Wolves will play the first game of their Premier League season against Leicester this afternoon.

It will be the first time Bruno Lage takes charge of a competitive match siince his appointment.

And as the serious stuff begins, here is a look at three questions Lage will be looking at ahead of the match…

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How do you stop Leicester’s pace?

Wolves’ back three were susceptible to through balls threaded down the outside of them against Celta Vigo last weekend.

That’s where the winning goal came from, when Romain Saiss was caught on his heels and committed a foul in the box.

Leicester have Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and new signing Patson Daka who can make the most of those situations tomorrow.

Lage wants to try and get Wolves’ line higher but that might be easier said that done against a side who thrive on space in behind.

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How does he get the most out of the wingers?

Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao will expect to start the game on the wings for Wolves here.


Lage has deployed them cutting in onto their strong foot and also running down the outside during pre-season.

Against Celta, they looked better with Trincao on the left and Traore on the right, running down the outside.

It’s crucial Lage gets this right or Raul Jimenez will be isolated.

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Can Wolves replicate Celta second half for 90 minutes?

The second half last weekend was so much better than the first. Wolves really should have earned at least a draw.

A similarly passive first half here would likely mean the game is out of sight by half time.

But if Lage can get that level of performance from the second period throughout the game, Wolves will be more than a match for Leicester.

Whatever Lage said at half-time last week, he needs to make sure he says it pre-match here.

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