Wolves crashed to a third straight defeat in the Premier League yesterday, losing 3-0 at home to Brighton.
Bruno Lage’s side were easily beaten at Molineux, and turned in arguably their worst performance all season.
Wolves were second-best to their opponents in every aspect.
It was shocking to see the difference in quality and intensity between the two teams.
Wolves were very much still in contention to secure European football, after both Manchester United and West Ham United lost last weekend.
But Wolves have slipped up again and now it is surely all over.
Wolves are in horrible form, and have still have the top three teams to play.
It is alarming to see how standards have slipped in recent weeks.
It is especially worrying that the defence now seems to be very vulnerable all of a sudden.
There was a real lack of organisation and aggression yesterday and in truth, Brighton could have won by more.
Perhaps the backline needs freshening up slightly, and it would be really good to see young Toti Gomes come back into the side.
The youngster covered for Romain Saiss while he was away at AFCON with Morocco.
He did really well across his three appearances, but he hasn’t had a look in since Saiss returned.
Perhaps, given how things have gone in recent games, Lage ought to turn back to the 23-year-old.
Toti Gomes deserves another chance to impress, with Wolves defence now struggling
It is impossible to ignore the fact that Saiss has been very poor in recent weeks.
Against Brighton he was all over the place, and he conceded the first penalty.
He gave the ball away a lot, and he lost possession 20 times in the game according to Sofascore. Only Rayan Ait-Nouri lost possession more times (27).
The 32-year-old was fantastic in the first half of the season. But it just seems as though he hasn’t been able to get going again since coming back from AFCON.
Lage rates him very highly. But continuing to reward him with starts is not right.
Gomes was really good in his absence previously. He is itching to play, and deserves another chance in these final few games of the season.