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Wolves suffer huge blow ahead of Manchester City game

Tonight sees Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Pep Guardiola’s title chasing Manchester City side.

After Liverpool’s win last night, City have it all to do against what is the fourth-best defence in the Premier League, having conceded just 34 goals all season.

After the impressive comeback against Chelsea, courtesy of some Chiquinho magic, Lage will order his side to continue in the same vein, as the Old Gold march towards meeting their ambition of achieving a finish in the European places.

Like Manchester City, Wolves will be chasing a win and with the prospect of the best defence vs the fourth-best defence, we could be in for a well organised and tight affair, just like the last time these two sides met in what ended as a 1-0 win for the Citizens.

What’s the news?

With Lage out with illness, Wolves’ fitness coach Carlos Cachada provided an update over the health of the squad on Monday, as per BirminghamMail.

Cachada said: At this moment we remain exactly the same, with the same injuries. The three guys are Daniel Podence, Nelson Semedo and Max Kilman.”

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Though with centre-back Roman Saiss picking up a knock at Stamford Bridge, he may also be a doubt and will be assessed by the medical team ahead of the game.

It may prove to be somewhat of a late fitness test for the Moroccan who looks as though he will be departing the West Midlands side in the summer, amidst his expiring contract.

A huge blow

If Saiss is unable to feature in the game against Manchester City tonight, it will come as a huge blow for the Old Gold who will have their depth reduced to just one left-footed centre-back in Toti Gomes.

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Still, in such a high profile and meaningful game for Wolves, they will surely miss the experience and know-how that Saiss brings.

Though a more positive perspective would see the 23-year-old Portuguese talent Gomes given a runout in what would be a chance to stake his claim for regular minutes next season, with Saiss likely to depart.

However, it is the absence of Podence and Kilman that will represent the biggest blow to Wolves, with the former the club’s joint-top creator in the top-flight this term with three assists and 1.4 key passes per game.

Kilman, meanwhile, has been a vital cog in what has been such a sturdy defence this term so Lage will be gutted to be without him. Today, you really do have to fear that Man City’s prominent attack could run riot.

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