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Jose Sa can equal Rui Patricio's final clean sheet tally for Wolves on Sunday

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa’s shutout against Tottenham Hotspur was his ninth clean sheet of the season.

The 29-year-old was on hand to make several good saves down in north London.

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After Wolves had scored their goals through Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker, Spurs attempted to get back into the game.

In the second-half, Wolves invited a bit more pressure.

It meant Sa was called into action a few times. He saved from the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero.

In the end, there was no way through for Tottenham and Wolves held out for all three points.

It has been a wonderful debut campaign from Sa so far.

Few could have expected this kind of season from him, as he came in as a replacement for the respected Rui Patricio.

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Patricio leaving was something not everybody was on board with and so, the pressure was on for Sa.

But he has been absolutely fantastic for Wanderers and this weekend, he can achieve something very impressive.

Not conceding against Leicester will hand Sa his 10th clean sheet of the season.

That was as many as his predecessor Patricio managed all season last term. It is amazing to think that it is still only February.

Jose Sa has played a huge part in Wolves’ newfound defensive solidity

If the season ended now, Jose Sa would surely be named the signing of the season.

The £7 million signing has been quite remarkable for Wolves and has played a huge part in the team being so solid defensively.

Portugal’s goalkeeper Rui Patricio (L), Portugal’s goalkeeper Beto (C ) and Portugal’s goalkeeper Jose Sa (R ) in action during a training session at "Cidade do Futebol" (Football City) training camp in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon on June 6, 2017, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier match Latvia vs Portugal. ( Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His shot-stopping is excellent. And it is also really refreshing to see him come out and sweep up those dangerous through balls. That was something Patricio never really did.

Sa keeping another clean sheet on Sunday against Leicester to equal Patricio for the whole of last season really would just highlight what an amazing buy he was.

Of course, the defence in front of him has done a stellar job too. But Sa has undoubtedly made significant contributions to his own clean sheet record, as suggested by the fact he’s fourth for saves made so far (official Premier League).