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We seem to have had a few Thursday games recently. At least it has given us a 4 day break after the United game. This could be one of the most difficult of our remaining fixtures. Wolves are a strong, well organised team with a system that they are comfortable with. I've been impressed with how they have coped with the extra demands of the Europa League this season. Having said that we are an incredibly difficult team to take points off. The only selection issue for me, unless there are any last minute injuries, is whether to start Fabinho or Ox. It may make sense to wait until Sunday to start Fabinho so I can see the same team being selected as for the United game:
Trent Gomez VVD Robertson
Ox Henderson Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mane
They are strong all over the pitch but the main danger men are Traore and Raul Jiminez. They may decide to play an extra man in midfield in which case those two would play up front which might suit us as they would be up against Gomez and VVD rather than Traore being up against Robertson who could be caught out of position with no chance of catching him when tracking back. It should be an interesting tactical battle. With City dropping points agaist Palace at the week-end a draw would not be a disaster but three points would send a huge message to our nearest rivals.