On this week’s segment of combined XI, we focus on Wolves.
One of the more well-liked teams from last season, Wolves excited fans and neutrals alike with their attacking football and dogged performances against top-six teams.
Their performances last season gave them a well-earned Europe League spot, to which the team is flying in at the moment, qualifying from their group.
Whilst they had a slow start in the league, they have somehow sneaked under the radar and crept up into seventh, and a win midweek could see them climb even higher, depending on results.
This is in stark contrast to the performances of West Ham this season, and most Hammers fans would agree that Wolves are everything that we wish West Ham were; a young team playing exciting football with an exciting manager, and competing successfully both domestically and in Europe.
This combined XI should give an in-depth look as the quality between the two sides, and perhaps give an idea of the result on Wednesday.
Here is my combined XI between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers:
GK - Lukasz Fabianski
Much better than Patricio in my opinion, and has much more of an impact.
RB - Matt Doherty
A no brainer here, Doherty is levels above any West Ham fullback.
CB - Connor Coady
Coady is a heavily underrated centre-back in the league, and would get into most Premier League sides.
CB - Leander Dendoncker
Classic Moyes and Pierce to reject this man, who would’ve been perfect in our midfield. Bit of a cheat as he can play centre-back but this makes him fit into the team nicely.
LB - Jonny
Another quality player, would slot into most teams.
CDM - Declan Rice
Might be bias, but I don’t know many players who’d knock Rice out of here.
CM - Ruben Neves
This guy is mustard. No questions.
CM - Joao Moutinho
This man sneaks into the team ahead of the likes of Lanzini, but I think it’s justified.
RW - Adama Traore
I’ve always rated Adama, even at Boro. He seems to finally have that final ball he seemed to be missing.
LW - Felipe Anderson
Whilst not have the best season, I think he just gets in ahead of Jota. Only just.
ST - Raul Jimenez
Jimenez pips Haller here, I think the guy is quality.