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3 Wolves players Nuno Espirito Santo needs to step up after the international break

Woles currently sit 13th in the Premier League having amassed six points from their first four games.

It’s been a bit of a mediocre start from Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with the lack of a pre-season arguably a big factor in the struggles so far.

While there have been some bright sparks, a lot of the squad are yet to get up to full speed in 2020/21.

Here are three players Nuno Espirito Santo will hope can step it up once the Premier League recommences:

Romain Saiss

Really solid during Project Restart, Saiss has been a little suspect so far on the left of that back three.

After a solid display against Sheffield United, his penalty giveaway against Manchester City was concerning and his performance against West Ham, poor.

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Against Fulham he was deployed at left wing-back and it was clear the position was not natural for him as positionally he was all over the shop.

The Moroccan – a £3 million purchase from Angers in 2016 (via Express & Star) needs to step up, or he could lose his place to somebody like Leander Dendoncker or Fernando Marcal.

Joao Moutinho

Unfortunately for the maestro, it’s been a sub-par start to 2020/21.

He has been sublime at Molineux at times since his 2018 move from AS Monaco, but of late he has just started to show signs of letting games bypass him.

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He’s still been very accurate in his passing, (competion rate of 89% so far, WhoScored), but he arguably isn’t seeing as much of the ball and when the opposition have possession, the team is much harder to break down with Dendoncker in midfield.

Adama Traore

In Traore’s defence, he was asked to operate at right wing-back against Sheffield United and Manchester City.

Against West Ham, everyone was pretty awful.

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And he only got eight minutes against Fulham.

Traore is a major weapon for Wolves as we all know, and Nuno needs the Spaniard to find top gear after the international break – the quicker he does, the more potent Wolves will become.

By no means has he been bad so far, we just know what he is capable of.