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Predicted Wolves XI to face Chelsea tonight

Wolves are back in Premier League action tonight, and Chelsea are the opponents at Stamford Bridge.

Nuno is looking to bring an end to a very alarming run of results, having overseen six games without a win in the league.

The last victory actually came against Chelsea in the reverse fixture back in December, with Pedro Neto bagging an injury-time winner.

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Tonight, there will be no Frank Lampard in the dugout following the club’s decision to sack the 42-year-old on Monday.

Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as his replacement, and who knows what kind of impact it will have.

After being rested against Chorley, Rui Patricio will return to the starting XI.

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Given the team’s struggles in recent weeks, it would be no surprise to see a return to the tried and tested five-man defence.

Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri should provide the width, and the centre-backs could be Conor Coady on the right, £3 million star Romain Saiss (Express & Star) in the middle after being rested against Chorley and Willy Boly on the left – which is where the Ivorian is most comfortable.

In midfield, it is difficult to look past the trio of Ruben Neves, Leander Dendonker and Joao Moutinho for this one.

It would be brilliant to see Vitinha replace Moutinho, who has played a lot of football lately, but the veteran’s experience will probably earn him the nod once more.

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The change in system could mean £43,000-a-week star Adama Traore (Spotrac) drops out of the side, with Pedro Neto and Fabio Silva operating as a two up top.

With Willian Jose now signed, it could be Silva’s last big chance to impress and hopefully the youngster takes it.

Once the Brazilian is settled and embedded, he’ll likely be starting most games.