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3 of the best Wolves players so far in 2022/23

Wolves have had a tricky start to 2022/23 so far.

Bruno Lage is a man under pressure at the moment after overseeing just two victories across all competitions.

Wanderers currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, and have scored just three goals.

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It’s West Ham United and Chelsea up next, which are two tough games that could well have significance for the manager.

Although Wolves have struggled at times, there have still been some really solid performers in old gold.

Here are, arguably, the three best performers of the season so far…

Ruben Neves

Few expected him to be here, but Neves is still a Wolves player and has started the new season in fine fettle.

There has been no hint of him being unhappy about not getting a move away.

Instead, he looks to be relishing playing for Wolves more than ever, after recently taking over captaincy duties following the departure of Conor Coady.

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Neves has been simply class in the midfield, and even put in a solid performance as a makeshift centre-back in the recent defeat to Manchester City.

He was named Wolves’ Player of the Month for August, and is probably top of the Molineux power rankings right now.

Maximilian Kilman

Kilman was one of Wolves’ best players last season operating mainly on the right of a back three.

It was always going to be interesting to see how he would fare in a back four playing as the left-sided centre-back.

He has quickly batted away any concerns, putting in a string of confident performances alongside Nathan Collins.

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He didn’t have the best of games against City last weekend. Arguably he didn’t get close enough to Erling Haaland for the second goal.

But that aside, Kilman has hardly put a foot wrong for Wolves. He is rapidly become one of England’s finest centre-backs, and it surely won’t be too much longer before he’s in Gareth Southgate’s national squad.

He missed out on the last one and there is sadly very little chance of him going to Qatar. But 2023 should be his year.

Daniel Podence

Wolves’ attacking players have been very disappointing on the whole.

But Daniel Podence can hold his head high having put in several good performances so far.

He’s grabbed two of Wolves’ three Premier League goals and is the man who always looks the most likely to make something happen.

Undoubtedly, he can frustrate at times. The flicks and tricks don’t always come off, and he can sometimes overdo it rather than selecting the simple option.

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But on his day, he is fantastic to watch and is capable of moments of magic.

The £17 million livewire has been a level above the likes of Pedro Neto and Goncalo Guedes, and Wanderers need him to continue performing.

Potentially, he could be someone that really benefits from playing with new signing Diego Costa.