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Three questions Bruno Lage will be looking at when Wolves face Watford

Wolves return to Premier League action with a trip to face Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets won on the opening weekend of the season but have lost their two subsequent league games.

Bruno Lage is looking for his first points as a Premier League manager and here is a look at three questions he will be pondering pre-match…

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How to deal with a different type of test

Wolves have been the underdogs going into their first three games of the season.

But their performances have been so good that you could argue they’ve deserved something from all three.

Watford will provide a different test. They could well sit off and wait for Wolves to break them down.

Lage needs to find a way to do that, and it will be good to see how well his style of play works in the face of that challenge.

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Is Boly fit to start?

Lage has had injury boosts from Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera, but are either fit enough to start here?

Romain Saiss’ place in the back three looks most at risk if Lage makes a change.

That said, he won’t want to hurry either man back and risk an injury setback.

The situation must be managed sensibly, and it will be interesting to see the starting 11 today.

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Does he change to a back four?

Lage has used a back three in each of Wolves’ matches this season.

As mentioned above, the first three in the league were all against tough opponents, so maybe that’s why he used a more conservative structure.

In a game Wolves are expected to win, he could take the shackles off.

That said, he played 3-4-3 in the EFL Cup at Nottingham Forest, on a night where Wolves were clear favourites.

The goals rained in at the City Ground – Wolves won 4-0 – so the back three formation is capable of carving weaker sides open. Time will tell.