Wolves take on West Ham United in the Premier League this weekend.

Following the poor performance against Crystal Palace, Bruno Lage will be hoping to get things back on track at Molineux.

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Prior to that 2-0 defeat to the Eagles, Wolves had picked up 16 points after losing their first three games.

Getting back to winning ways this weekend will be no easy task, with West Ham in brilliant form right now.

They are flying high in third, and there is real optimism about the team under David Moyes.

One of the most impressive things about West Ham under Moyes, is how good they are on set-pieces.

According to BBC Sport, the Hammers have scored 32 goals from set-pieces under him so far since he took charge. That’s five more than any other side.

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So Wolves are going to be on their guard at corners and free-kicks, and there is one man who could be particularly key for Lage.

Romain Saiss has surprisingly started all 11 of Wolves’ Premier League games so far.


The Morocco international has probably performed better than expected.

Lage clearly likes him, even if some fans don’t believe he should be started.

Saiss could be key to dealing with big West Ham threat

Official Premier League statistics show that £22,000-a-week star Saiss is currently third for headed clearances (30). Only Shane Duffy and Grant Hanley have made more so far.

Saiss is also fourth for total clearances (54).

It is clear that the 32-year-old is doing very well this season when it comes to getting the ball away from danger.

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West Ham are a team that put the ball into dangerous areas.

Aaron Cresswell and Pablo Fornals both have excellent delivery.

All of Wolves’ players will need to bring their A-games on Saturday, but Saiss could be especially important for this particular game.

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