It’s Crystal Palace up next for Wolves, and Nuno Espirito Santo has some thinking to do.

Currently, the team sit ninth in the Premier League but such has been the crazy start, only three points seperate the pack and Everton at the top.

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Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle was disappointing.

Wolves dominated the game, but conceded a late Jacob Murphy free-kick to drop two points which would have moved the team up into fifth.

While the defence has largely been quite strong so far, chance creation and scoring goals has been the main issue.

One man who hasn’t had as many minutes as he would have liked for Wolves this term is Adama Traore.

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After starting the first three league games, the Spain international has been demoted to the bench with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence impressing.

Between that pair though, only one goal has been scored and one assist made (both from Neto).

 

One thing fans have been discussing since the Newcastle draw is whether Adama Traore should be brought in to start again.

Adama could wreak havoc on youngster Mitchell

At left-back Palace have been fielding young Tyrick Mitchell in 2020/21.

The 21-year-old has done very well, playing every single minute of the Eagles’ campaign so far, and appears to be another player in the Aaron Wan-Bissaka mould.

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But he hasn’t faced anyone quite like Traore.

It could well be in Nuno and Wolves’ best interests to get Traore back into the team here in an attempt to overwhelm Mitchell.

Although he has confidence, he does lack experience and Traore will surely be itching to start and perform after a few weeks on the bench.

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