Early team news on five Wolves players ahead of Premier League clash against West Ham

The latest on the availability of five Wolverhampton Wanderers players ahead of their trip to West Ham United on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will travel to the London Stadium on Saturday to take on West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Old Gold haven’t played since September 17 when they fell to a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City due to the international break.

Bruno Lage’s side sit 17th in the table after winning just one of their opening seven league games, drawing three and losing three.

Wolves have struggled in front of goal so far this season, netting just three times - the joint-lowest in the Premier League.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Lage bolstered his attacking options this summer with the arrivals of Sasa Kalajdzic, Hwang Hee-chan, Goncalo Guedes and most-recently Diego Costa.

The former made his debut for the Old Gold against Southampton on September 3, but sustained a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury during the first half leading to him being replaced at the break.

With the international break coming to an end this week, we take a look at early team news for Wolves ahead of their clash with the Hammers on Saturday…

Nathan Collins - Suspended

The centre-back will miss the Old Gold’s next three league games after receiving a straight red card for his tackle on Jack Grealish during Wolves’ defeat to City.

Sasa Kalajdzic - ACL

The Austrian underwent successful surgery on his knee on September 6 and is in the early stages of rehabilitation. He is expected to be unavailable for the next nine months.

Raul Jimenez - groin/adductor issue

The striker missed Wolves’ opening two league games due to a knee injury, but did feature in their following three fixtures. He hasn’t played since the club’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth at the end of August and is expected to be out for a few weeks.

Collins was shown a straight red for his tackle on Grealish and will serve a three-match suspension. Credit: Getty.

Chiquinho - knee

The 22-year-old sustained a knee injury in July which required surgery and is expected to be unavailable until next pre-season due to rehabilitation.

Diego Costa - potential debut

The 33-year-old could make his debut for the Old Gold on Saturday if match fit. The loss to City was too soon for him to feature, but given the international break and several training sessions since joining, there’s a possibility he may make an appearance.