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Wolves’ predicted XI to face West Bromwich Albion

For the first time since being promoted from the Championship to the Premier League, Wolves are in a spot of bother.

We haven’t been able to question them too much in the last few seasons but with just two wins in their last nine, things clearly aren’t going very well.

Nuno Santo has been chopping and changing between a three-man and four-man backline, but clearly, a lack of familiarity has wreaked havoc with the squad.

However, against West Brom on Saturday, they will have a perfect opportunity to bounce back. Sam Allardyce’s side are sitting 19th in the table and lost to League One Blackpool in the FA Cup last weekend.

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On paper, it should be an easy win for Wolves, so how should Nuno line up?

We’re tipping the manager to make as many as four changes from the side that lost to Everton last Tuesday.

The first one comes in defence where we think Nelson Semedo should miss out. The Portuguese was run ragged by Lucas Digne when the Toffees came to Molineux. He managed six crosses from the left and supplied the assist for Alex Iwobi’s opener.

As a result, Ki-Jana Hoever should come in. The 18-year-old was competent against Manchester United last month, not “putting a foot wrong” according to Birmingham Live reporter Alex Dicken. During that game, he also won the second-most duels of any Wolves player with six.

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There is one more amendment in defence where Willy Boly comes into the side ahead of Romain Saiss. Nuno confirmed in his post-match press conference on Friday that the Frenchman was ready to return.

The other two changes come in attack where we suggest that Patrick Cutrone should play from the off. The Italian has yet to start for Wolves since being recalled from his loan spell with Fiorentina and with Fabio Silva on a run with no goals in his last five games, deserves a chance. If he gets it, this will be his first time in the Wolves line-up since October 2019.

The final replacement is out wide where Morgan Gibbs-White drops out. Adama Traore missed the game against Everton with a minor injury so should be fit enough to reclaim his place in the side.

Given his virtuoso goal against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup, The Spaniard simply has to start if he’s recovered.

AND in other news, Bye-bye Gibbs-White: Wolves must swoop for £8k-p/w gem with a “few strings to his bow”…

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