Wolves go into the latest international break in eighth place in the Premier League.

Following the first few results, not many fans would have foreseen that.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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It’s been a promising past few weeks for the club, and although the defeat to Crystal Palace was disappointing, there are clear positive signs at the moment.

Here are four of the biggest positives about Wolves’ season so far:

Free-flowing football and creating chances

It has not been on show every week, but Wolves have shown they can play some very good football under this manager.

The first few games saw Wolves really going for it against their opponents, and moving the ball around well.

It was, frankly, astonishing, that Wolves lost all three games by the same 1-0 scoreline.

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Wolves (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

This possession-based style is very easy on the eye and hopefully, once Lage gets the players he needs, we will see it on a more regular basis.

The club’s best players, like Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves, have really taken to the change in style.

At the moment, it feels as though playing conservatively and picking up points is stopping Lage from playing that way every game.

New signings are looking good

Wolves weren’t very busy in the summer, but Fosun did manage to facilitate deals for a few new faces.

Jose Sa, Hwang Hee-chan and Francisco Trincao came in as new faces, with Rayan Ait-Nouri re-signing on a permanent basis.


All four have made an impact so far.

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Hwang Hee-chan and Jose Sa (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Sa and Hwang have been the standouts, with the former proving a very good replacement for Rui Patricio. Whisper it, but he may actually be an upgrade on the veteran.

Hwang has scored four goals already, and works extremely hard. His link-up play with Raul Jimenez could prove to be very fruitful for Lage.

There is already talk of the club triggering their option-to-buy on the South Korean, which tells its own story.

Lage talks far better than Nuno

As well as looking better on the pitch (for the most part), the Wolves press conferences and interviews are also much better.

Lage is a very passionate and intense character, who clearly cares a lot about his work.

The man has a very strong mentality, and does talk a great game.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

It is quite refreshing to listen to him, which was not always the case with Nuno Espirito Santo, who could often be guarded.

Many players at the club have lavished praise on Lage since he came in, and the camp seems a happy and harmonious one.

Kilman emergence

Max Kilman has been absolutely brilliant for Wolves this season.

It has been brilliant to see the 24-year-old flourishing, and playing every single minute under the new manager so far.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He looked good when he got chances last term, but Lage has shown unwavering faith in the Englishman who continually repays that loyalty.

To keep Willy Boly out of the side is no easy task, and really, an England chance shouldn’t be too far away. He absolutely should have made the last squad over Tyrone Mings.

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