Wolves are facing Burnley in their next Premier League match on Wednesday – and Raul Jimenez will be itching to play.

After playing out a 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Saturday, fans are hoping for a much improved performance from the team at Molineux.

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My Revenge On Ben Foster

This is the last ‘favourable’ fixture for Wolves, before some very tough games over Christmas.

That said, Wednesday’s game with the Clarets will not be easy.

Burnley did the double over Wolves last season, with the 4-0 defeat at Molineux one of the lowest points of 2020/21.

One man who did not play in that game, was Jimenez.

The striker was recovering from his skull fracture, so Adama Traore and Willian Jose lined up as a pairing that day.

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It was a truly awful day at the office, and hopefully the players will be wanting to take revenge.

Jimenez will be particularly looking forward to the game, because Burnley will actually be without one of their key players.

Centre-back James Tarkowski, who was actually linked with a move to Wolves in the summer, is suspended for the contest after picking up five yellow cards.

That is undoubtedly a boost for Wolves and Jimenez in particular.

Tarkowski absence is significant and Jimenez will be eyeing Burnley scalp

The loss of Tarkowski is huge for Burnley.

He is a real physical presence back there for the Clarets, and relishes aerial duels. That is evidenced by the 4.7 duels per 90 he has averaged in the Premier League so far this term (WhoScored).

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The fact the £50,000-a-week star will be missing means they will be considerably weaker in defence.

Jimenez was powerless to do anything in the last meeting between these two sides, and he will be absolutely itching to play his part in the revenge mission on Wednesday.

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