There were many brilliant individual displays for Wolves yesterday in the 1-0 win over Chelsea – and Toti Gomes was right up there with the best performers.

Julen Lopetegui’s side recorded a huge three points against the Blues at Molineux.

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Matheus Nunes’ stunning goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Wanderers were fully worth the win, having shown fantastic fight right the way through.

There was to be no ‘new manager bounce’ for Chelsea, with the Wolves players determined to ruin Frank Lampard’s first game back as manager.

Nunes has been in the headlines since the end of the game yesterday.

But one man who needs to be acknowledged is Toti, who was absolutely solid again playing at left-back.

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Lopetegui decided to hand him a second consecutive start, after he did well against Nottingham Forest.

And the 24-year-old might have had his best game in a Wolves shirt, and completely nullified Raheem Sterling. He then locked down Christian Pulisic when he came on in the second-half.

That’s two top displays in a row for Toti.

And he will now have given Lopetegui a genuine headache, with two other brilliant young talents waiting in the wings for their chances.

Surely Julen Lopetegui cannot possibly drop Toti Gomes from Wolves’ starting XI

Toti isn’t a swashbuckling full-back like Hugo Bueno or Rayan Ait-Nouri.

But what he does bring, and always has done ever since he made his debut, is solidity and fighting spirit.

Toti is just so impressively consistent. Even when playing slightly out of position.

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It is so good to see him in the team because he works extremely hard and never complains about lacking minutes or anything, when he perhaps should have had more game time in the past.

He comes in and does the job.

Bueno is back fit again now. He was amazing before his injury. But Toti’s last two displays mean it is not a simple decision to just put the Spaniard back in.

Many will feel that Toti has earned the shirt and should keep his place.

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