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Chris Sutton calls Wolves 'a really odd team' after watching 2-2 draw with Chelsea

BBC pundit Chris Sutton has branded Wolves ‘a really odd team’, ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Wanderers and Manchester City.

Wolves are looking to get back to winning ways having now gone four games without victory.

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Bruno Lage’s side are currently sitting in eighth, and will do well now to finish any higher in the table after West Ham United’s 4-0 win over Norwich City.

On Saturday, Wolves managed to scrape a 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Romelu Lukaku had put the Blues 2-0 up with a double, and it had looked for sure as though Wolves would crash to a fourth consecutive defeat.

But substitute Francisco Trincao pulled one back in spectacular fashion for Wolves, before Conor Coady levelled right at the death with a header.

Wolves had struggled up until the introduction of Chiquinho with around 20 minutes to go.

The team then had a real go following a change to a back four.

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The performance led Sutton to say on BBC Radio 5 Live last night ahead of Wednesday’s clash: “Wolves are a really odd team. I covered their game at the weekend and they didn’t lay a glove on Chelsea, went two down, and then really threw everything at Chelsea and ended up drawing the game. 

“That’s not going to be easy and neither is West Ham because West Ham have a chance of catching Manchester United and hauling them in. So they have plenty to play for and they will be disappointed with what happened in the Europa League.”

Wolves’ game with City should have taken place a few weekends ago, but City’s involvement in the FA Cup meant the fixture had to be rescheduled.

Chris Sutton is not wrong about Wolves with ‘odd team’ remark

It is hard to argue against Sutton with his assessment of Wolves.

There has been a lot to like about Wanderers in 2021/22. The general solidity of the defence in particular has been very refreshing compared to last season.

And at times, there has been some fantastic football on show.

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But Wolves have also turned out some awful displays. The kind of displays that make it hard to believe the club have been sitting just outside the European places for most of the season.

Without question there has been a lack of consistency.

Ideally next season, Wolves will be a bit less unpredictable, and showcase good defending and free-flowing football more regularly.