Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to get back on track on Friday, with Fulham the opponents at Craven Cottage.
Fresh from being beaten 3-2 by West Ham United, it’s a case of getting back to winning ways and preventing an uncomfortable finish to what’s been a strange season.
One man who will not be featuring against Scott Parker’s side is Willy Boly.
The star tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international duty, and must now isolate in line with government guidelines (via Tim Spiers).
Against the Hammers, Nuno went with a back four with Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.
Quite simply, this system is far too alien for Wolves at the moment and some players plainly are not comfortable with it.
Boly is perhaps the only one who’s looked decent in it.
Since he’ll be unavailable on Friday, the manager has surely got to revert to a back five, as the other options just haven’t convinced.
Back five the way to go
Wolves can’t possibly set up with a back four that doesn’t include Boly.
The evidence was there last night how vulnerable the team looks without the £10 million (BBC Sport) Ivorian colossus.
Three centre-backs should play against Fulham and they should be Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman.
The back four system does have the potential to be great for Wolves, but it needs shelving until the end of the season.
Hopefully ahead of 2021/22, players will have had the chance to familiarise with the system in pre-season, and better quality players will be brought in to play in it.