Wolves are the only side in the Premier League that have not conceded from a set piece, so far this season, according to WhoScored.
Not even the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea can match Bruno Lage’s side proud record, as we enter the second half of the season.
It’s testament to Lage and his coaching staff that Wolves have been so defensively resilient with deliveries into their penalty area.
With 14 goals conceded from 18 Premier League games, only Chelsea (13) and Manchester City (12) have conceded less.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville named Jose Sa as his summer signing of the season, due to the impact the Portuguese stopper has had on the Wolves side.
Only Edouard Mendy (8), Aaron Ramsdale (9), Alisson (9) and Ederson have more clean sheets than Sa (7), so far this season.
But Sa is playing in the only Premier League team that hasn’t conceded from a set piece this campaign. After 18 games that’s an incredible record, but it would be a phenomenal feat it we managed to go the next 20 top-flight matches without conceding, and completing the full season.
At the other end of the Premier League spectrum, Leicester City and Crystal Palace have conceded a joint-high 11 goals from set pieces.
Manchester City are Wolves’ closest challengers with just one goal conceded from set pieces.
But Wolves are also one of three Premier League teams who haven’t yet conceded a goal on the counter attack. Only Southampton and Palace can match Lage’s men in that category.
With Wolves looking defensively assured, Lage’s focus has to be on improving out attacking output. Only Norwich City (8) have scored less than us (13).
Wolves currently sit bottom of the Premier League charts for the average number of shots per game with 9.9. That’s nearly 10 per game less than what Liverpool are averaging (19.4).
Addressing that has to be Lage and Fosun’s priority in the January transfer window. If we can get our attacking statistics up to the defensive standards we have set, then we could become a real force to be reckoned with.
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