any chances with his team selection.