Wolverhampton Wanderers have been debating what Leander Dendoncker’s position should be going forwards, after the Belgian slotted in at centre-half against Leicester City.
The 25-year-old returned to the side after starting on the bench against Arsenal, but took up a position alongside Conor Coady at right centre-back, rather than in midfield.
Dendoncker had been used exclusively in the middle of the park this season, but a hamstring injury for Willy Boly saw Nuno Espirito Santo turn to the former Anderlecht star, with Romain Saiss returning to the bench after an injury of his own.
Dendoncker was superb against the Foxes and provided great protection in behind Nelson Semedo.
Of course, it’s a position he is not alien to.
Dendoncker operated in that same role several times last term when Boly was recovering from an ankle injury.
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He’s clearly very capable, but some love to see him and his physicality in the engine room, complementing the more stylish Ruben Neves.
This term, he’s largely been playing as a box-to-box midfielder, but his lacklustre finishing has meant he is still without a goal so far.
After his solid performance against Leicester at the back, some Wolves fans now believe that that is where he should be playing going forwards, especially with Boly unavailable for the next few weeks: