Wolves fans are never in agreement about who should play in attack.

Raul Jimenez is obviously nailed on, but behind him there are three players currently vying for two positions.

At the moment, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence occupy the left and right forward spots, with Adama Traore having to make do with coming off the bench.

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The Spaniard began the season as a starter, but lost his place after the West Ham defeat.

Neto and Podence have been very lively, but between them they’ve only contributed one goal and one assist – both coming from the former.

It’s led to calls for Traore to come back into the side, but it seems the current system just won’t allow for it, with neither Neto nor Podence really deseving of being dropped.

One wonders then, just how Nuno Espirito can get all three of them into his team behind Raul Jimenez.

It’s probably not something in the manager’s immediate plans, but maybe something that will need considering if results start to wane along with performance.

 

Nuno has been religious with his three-at-the-back formation since arriving at the club, but perhaps going to a flat back four is worth experimenting with – especially as it’s the only way to get Wolves danger men Podence, Neto, Traore and Jimenez all starting.

One centre-back would have to drop out. That isn’t going to be captain Conor Coady, even though he would be a big risk playing in a back four. It probably wouldn’t be Willy Boly either, so Max Kilman would theoretically have to make way, as harsh as that would be.

The full-backs would be Nelson Semedo and either Romain Saiss or Fernando Marcal – perhaps the defensive-minded Saiss would be the best bet given Semedo’s desire to bomb forwards.

In cases of the Portuguese bombing on, Coady could shift across to cover the space, with Dendoncker close by to offer support.

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In midfield, Dendoncker and Ruben Neves would pair up, with Neto at 10 and Traore and Podence on the wings, with Jimenez up top.

It would be a very risky set-up, but perhaps – if results start to dip then maybe it’d worth looking at in training for Nuno.

In theory, having the four most dangerous players on the pitch, as well as Semedo providing extra support, Wolves would become a bit more free-scoring – which is really how they should be given the quality that’s in the squad.

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