Wolverhampton Wanderers face Leicester City in the Premier League today and are in search of another three points after a brilliant result earlier in the week.

The Wanderers beat Arsenal 2-1 at Molineux courtesy of a Joao Moutinho stunner, and confidence is hopefully much higher than in previous weeks.

Standing in the way of three points today is a Leicester side who have impressed everybody again this season.

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Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes are third in the table, and have been hugely impressive so far.

They have some very dangerous players, with talisman Jamie Vardy set to return after an operation for a hernia.

Leicester are known for their fantastic ability to counter-attack, and with Vardy potentially having some involvement today, that threat could be very real for Wolves.

It would therefore be no surprise to see Nuno deploy a back five, and instruct his team to launch counter-attacks of their own.

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Rui Patricio was much improved against Arsenal and will need to be on it once again today.

 

£13.5 million man Ki-Jana Hoever (BBC Sport) could come in at right wing-back for his third league start, with Nelson Semedo shifting across to the other side, with Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Max Kilman the three centre-halves.

Kilman was used at left-back against Arsenal, but he’s obviously much more effective in the middle. Some Wolves fans definitely don’t want to see the Englishman out wide.

In midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho could pair together, with Leander Dendoncker missing out again.

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Nuno has used Moutinho a lot this season, and one gets the feeling he’ll use him here again following his amazing, confidence-building goal on Tuesday. The decision may be made easier for the manager given Dendoncker’s questionable form in recent games.

With Daniel Podence looking at a potential six-week injury lay-off, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore could be the wide men, with Willian Jose through the middle.

The Brazilian will be hoping to get off the mark today having shown some superb link-up play following his loan move to the club from Real Sociedad.

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