Predicted Wolves XI to face Fulham
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Fulham tonight and are looking to bounce back from the disappointment of Monday night.

A change to a back four saw Nuno Espirito Santo’s side fall to a 3-2 defeat against West Ham United at Molineux.

It was a very poor defensive display and ultimately, Wolves gave themselves too much to do to earn a point.

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Fulham could potentially be a very difficult game, with the Cottagers scrapping for their Premier League lives.

Nuno will not want to lose this game, and could therefore end up setting up a little more conservatively, especially after the struggles of Monday.

Rui Patricio will obviously keep his place, but the manager could well give him the protection of three centre-halves.

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Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman might be the trio of choice, with some fans having been clamouring to see the latter starting for the first time in weeks.

Nelson Semedo will probably continue at right wing-back, and Rayan Ait-Nouri will likely get the nod on the left again in the absence of the injured Jonny Castro Otto.

Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker should continue in midfield if Joao Moutinho is still struggling for match fitness.

A change of system would mean an attacking player drops out, and that person is likely to be Daniel Podence, who is still working his way back to full fitness following his abductor injury.

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Adama Traore was great against West Ham, and his brilliant first assists of the season should see him keep his place, along with Pedro Neto.

Fabio Silva should have given Nuno something to think about by scoring against the Hammers, and it would be great to see him given a chance in place of Willian Jose, whose search for a first Wolves goal goes on.

Wolves simply cannot lose. Do so, and nerves could well start to kick in. It’s about seeing out the season now and this formation should be an effective means of doing that.