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host as the rest of the Premier League return from their winter breaks. The two teams have had a fortnight away from action.

A win for Wolves would see them climb to sixth in the table and boost their Champions League hopes. Leicester, meanwhile, will be looking to consolidate their place in the top four. The Foxes will leapfrog Manchester City into second if they leave Molineux with all three points. 

The build up to the game has been dominated by Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admitting he has yet to be offered a contract extension by the club.

Santo, who has been linked with a host of top teams over the past year, is about to enter the final season of his contract.

Despite the contract bombshell, he has reassured Wolves fans of his commitment to the club.

“They can be totally assured every day that Wolves is my obsession, I don’t think about anything else,” he said.

“I signed last season, I renewed for one more year and I have one more year. When you sign something you stick to it.

“I’m settled here. I have one more year of my contract and I’m committed to it. It’s my life because I’m 100 per cent happy and I give everything.”

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his opposite number at his pre-match press conference.

“Nuno’s done an outstanding job there,” Rodgers said. “There was a big investment in the Championship. Players came in, but he’s been able to put them into a structure and a format and a way of working.

“Of course, in the Championship, they were terrific and then they came up, invested again, and then showed that consistency and quality in the Premier League.

“They finished above us last year, going into European football, and again, they coped with that very, very well.

“So, he’s done a fantastic job there, with a really good group of players, who work really hard.

“They play a counter-attacking style, so they’ll be happy to sit a bit deeper and then look to break out with the pace and they have the quality and the understanding to do that.

“He’s done a very good job – him and his staff – and I’m sure all the supporters of Wolves will be delighted with the progress made over that last few years.”

Wolves vs Leicester confirmed line-ups

Wolves: Rui Patricio, Doherty, Jonny, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Dendoncker, Neves, Neto, Jota, Jimenez.

Subs: Ruddy, Podence, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Traore, Kilman, Buur.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Tielemans, Choudhury, Maddison, Barnes, Perez, Vardy.

Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Praet.

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