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Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa could play despite being forced off against Arsenal on Saturday because of a back issue. Rayan Ait Nouri, Pedro Neto and Joe Hodge are ruled out but Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes return from suspension. Defender Jonny will not be considered following a training ground incident last week, head coach Gary O’Neil says.

Burnley defender Jordan Beyer serves a one-game ban after accumulating five yellow cards. Jack Cork, Josh Cullen and Lyle Foster remain sidelined.

Gary O'Neil

  • He is hopeful that Jose Sa will be fine for the match, despite coming off against Arsenal, but the game will come too early for Rayan Ait-Nouri and Pedro Neto.

  • After not being in the weekend’s squad, O’Neil says Jonny has been involved in a “training ground incident” and will not be available for the coming games.

  • On an improving Matheus Cunha: “The majority of my work with him has been to get him in the right areas more. He’s improved but there’s still room. He scored two last year and he’s on four already this year. His target should be to keep being involved in goals and make sure his numbers look good. The rest of his game is very good, he’s a talented boy.”

  • On the competitive nature of the Premier Leauge: “The difference between the top and not the top is not as big as people think. If you’re five percent down from your level you will lose any game, the level is extremely high. We know we have to be at our best and at 100%. The expectation will be slightly different [against Burnley] – you can feel that from the stands but we need to be ready to deal with that.

  • He is not underestimating opponents whom he feels have “lost more points than they deserved”: “Burnley are a very good side. They are very organised. They have been together a long time so the group has a real good understanding. It will be a tough game and there will be moments where we have to fight and scrap.”



  • Wolves beat Burnley in each of their first three Premier League meetings but are winless in the subsequent seven top-flight encounters (D3, L4).
  • The Clarets have lost just one of their past 12 league games versus Wolves and have kept three successive clean sheets in this fixture.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves have scored in 13 consecutive Premier League home games, their longest run since a 14-match sequence between April 2019 and January 2020.
  • However, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their past seven league fixtures at Molineux.
  • Wolves are winless in their five most recent Premier League matches against newly promoted sides (D3, L2).
  • Hwang Hee-chan has scored five goals in six Premier League home appearances for Wolves this season. The last player to net more home league goals for the club in a single campaign was Raul Jimenez, with eight in 2019-20.


  • Vincent Kompany’s side have the worst away record in this season’s Premier League, losing seven of their eight games, including each of the last three.
  • The 5-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday was their biggest top-flight victory since 1970.
  • The Clarets are vying to win back-to-back Premier League matches – and record consecutive clean sheets – for the first time since April 2022.
  • They are unbeaten in 17 midweek league games since losing 2-0 at home to Leicester in March 2022 (W9, D8).


Referee: Jarred Gillett. Assistants: Darren Cann, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Thomas Bramall. VAR: Rob Jones. Assistant VAR: Natalie Aspinall.


The match kicks off at 7.30pm at Molineux on Tuesday 5th December. The match is shown live on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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