Bruno Lage has named an unchanged Wolverhampton Wanderers XI which faced Manchester United before the international break for today’s Vicarage Road match up with Watford.
A lack of cutting edge has cost Lage’s side dear but at least Raul Jimenez is available after Mexico withdrew their objection to him playing today.
New signing Hwang Hee-chan starts on the substitutes bench at Vicarage Road as the South Korean is in contention to make his Wolves debut this afternoon.
Jose Sa makes his third start of the season, while Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman start in a three-man defence, with Nelson Semedo and Marcal flanking the centre-backs as wing-backs.
Ruben Neves partners Joao Moutinho in midfield as Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore start either side of Jimenez, as Lage bids to win his first Premier League game.
Daniel Podence is once again named among the substitutes after marking his return from injury with a goal against Forest at the end of last month, in what was Wolves’ first and only win of the campaign across all competitions.
Willy Boly is also on the bench as he looks to have recovered from a hamstring injury which has prevented him playing any part in Wolves’ 2021/22 campaign so far.
Xisco Munoz’s Watford line-up includes Ismaila Sarr and Joshua King, who will provide the biggest threat to Wolves this afternoon.
Wolves (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Trincao, Jimenez, Traore
Subs: Ruddy, Boly, Hoever, Mosquera, Ait-Nouri, Dendoncker, Podence, Silva, Hwang
Watford (4-1-4-1): Bachmann; Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Rose; Etebo; Sissoko, Kucka, Sarr, Dennis; King
Subs: Elliot, Cathcart, Masina, Louza, Cleverley, Sema, Tufan, Kabasele, Hernandez