It’s been a crazy and frenetic Premier League season so far, but Wolves don’t appear to have gotten the memo.
Goals have been flying in in other matches, but Wolves fans are waiting for their pack to go hunting.
The team have scored just six goals in their first six Premier League matches, with only West Brom, Burnley, Sheffield United and Fulham having lower tallies.
Raul Jimenez has contributed four of those, but even the Mexican has struggled at times this term.
There appears to be an issue with the creating of meaningful, clear-cut chances at the moment.
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Against Newcastle yesterday Wolves had 16 attempts, but most of these were mere sighters. Only three were recorded as being on target, and that perhaps suggests that the opportunities Wolves did create were just not high-quality ones.
One wonders if it’s time for Nuno to do something a bit different having largely picked from the same pool of players up until now.
New signing Vitinha was handed four minutes against Sheffield United and 17 minutes against West Ham, and perhaps the youngster can be the answer if Nuno is willing to roll the dice.
Vitinha to add that creative spark?
The 20-year-old surely has to be worth considering at this point.
Maybe Vitinha has been held back thus far for his own good, the same with Fabio Silva.
But it’s all been a bit stale and unimaginative up to now so perhaps he’s worth throwing in there with Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker just behind.
Vitinha turned out for the U23s against Crystal Palace on Monday and supposedly was quite lively, and he also looked good technically for the Portugal U21s over the last international break – maybe Nuno should be brave and look at involving him this Friday at Molineux.