Wolves face Fulham at Molineux today, and there is a chance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to show some character and bounce back from the horror show that was West Ham United a week ago.

The club have lost their last two games in the Premier League and need to rediscover the level produced against Sheffield United in the first half in the first game.

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There’s every chance Nuno could ring the changes to face a Fulham side who have made a bad start to the 2020/21 season – losing all three of their games and conceding 10 goals.

Here’s how Nuno may set up:


Rui Patricio was one of a few who could actually hold his head up after the West Ham defeat and will continue in goal.


The usual three-man defence really struggled against West Ham, but Nuno could give it one last chance against Fulham.

Romain Saiss should keep his place alongside Conor Coady and Willy Boly, but probably only out of the need to get Leander Dendoncker into midfield.


Joao Moutinho has been the subject of talk this week, and perhaps Nuno will give the maestro a period on the bench after a tricky start for the veteran.

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Leander Dendoncker‘s presence has been missed in the last couple of games, and the £12 million signing (talkSPORT) could allow Ruben Neves to roam a bit further forward and make better use of his passing range.

Nelson Semedo looked promising at times against West Ham and will be expected to have more influence from the right, and Fernando Marcal may be in contention to start after injury saw him substituted off against Manchester City.


Daniel Podence‘s liveliness was missed against West Ham and he will hopefully be fit enough to start and support Raul Jimenez, with Pedro Neto to the left.

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Neto was Wolves’ best player against West Ham and really tried to make things happen and for that, he deserves to start here.

£43,000-a-week star Adama Traore (Spotrac) is yet to get into his stride so far, and Nuno may wish to use him to stretch a tired Fulham defence later on.

3-4-3: Patricio/Boly, Coady, Saiss/Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Marcal/Podence, Jimenez, Neto.

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