Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Leeds United in the Premier League on Friday.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will be looking to follow up their victory over Southampton on Sunday, which saw them leapfrog the Saints in the table.

It’s been a struggle in recent weeks, but there have been signs of Wolves getting back to some kind of form.

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Leeds on Friday will be a difficult game, with Marcelo Bielsa in possession of many players who can hurt Wolves.

They’re cohesive and relentlessly hardworking – but also have the potential to get torn apart.

Their defense is undoubtedly the weakest part of their team and currently, Leeds have the joint second-worst defensive record in the division with 42 goals conceded.

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That will hopefully provide some encouragement for Willian Jose, who is still looking for his first goal for the club since joining on loan from Real Sociedad.

The clash is a great chance for the Brazilian to announce himself, especially if Luke Ayling plays at centre-half.

 

Jose must fancy chances

Many fans expected Jose to have scored one or two goals by now, but there have still been some creativity issues within the team which haven’t helped his cause.

But he’s also had some good chances he perhaps should have scored from.

Leeds are a team that concede chances, and Jose has a golden opportunity to get off the mark.

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Recently, Bielsa has been using right-back Ayling at centre-half due to injury problems.

Against Arsenal he looked slightly uncomfortable as the Gunners hit four goals.

If Kalvin Phillips does not recover from his injury, Ayling could play at centre-half again with Pascal Struijk operating in Phillips’ position, and if that is to be the case then Jose needs to target the Englishman.

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