Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Burnley in the Premier League today, and are looking to record a third straight victory for the first time this season.

1-0 wins over Sheffield United and Fulham have seen Wolves pull well clear of the relegation zone.

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At this point there is no danger of a return to the Championship, and Wolves fans may start to see Nuno doing things slightly differently in the final six games.

Burnley are still scrapping down at the bottom, and will likely make life hard for the Wanderers in the Black Country.

Rui Patricio will more than likely continue between the sticks, and Nuno may wheel out the back four system given the lack of relegation threat.

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Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Rayan Ait-Nouri could be the quartet of choice, with £3 million man Romain Saiss (Express & Star) dropping to the bench.

It’s a big afternoon for Ait-Nouri, who is under pressure to prove himself worthy of a permanent transfer to Molineux.


In midfield, Ruben Neves has not done much training following his period of self-isolation, and so Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho could continue as a pairing.

Wolves playing four at the back would allow for another midfielder, so it would be nice to see a first start since January for Vitinha.

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Up top, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore will probably provide width, and it would be fantastic to see young Theo Corbeanu given a debut in the second-half.

Willian Jose will probably retain his place following his first goal against Sheffield United.

Hopefully, the selected Wolves players can get revenge for the 2-1 result at Turf Moor back in December, and in turn further familiarise with that 4-2-3-1 formation which has shown promising signs.

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