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5 Wolves stars with a point to prove as four Premier League games remain

Wolves have just four games remaining in the Premier League in 2021/22.

The club sit eighth right now on 49 points – where they have been stuck for the past few weeks.

It’s three straight losses for Wanderers in the competition, and it’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge up next.

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Just lately, standards have slipped.

A number of players are not in form, and some could really do with strong finishes to the season – or it could potentially mean their futures at the club are in doubt.

Here are a few individuals who have a point to prove going into the final handful of games this season.

Willy Boly

Boly made his first Premier League appearance of the season against Watford back in March, and impressed. Although that was a very comfortable game for him to make his comeback from injury.

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He also had a decent showing against Aston Villa and Burnley, but Boly hasn’t quite been able to get back up to full speed.

He has a point to prove in these last games. It is mainly about showing he can stay fit. And he’ll get chances to do that with Max Kilman likely out for the rest of the campaign.

Ki-Jana Hoever

Hoever has not been seen in a Wolves shirt since he went off injured in the game against Crystal Palace.

And we all know what followed that defeat.

Hoever is fit again now, and Lage has said that the Dutchman would get another chance with him.

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It remains to be seen if that will actually happen.

It’s possible, because Nelson Semedo is now out for the rest of the season. Hoever is certainly a player with a point to prove at Wolves following Lage’s extraordinary outburst.

Leander Dendoncker

Leander Dendoncker is a somewhat frustrating player.

He can be extremely effective in the right situations. He brings qualities that few others in the team have.

But he does lack consistency. And his style is not that of Ruben Neves or Joao Moutinho, which perhaps makes him more difficult to appreciate.

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Dendoncker recently came in for praise from Lage, who branded him one of the best professionals in the squad.

That said, he still needs to prove himself in these final games, especially with Luke Cundle progressing really well now.

Hwang Hee-chan

The downfall of Hwang Hee-chan has been extremely surprising to observe.

The South Korea international made a fabulous start at Molineux, hitting four goals in his first seven games.

He looked dangerous all the time, and fans couldn’t get enough of his blossoming partnership with Raul Jimenez.

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But in recent times – perhaps since his return from injury in February – Hwang has really struggled to make an impact in games for Wolves.

He’s only scored once since October, and Wolves’ decision to spend £14 million is looking somewhat questionable now – he really needs a strong finish to the season more than most.

Fabio Silva

For all of Fabio Silva’s huffing and puffing, he is still without a goal to his name for Wolves this season.

During the tough times of late, Silva has actually been one of Wolves’ better performers.

But strikers will always be judged by the number of goals they score, and Silva has unfortunately lacked that ruthlessness.

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That is perhaps to be expected given his lack of experience.

But he still has a lot to prove in these final four games. Should he do well, it could see him stay a part of Lage’s first-team squad next term. Should he struggle, he could be loaned out.