Wolves are taking on Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League at the end of what has been a chaotic week at the club.
Bruno Lage was sacked last Sunday following the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United the night before.
Wolves officials got rid of the 46-year-old, having concluded the time was right to make a change.
That loss to West Ham has left Wolves in the relegation zone.
And it will be tough to get out of it this weekend with Chelsea the opponents at Stamford Bridge.
Graham Potter’s side is packed with quality, and will be seeking to beat a managerless opponent.
James Collins and Steve Davis have been preparing the team this week following Lage’s exit, and they will both be in the dugout for Saturday’s game.
Meanwhile, Wolves are in talks with Julen Lopetegui about succeeding Lage.
It will be very interesting to see what kind of team they field against the Blues. But one man that really ought to be starting is Boubacar Traore.
The Malian midfielder was Wolves’ final signing on deadline day, and has so far made a couple of cameo appearances for the club.
He was given chances against Manchester City and West Ham, and impressed both times.
Surely with Ruben Neves suspended, he surely has to be unleashed for his first Premier League start.
Boubacar Traore deserves chance to start against Chelsea for Wolves
Wolves have been really poor in their last two games, but Traore gave a good account of himself in both matches.
He’s had to be patient for minutes so far. But this should now be his chance ahead of a new manager coming in.
Traore offers mobility and dynamism. Lage previously described him as ‘very strong at recovering the ball and also strong at building the game’ (via Birmingham Mail).
Chelsea’s midfield without N’Golo Kante doesn’t really have that and so he could be a good bet.
Surely with Neves missing, the youngster, who can operate in a holding role, comes into strong contention.