Wolves were beaten 2-0 yesterday in the Premier League by Crystal Palace.
Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher scored the goals for the hosts, and it was a disappointing performance from Bruno Lage’s side.
After the display against Everton, Wolves fans were expecting good things against the Eagles.
But Palace were simply the better team all over the park.
Wolves struggled to ever really get a foothold in the game, and there was a real lack of attacking threat.
Wolves’ attack consisted of Hwang Hee-chan, Raul Jimenez and Francisco Trincao – the same frontline that started against the Toffees.
None of them had good games, and one wonders if Trincao might now lose his starting berth as a result.
Hwang and Jimenez have proven themselves as key players this season.
They’ve scored six goals between them so far.
They both had off days yesterday but realistically, they’ll keep their places against the Hammers.
But Trincao might be in danger of returning to the bench, with one of Adama Traore or Daniel Podence to come in and replace him.
Traore to replace Trincao against West Ham?
After starting the first five Premier League games and being one of Wolves’ best players, £18 million star Traore has now only started two of the last six.
He has slipped down the pecking order in recent weeks, but he could be back in contention for a start next weekend.
The last time Traore faced West Ham back in April, he actually made one of the assists of the season.
He beat four players to get to the byline, before crossing for Leander Dendoncker to power home a header.
Perhaps Lage will feel Traore is ready to come back into the team with a point to prove.