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Wolves defender Jesus Vallejo should get Premier League chance

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Wolves defender Jesus Vallejo should get Premier League chance

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Chelsea on 14 September after the international break and will have to do so without key defender Willy Boly.

The 28-year-old is unavailable due to the one-game suspension he must serve, as he was dismissed in the last game against Everton after two yellow cards.

It leaves manager Nuno Espirito Santo with a problem to solve, as powerhouse centre-back Boly is a key part of the back three.

He’s played every minute of the Premier League so far this campaign and that will come to an end at Molineux against Chelsea.

Wolves need to find a solution to see who will slot in alongside regular centre-backs Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett.


Versatile ace Romain Saiss is one candidate to drop back into defence, but it should be summer addition Jesus Vallejo that gets the chance.

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Vallejo, 22, moved to the West Midlands in the summer on loan from Real Madrid and has looked assured during his appearances in the Europa League with Wolves.

But the Spanish centre-back has had zero minutes of Premier League action so far and has never played in the English top-flight.

He’s arrived to provide cover to the backline, but he deserves his chance to try break into the team and an eye-catching performance against Chelsea would help him.

Coady or Bennett have certainly not been at their best at the beginning of the campaign so far, which is why Vallejo needs an opportunity to put some real pressure on them.

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