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Saiss named in WhoScored Team of the Week for second week running

Romain Saiss has helped Wolves keep clean sheets in their last two games.

The Morocco international also found the net as Wolves beat Brighton 1-0 last week with Raul Jimenez out through suspension.

Those performances have seen him included in WhoScored’s Team of the Week for the last two gameweeks in the Premier League.

In Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, he made five interceptions, which is more than any other of Bruno Lage’s players on the day.

There were also five clearances, which was only matched by captain Conor Coady in old Gold, as well as three tackles – only bettered by Leander Dendoncker.

He also made a block and had more touches than anyone else on the home side apart from Joao Moutinho, the playmaker who makes everything tick metronomically in the heart of midfield.

Against Brighton, his goal was one of two shots he had in the game and the other cannoned off the woodwork as he narrowly missed netting a second.

He made a whopping nine clearances, over twice as many as anyone else in a Wolves shirt as Lage’s backline held firm for a clean sheet.

His tally of five interceptions was also over twice as many as nearest Wolves contender Marcal. Both Saiss and Marcal had 67 touches, the most among Lage’s men.

He has been shining lately and will be sorely missed when he departs for the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

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