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.
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.
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.
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.
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.