Wolves are returning to Premier League action on Wednesday, and face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It’s a huge game, with Wolves currently on a very bad run.

Nuno’ s side are without victory in the league since defeating the Blues in the reverse fixture at Molineux on December 15, when Pedro Neto struck deep into injury time.

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Since that fantastic result, points have been hard to come by, and performances poor.

Hopefully, Willian Jose can hit the ground running quickly following his loan move from Real Sociedad, but perhaps Nuno ought to consider making another significant change at the moment.

Joao Moutinho – signed for a bargain £5 million in 2018 (BBC Sport) – is a superb footballer and is absolutely loved at Molineux.

But the veteran has struggled to show his highest level this season, and has started to wane a little in recent games.

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The star is still without any goals or assists this term, and his showing against Chorley suggested it might be time the veteran had a rest.

Following his red card against Aston Villa, he has started the last eight games for Wolves, which few will have anticipated given his advancing years.

Vitinha time?

With confidence levels hopefully high following his sensational strike against Chorley, maybe it’s time for Vitinha to get a run in the side.

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He’s had to bide his time at Molineux, but by now it’s likely he has a good feel for English football, and he has definitely shown glimpses of his talent.

Goals from midfield will be important going forwards, and Vitinha’s strike against Chorley would suggest he can be effective from those deeper positions.

With Master Moutinho having featured heavily, perhaps Apprentice Vitinha is now primed to take over his mantle.

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