Wolves fans having been trying to put their finger on why the club’s start to 2020/21 has been so disjointed.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken 13 points from their first eight games.

It could be better and it could be worse, but performances undoubtedly need to improve.

There are some hard games coming up for the club now, but here are a few reasons for Wolves fans to feel optimistic about the next few weeks.

Defensive solidity

Wolves have been lacking in the final third, but at the opposite end of the pitch things have been pretty good.

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Rui Patricio has kept four clean sheets so far, which is the joint-most along with Emi Martinez and Alex McCarthy, and Wolves have conceded nine goals – giving them the joint-best defensive record in the Premier League along with Leicester, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester City.

Willy Boly, and especially Conor Coady and Max Kilman have been solid, and the trio will seemingly always hand the Wolves’ forwards a chance to go and win any game.

Podence and Neto impressive

Daniel Podence and particularly Pedro Neto have both caught the eye this term.

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The Portuguese pair have been very lively, and it feels like both will soon hit top gear, which could really benefit Raul Jimenez.

The signs have been there, it’s just about adding goals and assists more consistently now.

Slow-starting Wolves to kick on?

Last term, Wolves had 10 points after eight games as opposed to 13 this time around.

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After losing back-to-back games against Everton and Chelsea in 2019/20, Wolves then went unbeaten in their next 11 Premier League games.

Some hard teams await, like Liverpool and Chelsea, but the club have tended to go toe-to-toe with the ‘Big Six’ clubs since their return to the top-flight.

With no European distractions this term, Wolves may be able to get some positive results against the teams in Champions League action and Arsenal, who are in the Europa League.

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