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Wolves team news: Chiquinho starts as Lage names starting XI to face Manchester City

Wolves are facing Manchester City in the Premier League tonight, and are looking to potentially throw a spanner in the works for the league leaders in terms of their title challenge.

Wanderers are winless in four games, and would like to take three points at Molineux.

But that is going to be difficult against a City side that are currently unbeaten in their last 16 away Premier League games.

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Wolves were good in the final 20 minutes against Chelsea.

They were able to play some good football after a system change and create plenty of chances.

Ultimately, they were able to come from two goals down to draw 2-2, which has to be a confidence-booster heading in to tonight’s game.

And the team news is now in…

Wolves team news ahead of Manchester City clash – Chiquinho finally starts

Lage – who is again absent tonight due to still being Covid-positive, as are Luis Nascimento and Tony Roberts – has made just one change to the side that started against Chelsea.

Jose Sa obviously keeps his place, and he is protected by a back three of Jonny, Conor Coady and Willy Boly. Romain Saiss drops out and is not in the squad. The Moroccan has inflammation in his knee (via Alex Dicken).

Some had wanted to see a back four given Wolves finished with one against Chelsea. But Lage is sticking to his guns.

But the big news is that Chiquinho starts for the first time for Wolves tonight.

He plays at right wing-back, having impressed with two assists against Chelsea at the weekend.

In midfield, it’s a three consisting of Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, as it was in the reverse fixture, and as it so often tends to be against the big clubs away.

Up top, Pedro Neto gets another start after giving his best performance since his return from injury against Chelsea.

He supports Raul Jimenez, who will be looking to add to his six Premier League goals so far this season.

The Mexican got sent off at the Etihad, and will be looking to make headlines for the right reasons tonight.

City are an incredible team. But under the lights at Molineux, and given past results, Wolves definitely have the potential to sting the league leaders. Just as Gary Neville suggested at the weekend.