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Steve Bull blown away by Wolves' defence, insists Lage must keep picking quartet

Molineux legend Steve Bull has hailed the Wolves defence, and believes it is vital for Bruno Lage to continue picking Jose Sa, Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

The three central defenders and the goalkeeper have started every single Premier League game so far this term.

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Few would have really seen that coming. But injuries to Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera have helped the three centre-backs keep their places.

That, and the fact that they have all been solid.

Wolves currently have the fourth-best defensive record in the division.

Only Manchester City, Liverpool, and today’s opponents Chelsea, have shipped fewer.

In the eyes of the club’s all-time top scorer Bull, Lage simply cannot tinker with the quartet.

He said: “It’s like they’re on a piece of string. If one goes the other two drop back, or if one drops off the other two follow. It’s a really good combination. I just hope we don’t get an injury for any of them.

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“They’re a solid back three, with a brilliant goalkeeper behind them. Breaking them up would disrupt it.”

At the moment, it is very unlikely Lage will be making any changes at the back.

Sa has been exceptional since his summer transfer.

And the three centre-backs have been getting better week-on-week and are clearly benefitting from constantly playing with one another.

Bull is right, Wolves’ defence must remain intact

While Coady, Saiss and Kilman are fit to play, Lage should absolutely not be tempted to meddle with the Wolves defence as Bull suggests.

The three are clearly having fine seasons and have all built good momentum.

Boly is seemingly fit again now, but the Ivorian should remain on the bench unless it’s absolutely necessary for him to play.

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There is no point moving to fix something that just isn’t broken.

While Coady, Saiss and Kilman are playing this well, and have a superb understanding with Sa, none of them should be replaced.

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