Predicted Wolves XI to face Chorley tonight
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Chorley tonight

Wolves face Chorley in the fourth round of the FA Cup tonight.

The club are looking to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s painful defeat in the Black Country derby.

Wolves form in recent weeks has been a big concern, and there have been just two victories in the last 10 games in all competitions for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

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A giant-killing doesn’t even bare thinking about, and the manager will probably name a fairly strong side, amid the team’s recent shortcomings in matches.

John Ruddy will likely replace Rui Patricio in goal, and it would not be a surprise to see wolves go back to a back five.

It’s a system they know and will hope it can improve them defensively.

Ki-Jana Hoever and Rayan Ait-Nouri may feature as the wing-backs, with Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Max Kilman as the three centre-halves.

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In midfield, it would be great to see Owen Otasowie get a run out which is something many fans want to see, and perhaps Ruben Neves can accompany the American, with Morgan Gibbs-White just ahead.

In attack, Patrick Cutrone may take over from Fabio Silva and get his first start to try and get him up and running, and there could be an appearance for Vitinha too.

The 20-year-old loan star has found opportunities hard to come by this season, but will hope to get the nod at Victory Park. Should he start it’s possible he could have a free role, but hopefully he can offer good support to Cutrone.

Wolves must not be complacent – lose here and things could start to get very toxic indeed.