Wolves host Burnley at Molineux on Wednesday night, aiming to keep the pressure on the Premier League’s top four.
Bruno Lage’s men have enjoyed a brilliant run of form since overcoming what was a tough start to the campaign. After losing four of their five opening league fixtures, Wolves have won five of their seven subsequent outings, losing just once. They most recently followed up a 1-0 victory over high-flying West Ham with a rather disappointing 0-0 draw at Norwich, although head into Wednesday night’s clash sitting sixth in the table.
By comparison, Burnley languish in 18th although currently sit three points adrift from safety with a game in hand, having had their last fixture against Tottenham snowed off. Here’s who Lage could field in order to overcome Sean Dyche’s somewhat resurgent Clarets.
Jose Sa (GK) – Has looked very solid with clean sheets in his last two appearances, and will feature between the sticks once again.
Max Kilman (CB) – Broke into the side last term and now seems an established first choice, having played in all 14 of his side’s Premier League outings so far.
Conor Coady (CB) – Has barely missed a minute of action this campaign and, having skippered Wolves throughout, will do so once more.
Romain Saiss (CB) – Has been a largely consistent performer for Lage’s side this season and, after impressing in recent weeks, should start on Wednesday night.
Nelson Semedo (RWB) – Can be an inconsistent figure on the right flank, but is definitely Lage’s first choice and should be handed a 13th Premier League start of the season.
Joao Moutinho (CM) – Are we sure that this guy is actually 35 years of age?
Leander Dendoncker (CM) – Ruben Neves will serve his one-match suspension as Burnley visit, likely resulting in a start for Dendoncker.
Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) – Has finally managed to put together a consistent run in the side over recent weeks and deserves to start for a sixth consecutive league outing.
Francisco Trincao (RW) – Having started three of Wolves’ last four Premier League fixtures, it seems as though Trincao is higher up the pecking order than Adama Traore at the moment.
Raul Jimenez (ST) – Great to see him leading the line and finding form again. Has two in his last four for Lage’s side and will hope to add to that on Wednesday.
Hwang Hee-chan (LW) – Proving to be a great addition to the squad, the RB Leipzig loanee has struck four times in his ten Premier League appearances thus far.