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Boly and Ait-Nouri should replace Saiss and Marcal for Wolves against Leeds

Wolves are in Premier League action against Leeds United on Friday night and are looking to keep their European football hopes burning.

Wanderers bounced back with two wins against Watford and Everton last week.

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Three straight defeats preceded to really set the team back.

But it’s been a good response from the players, but a tough test lies in store against the Whites on Friday night.

They are scrapping for their Premier League lives, and obviously they recently replaced Marcelo Bielsea with Jesse Marsch.

The American got his first win against Norwich City at the weekend. And it was winger Raphinha who provided the assist for Joe Gelhardt’s late winner in injury-time.

The Brazilian has been the standout player for Leeds in what has been a tough season for them.

With nine goals this term, the £17 million star is extremely dangerous. And one wonders if Lage might be tempted to make a couple of chances over on the left side.

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Raphinha tends to operate mainly from the right, which allows him to cut inside on his strong left foot.

Romain Saiss and Fernando Marcal were left centre-back and left wing-back respectively against Everton.

They would be the players to have the most involvement with Brazilian.

But perhaps it would be risky for Lage to call on either given their aggressive styles.

Wolves should turn to Boly and Ait-Nouri against Leeds

Raphinha is one of the trickiest customers in the Premier League.

He is brilliant at keeping hold of the ball and drawing fouls.

As Wolves fans well know, Saiss and Marcal both love a tackle, and sometimes both can be rash.

They have both had good seasons, but starting them in this contest feels like a bit of a risk.

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Maybe Lage should look to get Rayan Ait-Nouri back in at left wing-back and bring in Willy Boly as the left sided centre-back, a position he is no stranger to.

Boly was fantastic against Watford, and Ait-Nouri has been enjoying a really strong season. Both could be positive changes to make to combat a really talented player.