Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League following the midweek defeat to Manchester City.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side lost 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to the Premier League leaders.

That was City’s 21st straight win, and the game was always going to be tough.

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It’s Villa up next for the Wanderers, and the derby present a good chance for Wolves to get back on track again, with Dean Smith’s side just faltering a little in recent weeks.

It’s just one win in their last four, and Wolves will be looking for revenge after the 1-0 defeat at Molineux in December.

 

Rui Patricio was excellent against City and obviously keeps his place, and there could be a three-man defence consisting of Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

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The Ivorian was back on the bench against City after injury and should be good to slot back in.

That could mean Leander Dendoncker moves back into midfield along with Ruben Neves.

Nelson Semedo played an unusual role on Tuesday but will surely be back at right wing-back this evening, with Jonny keeping his place on the left.

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In attack, there’s been no word on the fitness of Daniel Podence so Pedro Neto and Adama Traore will probably both start, and Fabio Silva might just get the nod over Willian Jose.

The youngster enjoyed a decent cameo against City on Tuesday, and might just get the nod over the Brazilian, who is yet to score for the club.

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