According to Tom Collomosse of Mail Online, Wolverhampton Wanderers believe Raul Jimenez ‘will be ready’ to face Bournemouth on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo ‘must decide’ whether the 28-year-old has enough time to recover for the weekend, having only had one training session before being expected to travel to the South Coast.
Will we beat Bournemouth?
Yes, We are on a good run
No, tough fixture
Jimenez played for 30 minutes in Mexico’s 2-1 win over Bermuda (November 20) and travelled back to the Midlands a day later. Wolves trained on Thursday and will travel to Bournemouth on Friday, so the centre-forward hasn’t had long to prove his fitness. Jimenez may be fatigued from all the travelling in such a short space of time.
Wolves can’t afford to be without him, however. The 28-year-old has scored and created 16 goals in 22 games this season. He’s had a hand in 43% of their 16 Premier League goals and boasts twice as many goals as the second-highest scorer in the squad. Nuno may have to turn to Diego Jota or Patrick Cutrone if Jimenez misses out, but the pair only have two league goals between them in 2019/20.