Chorley 0-1 Wolves: Player Ratings
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Wolverhampton Wanderers progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a narrow victory over Chorley.

The non-league side were beaten by a spectacular strike by Vitinha in a spirited performance, where they got more shots on target than their Premier League opposition.

Here are the Wolves player ratings:

Defence

John Ruddy- 7/10: Without Ruddy, the scoreline could have been different. Brilliantly denied Elliot Newby in the first minute and commanded his area well throughout with a solid back three in front of him. Was kept busy, especially in the early stages of the second half when he denied Connor Hall with a flicked header but was commanding throughout to secure his second clean sheet of the season.

Ki-Jana Hoever- 5/10: With Nuno using both Cutrone and Silva, the lack of bodies out wide forced Hoever and Ait-Nouri to do much of the work themselves. Defensively he was sound, but his presence in the final third was nowhere near the same that Nelson Semedo offers.

Max Kilman- 6/10: Back in the starting 11 since the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, Kilman was placed on the left handside of the back three, keeping Newby and Arlen Birch quiet. Will be satisfied with his performance and arguably earned a start against Chelsea.

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Conor Coady- 5/10: Will be delighted to have two centre-backs besides him in the Wanderers defence. The Wolves skipper was utilised more as a sweeper in the back three and seemed more comfortable despite the pressure applied by the home side.

Willy Boly- 7/10: Sensible and mature performance by Boly against a physical side. Like Coady, didn't put much wrong and remained solid when long balls were pumped into the box. Did the simple things right, something the Wolves defence have struggled with in recent times.

Rayan Ait-Nouri- 5/10: Like Hoever on the right, Ait-Nouri was solely alone on the left of Wolves' attack. When Neto was introduced, he did venture further forward, but was forced to defend more as the game ticked over.

Midfield

Joao Moutinho- 4/10: Another disappointing performance by the experienced midfielder. Was hardly noticeable in the midfield before being replaced by Neves in the midfield.

Vitinha- 7/10: His goal will fill him with confidence and perfectly shows what he can do. However his goal was all he contributed to the evening and was later replaced. A positive performance to put his name potentially on the team sheet on Wednesday.

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Leander Dendoncker- 6/10: His physicality didn't look out of place against the non-league side. His endurance when attacking and defending outlines his quality, but he handed Chorley with possession and fouls on too many occasions.

Attack

Patrick Cutrone- 4/10: Very quiet. With Willian Jose close to signing, it wouldn't be surprising if he is loaned out before the end of the transfer window.

Fabio Silva- 5/10: Will be disappointed not to score against a National League North side, despite the lack of opportunities that came his way. Overall, he was often missing in the link-up play but his work-rate remained there.

Substitutions

Pedro Neto- 4/10: Didn't see much of the ball, seemed like he was wary of getting too into it with the possibility of a potential injury.

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Adama Traore- 4/10: Was rattled by one of the Chorley backroom staff moments after coming on, but did his job defensively.

Ruben Neves- 5/10: His presence in midfield did slow things down, forcing the home side to go long with the balls to push for an equaliser.

 

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