Will Raul Jimenez play against Crystal Palace & Chelsea?
Wolves only have two more matches this Premier League season.
This weekend, Wolves host Crystal Palace in their final match at Molineux.
While Wolves close out their 2019-20 Premier League campaign with an away trip to Chelsea.
There’s a chance that Wolves striker Raul Jimenez won’t feature against Palace or perhaps the Pensioners.
Why? Because Raul Jimenez and his partner, Daniela Basso, are expecting their first child any day now.
This week, the El Tri striker posted the following update on social media ahead of the birth.
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What Nuno Espirito Santo has said about Raul Jimenez becoming a dad
In the build-up to Wednesday’s match at Burnley, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo admitted that the side could be without Jimenez in their final fixtures. Nuno said:
I’ve been speaking with Raul, but only wishing that everything goes well.
It’s a big, big moment in his life, so we are hoping that everything goes well with his partner and his baby.
We don’t know when his partner will have a beautiful baby. I don’t know (if he’ll end up misses time). We’ll just wait and see.
Burnley 1 – Wolves 1
Raul Jimenez scored his 17th Premier League goal of the season against Burnley – and what a goal it was!
With 15 minutes left on the clock at Turf Moor, Jimenez lashed home an incredible volley from distance.
However, Wolves were unable to hold on to their lead.
After Chris Wood missed an absolute sitter, the striker converted an injury-time penalty to earn Burnley a share of the spoils.
Will Wolves qualify for Europe next season?
Wolves are currently on course to qualify for next season’s Europa League. That’s because they are 6th in the Premier League.
Man United, in 5th, are 3 points ahead of Wolves. United also have a game in hand as they face Crystal Palace tonight.
Meanwhile, Wolves are only 1 point ahead of Tottenham.
Also, Wolves can still qualify for next season’s Champions League.
While it’s unlikely that Wolves will finish in the top 4, they will be in next season’s UCL if they win this year’s Europa League.