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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers speaks with the media following a Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session at Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on September 10, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the Carabao Cup tonight.

After last Saturday’s disappointing performance against Brentford, below are five players who deserve to start Wednesday night’s game.

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Willy Boly

The Ivory Coast international has been a rock for Wolves ever since he joined from Porto in 2018.

A firm favourite under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo, Boly has been unable to breakthrough into the starting lineup under Bruno Lage.

Therefore, he will be eager to face the team Nuno now manages tomorrow night, especially after the struggles Wolves had at the back against Bees.

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CADIZ, SPAIN – JULY 24: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Yerson Mosquera

The Colombian colossus arrived as a relative unknown at Molineux back in June and enjoyed an excellent pre-season.

Similar to Boly, Mosquera’s involvement was held back to a hamstring injury that he suffered against Coventry City.

There is clear, if not, raw potential with the 20-year-old Colombian. Having appeared to have fully recovered, he deserves the chance to start at Molineux tonight.

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KIDDERMINSTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Yerson Mosquera of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Leander Dendoncker

Although he has been a regular in Wolves’ matchday squads, his gametime has been extremely limited, something that is quite alarming given that Wolves only currently have two other central midfielders fit.

With veteran Joao Moutinho turning 35 this month, it is unlikely that Wolves can rely on him all season.

 

Nevertheless, he impressed in the previous round against Nottingham Forest in addition to his pre-season performances. He should be utilised.

Daniel Podence

Another player whose start to the season was curtailed by injuries. Daniel Podence returned with a flourish in the last round against Forest, getting on the scoresheet.

He has looked sharp coming off the bench in Premier League games too – most notable was his play in the build-up for Wolves’ second goal against Watford.

Portugal international winger Podence offers a level of composure in the final third that Wolves forwards have struggled to display so far this season. A confidence-building performance tomorrow could go a long way.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 20: Daniel Podence of Wolverhampton Wanderer. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Hwang Hee-chan

The new signing who is on everybody’s lips. Hwang Hee-chan marked his debut with a goal against Watford and looked sharp when he came on last Saturday also.

Hwang, a South Korea international, offers Wolves a very direct threat in both wide and central areas.

Wolves’ profligacy in front of goal has been there for all to see in recent weeks. With Hwang the club’s only league goalscorer, Lage may rely on him to turn the team’s fortunes around.

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