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Willy Boly return's has been colossal for Champions League-chasing Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers have given themselves a reasonable chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

The Black Country club currently lie sixth in the Premier League and are just four points behind fourth-placed Leicester City, who were stunned 4-1 by Bournemouth on Sunday.

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Giants Chelsea and Manchester United are both in the mix, and it could potentially be a very exciting final round of fixtures with Wolves and Chelsea facing off and United taking on Leicester.

For Nuno Espirito Santo’s men it’s been a superb second half of the season, and a variety of factors have seen them hit form at just the right time.

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Arguably though, nothing has been bigger for Wolves than the return of Willy Boly to the starting XI.

The 29-year-old man-mountain spent around three months on the sidelines after suffering a freak ankle break in training back in October, causing him to miss 14 Premier League games (he returned to the bench against Liverpool on January 23, but did not play).

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Since Boly’s return to the starting XI, Wolves have registered eight clean sheets in 11 games.

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While he was out, the club managed just one in the league against West Ham United on December 4.

Undoubtedly the £10 million star’s (BBC Sport) presence at the back for Wolves is vital, and is something that could go a way to helping the club make the top four against the odds.

Given that the forwards Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto are all firing at the moment, Boly’s defensive dominance could just swing it for Wolves, especially since Romain Saiss and Conor Coady are also in decent form alongside him.

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