It’s been a strange start to the 2020/21 season for Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, having won four games, drawn one and lost three.

That’s brough a total of 13 points, which is not too bad given currently leaders Leicester are on 16.

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While the margins are very fine in the top half, performances from Wolves have been a little concerning.

That said though, the team have looked impressive in periods with some players really catching the eye at times – it’s just about getting that consistency and putting in performances like the one against Crystal Palace on a more regular basis.

Here’s how Nuno’s players are currently ranking in terms of performance in 2020/21:

#7 – Nelson Semedo

Sneaking in at number seven is Wolves’ record signing Nelson Semedo.

The Portugal international has taken a bit of time to adapt at Molineux as was to be expected, but he looks like a great player.

The former Barcelona has a touch of class about his game, and seems like he’ll flourish in the wing-back role as it suits his attacking nature.

#6 – Raul Jimenez

It may seem harsh to put a player who’s scored four goals this low down, but Raul Jimenez hasn’t yet reached the level we know he can operate at.

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In some games, he’s struggled to have any kind of influence and Nuno really needs to find a way to utilise his biggest weapon properly again.

#5 – Leander Dendoncker

Wolves have lost just once in the Premier League when the Belgian has started, which perhaps suggests his growing importance.

 

Dendoncker is a brilliant presence in the midfield, capable of operating from box-to-box. A real handful.

#4 – Daniel Podence

Podence has made a really bright start to 2020/21 and he looks like he could soon light the division up.

His nutmeg on Kevin De Bruyne and assist for Jimenez against Manchester City was brilliant, and the pint-sized forward notched his first of the season against Palace – hopefully, there will be plenty more to come.

#3 – Max Kilman

Kilman only came into the side against Fulham on matchday four, with Conor Coady branding him ‘outstanding’ after the game against the Cottagers.

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He’s been magnificent since coming into the side and appears to have nailed down that spot as the left-sided centre-half.

Romain Saiss has plenty of work to do if he’s to get back in the starting XI over the former Maidenhead United star.

#2 – Conor Coady

Captain Fantastic. Coady has been brilliant at the back, and was recently named one of the nominees for the Premier League Player of the Month award for October.

A huge reason behind Wolves’ generally solid defence this season, and is surely looking at a more prominent role with England as a result.

#1 – Pedro Neto

Easily Wolves’ best player this season.

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Pedro Neto may not have amazing statistics in terms of goals and assists (one and two so far), but the 20-year-old really has been a breath of fresh air.

He’s been the team’s best source of creativity, looked dangerous in one-on-one situations and worked tirelessly out of possession.

There is a reason Nuno has started him every single game so far, and he’s fully deserving of the new deal the club recently handed him.

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