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Wolves predicted XI: 'Undefendable' star starts again following Brighton heroics as defender returns from illness

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking for a smoother end to the season after what has been a turbulent 2021 for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

After consecutive finishes in the top half of the Premier League, the Midlands outfit sit in 12th place having suffered from a poor season.

The club goes into their game against Tottenham Hotspur in sharp form, having just beaten Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 to make in one loss across their last five games.

Meanwhile, things are quite different for the Lilywhites, who come into the clash with Wolves having been humbled away to Leeds United.

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In terms of team news, the Molineux Stadium side welcome back Willy Boly, who returned to training having initially struggled to recover from Covid-19. Meanwhile, Marcal is close to returning whilst Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Jonny are all out..

With Boly having returned from his layoff, he should return alongside Conor Coady at the heart of the Wolves defence. Meanwhile, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Nelson Semedo should flank the two towering centre-halves.

In midfield, Ruben Neves has featured in almost every game this campaign and should slot in alongside Joao Moutinho, who played in the win over Brighton last weekend.

Santo went for a more youthful look in attack and prior to Brighton’s red card, the trio of Morgan Gibbs-White, Vitinha and Daniel Podence struggled. Podence has been a shining star this campaign and should retain his place, however, expect the ‘undefendable’ Adama Traore, who scored the Brighton equaliser, to come in for Vitinha.

Meanwhile, Fabio Silva has only just returned to the starting line-up and after a goal and an assist across the last few games, should retain his place.

Wolves predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Boly, Ait-Nouri; Moutinho, Neves; Traore, Podence, Gibbs-White; Silva.

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