Wolves take on Brentford in the Premier League this weekend.
Bruno Lage is looking to continue the team’s fantastic start to 2022 so far.
Wolves are three for three this calendar year, scoring seven goals and conceding just once.
Things are going in the right direction, and it looks as though Wolves may now have discovered their scoring touch.
That is exciting to think about, considering how solid Wolves have been at the back this season.
Given how Wolves started the season, some won’t be surprised to see Wolves now looking a bit more clinical in front of goal.
The first three defeats to Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United were very unlucky, with Wolves creating lots of chances.
Right now, Lage has a number of good, in-form options.
Perhaps this weekend’s game against Brentford is an opportunity to try something new.
Fabio Silva is looking really promising at the moment. His last couple of cameos against Manchester United and Southampton have been very bright. And, of course, he put in a fantastic display against Sheffield United in the FA Cup, helping himself to an assist.
Lage may be reluctant to bench Raul Jimenez, who got back amongst the goals against the Saints.
So the manager could consider using them in a partnership, something that’s never happened before – not even under previous head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Not from the start, anyway.
Silva deserves to start a Premier League game, and he looks ready to. Lage has certainly linked what he has seen from the teenager in recent weeks.
Lage could then deploy the in-form Daniel Podence in behind them as a number 10.
Potentially, this trio could wreak havoc.
Podence, Silva and Jimenez combination should be considered by Wolves boss Lage this weekend against Brentford
It would be really exciting to see Silva and Jimenez playing up top together for Wolves vs Brentford.
£36 million signing Silva (BBC Sport) has shown in recent weeks that his link-up play is looking good.
He worked extremely well with Podence against the Blades.
Potentially Silva and Jimenez could absolutely flourish together with Podence pulling the strings just behind them.
Wolves wouldn’t really lose width by playing with two strikers. That’s because Rayan Ait-Nouri and Nelson Semedo are both very attack minded and are always bombing forward.
It would mean Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore both being on the bench. But maybe now is the time to try something new, with that duo having scored just twice between them all season.