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Wolves are just two points worse off than this time last season

Wolverhampton Wanderers are starting to come back into some form.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Leeds United for the second time this season on Friday night, thanks to an own goal from Illan Meslier.

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It was Adama Traore’s thunderous strike which fortunately bounced in off the sprawling Frenchman, which resulted in a big three points.

That’s now 10 points taken from the last four games, and Wolves have leapfrogged both Southampton and the Whites.

Currently, the club are sitting on 33 points taken from 25 league games.

Comparing to last season at the same stage, Nuno’s side are actually only two points worse off, which will come as a surprise to a few fans.

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At times, it has felt like the season has been going really badly.

There have been some rotten performances, but to have just two points fewer this time around is actually very encouraging.

Reason for optimism

To have taken 33 points having not been able to call on Raul Jimenez for a large chunk of the season is good going.

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Yes there have been some really poor performances here and there, but those were to be expected with such an influential player absent. And that’s before one even throws the sales of Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty into the mix.

It can only be good for everybody to see that, in actual fact, 2020/21 has not been as terrible as it has felt.

The players can take real heart from the current points tally compared to 2019/20, and hopefully become inspired to help the team to a strong finish.