Wolverhampton Wanderers are all but safe in the Premier League now, after back-to-back wins against Fulham and Sheffield United.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side won both matches 1-0, and there is now a 14-point gap back to the Cottagers in 18th.

It was by no means a stellar performance from Wolves, who were back in their tried and tested back three/five formation.

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But the job got done, with Willian Jose grabbing the game’s only goal – his first in old gold since his January arrival.

Despite the fact it was not a very good performance, respected football data website WhoScored actually have three Wolves players in their latest Team of the Week.


Jose did not make the XI despite his goal, but Romain Saiss, Joao Moutinho and Adama Traore all did.

The site provides reasoning for each player’s inclusion.

They say Saiss – who cost Wolves £3 million back in 2016 (Express & Star) – was ‘solid at the back’ and made seven clearances, three tackles and one interception, while winning six aerial duels.

Moutinho gave an ‘assured display’, completing 95.4% of his 65 attempted passes as he ‘worked hard off the ball’.

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Romain Saiss (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

And Traore is described as being ‘on a roll’, and made four key passes against the Blades, one of which was converted by Jose. He was also fouled six times, indicating the visitors struggled to contain him.

Alisson, Diego Llorente, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luke Shaw, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Mason Greenwood, Allan Saint-Maximin and Harry Kane make up the other eight players.

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