Wolverhampton Wanderers have been struggling to score goals.

So far, the team have managed just three in the Premier League.

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

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Despite creating a plethora of chances, Wolves have had real trouble actually sticking the ball in the back of the net.

At the moment, it’s important for Wolves to be getting results.

But the lack of a cutting edge in the final third will be frustrating for Bruno Lage, who had a reputation as an attacking coach coming into the club.

His Benfica side rained goals for most of the time he was there.

There has been a bit of bad luck, but Wolves really do need to get more clinical.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Thankfully, Raul Jimenez got his first goal of the season on Sunday against Southampton.

That will hopefully raise his confidence going forwards.

The Mexican is going to play every game pretty much, and it’s about who his supporting cast will be.

 

Lage has several options, and that’s even before the return of Pedro Neto.

Maybe right now, the way to go is to have Hwang Hee-chan on the left, and Adama Traore back on the right.

Pace and power

After a decent outing against Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Podence was unfortunately unable to replicate that against Southampton.

It was a tough afternoon for the Portugal winger, and not many things came off for him.

Hwang came in in his place and was again quite lively for Wolves.

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Hwang and Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The South Korean looks really cut out for the Premier League and could turn out to be a top signing.

Traore started on the bench on Sunday, and the game did feel like it was missing him from a Wolves perspective.

A frontline consisting of Jimenez, Hwang and Traore would certainly bring a lot of physicality, but it might be the attacking unit – untried so far – that brings the goals.

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