Date: 2nd January 2020 at 2:57pm
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Leander Dendoncker was heavily criticised as Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered a 2-1 defeat at Watford on New Year’s day, but Raul Jimenez also underperformed and was slated by supporters on social media.

The 28-year-old has played a lot of football this season and is at risk of burning out, but Wolves’ lack of cover has forced Nuno Espirito Santo to keep him in the starting lineup.

Jimenez struggled to hit the target with his chances, didn’t create any opportunities for his teammates and was uncharacteristically wasteful in possession. Fans appreciate his contribution this season but can’t deny he’s struggling of late.

Against Watford, the Mexican international played for 90 minutes, made 28 touches, failed to win an aerial duel, completed 77.8% of his 18 passes, failed to register a shot on target, made one successful dribble failed to create a chance and failed to make a tackle or interception.

Despite his poor performance against the Hornets, Jimenez has been outstanding for Wolves this season. He’s made 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 26 goals. The 28-year-old has scored just two goals in his last eight league games and may benefit from a rest.

Should Nuno give Raul Jimenez a rest?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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