Wolves travel to the London Stadium on Sunday evening to face West Ham in their third Premier League game of 2020/21.

Having lost last time out in the competition to Manchester City, Nuno and his player will be itching to get back to winning ways against a side that have lost their first two games.

There were some very positive signs against City, and a more clinical showing in the second half at Molineux might have meant a point on another day.

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Here’s how Nuno could set up to hopefully secure three points in the capital, with two changes to the team that lined up at the Etihad.


Rui Patricio to continue between the sticks.


Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss should all start here. Saiss’ challenge on Kevin De Bruyne to concede a penalty on Monday was needless, but the Moroccan has been outstanding in recent times in the left centre-back position and has to keep his place.


Wolves fans will be excited to see new £37 million signing Nelson Semedo (Sky Sports) take up position at right wing-back.

In the middle, Ruben Neves will probably get the nod ahead of Leander Dendoncker to partner Joao Moutinho after impressing in the second half against City.

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Nuno doesn’t expect Fernando Marcal to be passed fit for this game after he picked up a calf injury early on against City, and so it’ll be another chance for Ruben Vinagre on the left in the absence of Jonny.


With Semedo starting at right wing-back, it’s a chance for Adama Traore to cause some destruction further forwards.

The Spaniard could and should be deployed to the right of Raul Jimenez allowing for Semedo to make over and underlaps, with Daniel Podence – who has made a fine start to the new season and already has two assists – to the left.

Pedro Neto did really well against Sheffield United, but the aforementioned trio might simply be too tempting for the manager to ignore.

3-4-3: Patricio/Boly, Coady, Saiss/Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre/Traore, Jimenez, Podence.

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