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Wolves vs Burnley: Fears for Raul Jimenez

By Benjamin Newman


Wolves vs Burnley

It’s been a steady start to the Premier League season for new-boys Wolves.

After four matches, Wolves sit 11th in the Premier League.

This Sunday Wolves take on Burnley at Molineux. Nuno’s side come into the game on the back of two wins on the bounce.

As for Burnley, their form has nosedived at the start of the campaign.

Burnley have already been turfed out of the Europa League. While Sean Dyche’s men are winless in their last five games (four defeats, one draw).

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Fears for Raul Jimenez

Wolves may be without forward Raul Jimenez for this weekend’s Burnley game.

Raul Jimenez has been away with the Mexican national team during the international break.

Unfortunately, Raul Jimenez has suffered an injury while with El Tri. As confirmed by Birmingham Live:

Raul Jimenez will return to Wolverhampton Wanderers from international duty early after suffering ‘small muscular discomfort’ following Mexico’s 4-1 defeat to Uruguay.

Wolves striker Jimenez started the match against Uruguay and found the net from the penalty spot in the 25th minute.

Raul Jimenez has scored once in the Premier League this season.

The striker found the target in the Gameweek one 2-2 draw with Everton.

Other Wolves injury problems

The only other significant injury at Wolves is the absence of Ivan Cavaleiro.

Cavaleiro is sidelined with a back problem.

Burnley & Steven Defour

Switching to Burnley, Belgian midfielder Steven Defour could soon return to action.

Defour is yet to feature for Burnley this season. However during the international break Defour has continued his recovery from a calf problem.

Also see: Willy Boly & Laurent Koscielny: How refs have interpreted Wolves & Arsenal handball precedents.

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