It’s been a tough start for Bruno Lage at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 45-year-old has come in and impressed with his style, but results have not been good so far.
Wolves have lost four of their first five Premier League games and are struggling to score goals.
Wolves did beat Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the Carabao Cup, and the team will get the chance to make further progress in the competition against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night.
But it’s generally a bit of a struggle at the moment.
Given the number of chances Wolves have created so far this season, the ‘goals for’ tally is hugely disappointing.
Wolves are getting into dangerous areas, but there is just no cutting edge at the moment.
Some people are already starting to feel a little concerned.
However, there is one Premier League team that Wolves, and indeed the Molineux faithful, can look at to feel a bit better about the situation.
Last season, Brighton and Hove Albion really struggled.
Ultimately they finished 16th with 41 points, three places and four points below Wolves.
But they were incredibly unlucky to finish as low down as they did.
The Seagulls often outplayed their opponents in 2020/21, dominating possession and creating lots of chances.
But that cutting-edge and killer finish were never really there.
But Graham Potter has been allowed to work his magic and this season, things have turned around for Brighton.
They’re the league’s surprise package so far, having won four of their opening five matches, losing just one. They’ve scored seven, and conceded four.
Brighton example suggests Wolves can rise under Lage
Brighton have been through some struggles under Potter.
It’s obviously still early doors this term, but things now appear to have clicked at the Amex Stadium and they look a really decent side.
The players have spent enough time with Potter now and are clearly all on board with his philosophy.
Wolves have struggled to get results so far under Lage, but there have been plenty of positive signs. Like Brighton last term, a plethora of chances are being created.
Goals have not been forthcoming so far, but Brighton are now showing that keeping faith in an attack-minded manager can pay dividends.
Arguably Wolves have better players on paper than Brighton did last season, and hopefully things can eventually click into place.