Matheus Nunes never wanted to play for us so it was correct to get rid.
For what it’s worth, I think he’ll do well at City. His undoubted quality will be a miss but it seems like Wolves will end up stronger in the aggregate.
Enso Gonzalez, Santi Bueno and Tommy Doyle are safely through the door, meaning we’ve added a player in each third of the pitch to give Gary O’Neil much-needed options.
I’d still like a centre-forward (who might well be Che Adams) and maybe another attack-minded midfielder. As I write this post, reports from France suggest we’re close to signing Jean-Ricner Bellegarde from Strasbourg.
Maybe we’ll end up with all the players we needed after all – even if it is a mad trolley dash at the 11th hour.
The best business Palace have done is keeping Olise and Eze. I know the former is injured (great for us) but with those two on the pitch at some point combined with Roy’s ability to create stubborn opposition, I can’t see them getting into trouble.
Matheus Franca, another young attacker (also injured), has been brought in for decent money from Brazil and Dean Henderson will likely become their new number-one after sealing a move from Man Utd.
They’re reportedly looking for a striker in the final hours of the window so may well be circling the same pool of players as us.
A win, a draw and a defeat so far solidifies my view that they’ll be midtable certainties but if the new faces make a difference, there’s no reason they couldn’t push higher.
I thought they were really good at Molineux last season, despite the fact Wolves ended up winning the game. It took a big defensive effort to keep them out.
With Nunes gone, the substitutes making a difference in the win at Goodison Park, players staking their claim against Blackpool and the new signings potentially being available, we could see changes.
I put the same graphic up last week and nothing has really changed my opinion. Sasa has two goals (and should have been given a penalty) in the three appearances he’s made so far. He’s effective and he needs to be on the pitch.
Sarabia did well against Blackpool so is perhaps at the front of the line for occupying that space down the right. I can see him being useful on what always seems a tight Selhurst Park pitch.
Doherty not only scores goals and gets into smart positions high up the pitch, but he also makes us more physically robust, so I just can’t see the argument for leaving him out, even if you lose some balance by playing him (or Semedo) down the left.
Well done to vicsmith, Rich, Desert Wolf, Prawny, Chesterwolf, AveburyWolf, Dandy Wolf and Steady Eddie who all correctly predicted a 1-0 win at Everton. They all collect a maximum. Sheffieldwolf leads the overall table at the end of Gameweek 3.
I don’t think I’ve predicted a victory yet, but I’m feeling saucy after an encouraging week. We’ve been beaten down at Selhurst Park, losing on our last three visits if memory serves, but I think we’ll do better on Sunday. 2-1. Sasa to get the winner.
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