Wolves’ 10 best performing players in the Premier League - with top scorer Daniel Podence missing out
We take a look at who Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 10 best performing players are in the Premier League so far this season.
The Old Gold sit 17th in the league after their opening seven games, winning once, drawing three times and losing three as well.
Bruno Lage’s side have struggled in front of goal, finding the net on just three occasions - the joint-worst in the league.
They suffered defeat to Manchester City in their last outing, losing 3-0 at home to the defending champions, with Nathan Collins being sent off for a tackle on Jack Grealish.
Wolves will travel to West Ham United on October 1 when the Premier League returns and will be hoping new signing Diego Costa will be match fit for the game.
A positive that can be taken from their slow start to the campaign is their defensive displays. The Old Gold have conceded just seven goals so far - the same number as league leaders Arsenal.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the 10 best performing Wolves players in the Premier League, according to SofaScore.
10 - Pedro Neto - 6.80
The winger has started all of Wolves’ league games this season but is yet to find the back of the net or register an assist. He has however had on average 1.6 shots per game, while producing 1.9 key passes.
9 - Nelson Semedo - 6.84
The wing-back has been fighting for a place in Lage’s starting XI, starting just twice in five appearances. He is averaging 2.4 tackles per game and 1.6 clearances per game.
8 - Goncalo Guedes - 6.87
The Portuguese international has one assist in six games for Wolves so far, while averaging 1.7 shots per game.
7 - Nathan Collins - 6.87
Despite his red card against City last time out, Nathan Collins has proved to be a solid signing so far with 1.3 interceptions per game and has a 90% pass accuracy.
6 - Matheus Nunes - 6.96
The centre-midfielder has impressed fans despite the club’s poor league position. He has one assist to his name, while making on average 2.0 tackles per game and 1.6 shots per game.
5 - Max Kilman - 6.97
Has helped Wolves keep three clean sheets in their opening seven league games, while averaging 4.9 clearances per game and winning 70% of his total duels.
4 - Boubacar Traore - 7.00
Made his debut in Wolves’ 3-0 loss to City last time out, playing just 20 minutes. During his cameo he had 12 touches, while making one interception and two tackles.
3 - Joao Moutinho - 7.04
The experienced midfielder has played in all but two of Wolves’ league games so far and has helped with both attacking and defensive phases. He has made on average 3.0 tackles per game, while making 1.6 key passes.
2 - Jose Sa - 7.06
Has kept three clean sheets so far, making a total of 21 saves in Wolves’ opening seven league games. The shot-stopper prevented his club from dropping a point against Fulham in August after saving Alexander Mitrovic’s penalty.
1 - Ruben Neves - 7.49
The Portuguese midfielder has scored one goal and one assist in seven league games. His performances, especially in defensive phases, have helped Wolves significantly, averaging 3.9 tackles per game, while making 3.1 clearances per game.