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🔥Wolves v Foxes🔥[LIVE]

Hi threadsters ...Halfy’s back from a much needed winter break to deliver more match thread hullabaloos and wizardry

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt to play on Friday because he remains short of full fitness after a knee operation.

Ryan Bennett is ineligible due to the terms of his loan deal with Wolves, but Wes Morgan and Matty James should be involved.

Wolves forward Adama Traore will be available despite dislocating his shoulder against Manchester United.

Ruben Vinagre remains out with a hamstring injury.

Rodgers defends Maddison over Dubai night out
MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@Guymowbray: A Wolves win would actually put them sixth at least until Sunday. When you consider that this is game 42 of a season that started in July, you can only applaud how Nuno Espirito Santo has met the demands of home and Europe together.

Yes, they have resources, but not a huge squad. Indeed, no team has fielded fewer than the 20 players to feature in the Premier League for Wolves this season.

Leicester have also only fielded 20, with the transformation in less than 12 months under Brendan Rodgers down to minor, subtle changes and his fantastic man-management.

Two happy camps, refreshed and ready to go again after their break. Where else would I want to be on Valentine's night?!

NB. These are two teams who'd be in the top four of any 'success story' table of the season so far (1 Liverpool 2 Sheffield United 3 Leicester 4 Wolves). Agreed?

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo on Adama Traore's injury: "Adama has a lot of people caring for him. It's a problem, but he's doing muscular work and taking care. He's OK."

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers on his side's mid-season break: "A lot of them went away to spend time with family and friends, to have a rest from football, and now they're ready to go.

"There's no doubt it was definitely something that will benefit them; just to break the cycle was important, mentally as well as physically.

"The players had individual programmes while they were away, so they weren't escaping total physical exertion. We're all fresh ahead of this final third of the season."

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy
It is his longest run without a top-flight goal since he went seven games between December 2016 and February 2017.
MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves won 4-3 in both previous Premier League home games against the Foxes.
Leicester's solitary victory in their past eight league visits to Wolves came in the Championship in December 2006.
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves have lost three of their past six league fixtures, as many defeats as in their first 19 top-flight fixtures this season.
They have led for 305 minutes in the Premier League this season, less than any other side, but have earned an unrivalled 18 points from a losing position.
Their only previous victory in five Premier League matches played on a Friday night came against Manchester City in December.
Wolves and Liverpool are the only two clubs to have scored in all of their Premier League home matches this campaign.
They have scored a Premier League-high 20% of their 35 goals from outside the penalty area this season.
Leicester City

A win on Friday would give Leicester 52 points, equalling their final tally for last season.
Leicester have dropped eight points from winning positions in their last four league games - in contrast to six points lost in their previous 59 matches from the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
The Foxes have kept only one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League matches, in a 3-0 win at Newcastle on New Year's Day.
They have scored 18 times in all competitions since their most recent goal by Jamie Vardy in a 3-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City on 21 December.
Vardy's next Premier League appearance will be his 200th.
James Maddison is one of just three players along with Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish to have had 50 or more shots and created 50 or more chances for his team-mates in the Premier League this season.
Harvey Barnes has scored in three consecutive league games for the first time in his career. He had scored in just two of his first 39 appearances in the Premier League.

posted 3 days ago

comment by Sir Halfy.European Thread Master #Passports (U11570)
posted 9 hours, 59 minutes ago
comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 3 hours, 30 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf----JA606 NFL Fantasy Champion 2019----No Emotional Attachments....five long years (U11551)
posted 5 hours, 9 minutes ago
No doubt that overall Jota has been poor this season after the fireworks of the second half of last season and primarily it is his decision making that let's him down and to be fair I remember that even being an issue last season but at least then he had a good spell of finishing.
Way too early to give up on him though as he will surely come good again.
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My point is that he gets picked when he is obviously of form. Maybe a rest and a bit of time as a sub might sharpen him up.
I will always support our players but you have to perform or be replaced.
Stats do speak for themselves and they don't lie.
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Don’t worry bro

Nobody takes you seriously

#herbsheros
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Sadly that's the problem. Just look at the facts.

I'm not Herb by the way, as I've said many times.

posted 3 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf----JA606 NFL Fantasy Champion 2019----No Emotional Attachments....five long years (U11551)
posted 9 hours, 16 minutes ago
He gets picked often when off form as we don't have a squad to speak of, fortunately Neto has started to settle nicely easing the strain very slightly.

Jota was dropped last season for a spell and came back flying.
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He's been out this season, but sadly he is not getting his form back. I wish he would.

posted 2 days, 20 hours ago

Improving Espanyol moved off the bottom of La Liga with a good draw at Seville in the lunchtime game in Spain today. They went behind early but came back to lead 2-1. They then had a player sent off and ended up hanging on for a 2-2 draw.

I watched the latter stages of the game when they were hanging on and they played with a flat and narrow back 5. I’m sure if Nuno was watching he would have been encouraged that they were leaving space for Seville to get forward in wide positions and that should be something Traore and co should be able to exploit.

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

Lol at the Villa

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

Villa deep into the relegation battle now. Difficult to see Norwich staying up and it then looks like any two from Watford, Villa, Brighton, Bournemouth and West Ham

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

Good to see that Fiorentina have given Cutrone a run in their team. But after losing their last three they benched him today and won 5-1 away

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted about an hour ago
Villa deep into the relegation battle now. Difficult to see Norwich staying up and it then looks like any two from Watford, Villa, Brighton, Bournemouth and West Ham
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Watched Norwich play Liverpool yesterday and I thought they were very good. Fluffed a perfect chance to take the lead and then conceded in the dying minutes.

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

Agree gem, I think Norwich have been a good watch this season. Trouble is they play too open a game and decent Premier League teams usually find a way to score against them, although they made Liverpool work for the win yesterday

posted 2 days, 10 hours ago

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQ4_RmeWkAArTdJ?format=jpg&name=large


Rui's Birthday bash with a peaky blinders theme. Raul looks ready to kill

posted 2 days, 9 hours ago

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted about 6 hours ago
Agree gem, I think Norwich have been a good watch this season. Trouble is they play too open a game and decent Premier League teams usually find a way to score against them, although they made Liverpool work for the win yesterday
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Villa not a bad watch either.

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