BBC pundit Garth Crooks has chosen his latest Premier League Team of the Week, and not a single Wolverhampton Wanderers player made it in.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side recorded a 1-0 win over Leeds United on Friday, with Illan Meslier scoring an own goal courtesy of Adama Traore’s fabulous strike from distance.

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It was by no means a brilliant team performance from Wolves, but there were some solid individual displays.

Traore had a great game and it was thanks to him Wolves were able to pick up three points, and his opposite number Pedro Neto was great as usual.

One man that should definitely have gotten a nod from Crooks though, is Rui Patricio, who has been inexplicably overlooked in favour of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Pickford admittedly had a great game for the Toffees in their victory over Liverpool at Anfield, but arguably their clean sheet was more down to the solid performances of Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey.

 

Pickford made six saves against the Reds, while Patricio made seven against the Whites at Molineux with six of those efforts coming from inside the area (vs two for Pickford, via Sofascore).

Patricio deserves recognition

It’s a real shame Patricio was not included in this Crooks’ Team of the Week this time around.

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Obviously it isn’t the be all and end all, but he really was outstanding and the performance was arguably his best so far this season.

Patricio bailed out the Wolves defence on several occasions on set-pieces.

Perhaps the fact the Merseyside derby took place on Saturday night and so it was more fresh in Crooks’ mind may explain the decision.

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