Confirmed Wolves XI to face West Ham: Fabio Silva starts as Raul Jimenez drops to the bench
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Confirmed Wolves XI to face West Ham: Fabio Silva starts as Raul Jimenez drops to the bench

Wolves are facing West Ham United shortly in the Premier League – and the team news is in.

Bruno Lage is looking to bounce back after a gutting defeat to Arsenal in midweek.

Wanderers led for a long time at the Emirates Stadium after Hwang Hee-chan had pounced on a poor back-pass from Gabriel.

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But Wolves were breached by substitute Nicolas Pepe, and then Alexandre Lacazette forced a winner deep into injury-time.

It was a difficult one to stomach, but Wolves can get back on track today.

It’s another big game against a team pushing for Europe in West Ham.

The Hammers have enjoyed a tremendous season so far, and will be looking to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester United.

Wolves could really do with three points here to have any realistic chance of finishing in the top four. Victory would see the club go above both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham into sixth.

And Lage has named the XI that will seek to get the job done down in London.

Wolves confirmed XI – Raul Jimenez drops to bench, Hoever replaces Semedo

As expected, Nelson Semedo misses out today after picking up an injury against Arsenal.

Semedo was taken off on the hour mark, and supporters await a further update on his condition.

Replacing him at right wing-back today is Ki-Jana Hoever. It’s a big afternoon for him having missed the last two matchday squads. He’s got the nod over Jonny, who came on for Semedo on Thursday.

Marcal is in for Rayan Ait-Nouri at left wing-back.

In midfield, Leander Dendoncker returns to the side after starting on the bench against Arsenal.

He’s in alongside Ruben Neves, with Joao Moutinho dropping to the bench.

Raul Jimenez drops to the bench in place of Fabio Silva in a very bold move by Lage.

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The Mexico international didn’t have his best outing against the Gunners, and it seems Lage is ready to put his faith in teenager Silva.

Daniel Podence is also on the bench, with Francisco Trincao coming back into the side. The on-loan winger hasn’t started since the first 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the start of the month.

Hwang Hee-chan keeps his place after his goal on Thursday.

And defender Willy Boly returns to the bench, three months after last making it against Brighton. That means there’s no space this time for Toti Gomes.

Wolves beat West Ham 1-0 at Molineux earlier this season.

Three points again today would undoubtedly be huge for moral and belief after the disappointment of midweek.