Manchester City still have unresolved centre-back issues going into the new season.
It remains unclear whether they will sign a defender before the transfer window. Vincent Kompany's departure has left them light and if Nicolas Otamendi also leaves the need for a fresh face would be even more critical.
What Pep Guardiola does have is two players that he envisaged would be the best pairing at the club for the future in John Stones and Aymeric Laporte and both are on tour. There are no doubts over Laporte but Stones has had spells where he does not seem to have had full confidence and did not feature much at the business end of last season.
His best performances have tended to come at the beginning of campaigns and there is a chance over the next fortnight to build back up the partnership between the two to start on a high and see where that takes them.
That won't solve all of City's issues for the position but if Guardiola knows he has two players he can rely on for the first team it should help to give a little more confidence. It may be harsh on the young players - especially Taylor Hardwood-Bellis, who was excellent against West Ham - but the best way of strengthening Laporte and Stones as a pair is to give them as much game time as possible, starting against Wolves.
Follow up performances
A number of youngsters were given their chance against West Ham and it will be interesting to see the teamsheet for the second game.
Some of those that weren't involved in the first game can expect to feature but those who played and impressed in the first match have a decent chance of getting another opportunity if they have impressed the manager.
Obviously, the senior players must take priority in certain positions like centre-back but Adria Bernabe, Lukas Nmecha and Tommy Doyle all played very well against West Ham. Guardiola likes to reward those that put the effort in in training and make the most of any chance they get.
News that Benjamin Mendy will miss the start of the season adds more intrigue to the left-back position.
Aleks Zinchenko will fancy his chances of making the spot his own after bolstering his place at the club with a new contract signed in the summer. It may not be the position he expected to be in, but there is a real opportunity.
However, Angelino has been brought back to add to the competition at the club and fully intends to challenge for that starting spot. Both can expect to feature at some point against Wolves.