Following their exit in the Carabao Cup to Newcastle, Manchester City travel to the Midlands to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Up next in Manchester City opposition watch is Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers currently sit 16th in the table with one win, a draw and four losses from their opening six games. Gary O ‘Neil’s side have begun the season slowly following on from last season where they avoided relegation. O’Neil took over the Wolves job this past summer as Julen Lopetegui departed the club.
Wolves will head into their clash with the treble winners on the back of a 3-2 loss to Ipswich Town in the Carabao Cup third round midweek. Before that Gary O’Neil’s men drew 1-all with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. The Midlands club haven’t won in 4 games in all competitions as they suffer from a slow start this season.
On the injury front, Gary O’Neil will have almost a full squad to choose from. Joe Hodge is the only minor injury concern. He injured his hamstring last month but was on the bench against Ipswich Town.
Tommy Doyle will miss the game as he is ineligible to play due to the Premier League rules which prevent a loan player from playing against his parent club. Jean-Ricner Bellegare will miss the game due to suspension after he was sent off in Wolves draw with Luton Town last weekend.
Hee Chan-Hwang is Wolves top scorer for the season with 3 goals so far in the Premier League. Pedro Neto and Matheus Cunha will need to be watched by Pep Guardiola’s side for the threat they possess. Despite their lowly league position Wolves do possess quality in their ranks.
The game will also see City midfielder Matheus Nunes return to Molineux. The reception he receives will be interesting given the circumstances of his departure.