Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to put their awful 4-0 defeat to Burnley firmly behind them by beating West Bromwich Albion tonight.

The Wanderers travel to the Hawthorns looking to atone for what was nothing short of a horror show at Molineux.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Standing in the way of three points is an Albion side that have already beaten Wolves once this season.

Sam Allardyce’s side won 3-2 back in January, and they will be looking to do the double and boost their slim hopes of Premier League survival.

The prospect of sending West Brom back to the Championship should be used as fuel by the Wolves players, and hopefully there will be a huge response after the Burnley shambles.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

In goal, Rui Patricio will keep his place no doubt, and although a back four would be nice, a back three/five is probably more likely as it’s been more effective for getting results.

There surely has to be a change to the backline after the Burnley display, and one wonders/hopes Max Kilman gets a chance.

Romain Saiss would perhaps be the most likely to lose his place.

 

Rayan Ait-Nouri should continue at left wing-back, and it would be nice to see Ki-Jana Hoever get a chance.

In midfield, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves are probably likely to play, and it would be great to see Vitinha in there too, with Leander Dendoncker just not at the races at the moment.

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Vitinha (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Daniel Podence was poor against Burnley and can have no complaints if he was dropped.

It could therefore be a partnership up top consisting of Adama Traore and Fabio Silva.

Willian Jose also struggled against the Clarets and Silva deserves a chance to start – his last in the Premier League was again Albion, and he scored.

Realistically, Nuno must make changes to the side that was just so poor against Burnley – whether he actually does is another matter.

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