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Wolves attacker Diogo Jota should be dropped against West Ham

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Wolves attacker Diogo Jota should be dropped against West Ham

Wolverhampton Wanderers host West Ham on Wednesday night in the Premier League and manager Nuno Espirito Santo should be eyeing up one key change.

Wolves currently sit sixth in the league table and have had a decent start to the campaign, but have heavily relied on two players in the final third.

Raul Jimenez has continued to shine at striker, while Adama Traore has come out of his shell on the right flank to show his full potential at Molineux.

But on the flip side of that Diogo Jota is an individual that is really struggling and he should be pulled out of the starting XI against West Ham.

The attacker managed 10 goals and seven assists last season across all competitions, as he proved himself to be one of the instrumental players for Wolves.

 

He developed a great partnership just behind Jimenez and they worked so effectively as a front two.

But the Portuguese forward has been forced into a wide role on the left flank this season following Traore’s emergence and he’s not enjoying the same success.

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Jota hit the ground running well in the Europa League qualifying stages, with eight goal involvement in the six matches against lesser opposition.

But he has just one goal and no assists during his 15 appearances this season in the Premier League and Europa League group stages.

The 22-year-old attacker appears to be someone low on confidence right now and drifted through the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at the weekend without making much of an impact.

Jota needs time to recharge his batteries, with Pedro Neto or Ruben Vinagre given the chance to impress in his spot against West Ham.

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