Leander Dendoncker has been an important player for Wolves in 2020/21 – but there is one thing that he could perhaps do with improving.

The Belgian enforcer has been a trusted member of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, making 13 appearances in all competitions so far.

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Having often turned out in defence in 2019/20, Dendoncker has exclusively been used in midfield this season, with his box-to-box capabilities being put to good use.

As energetic as Dendoncker is though, the statistics for the attacking side of his game are a little concerning at the moment.

The 25-year-old is yet to score this season, and he’s hit the woodwork on three occasions (via official Premier League).

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He’s also missed five ‘big’ chances according to the league’s official data, suggesting there is a need for him to be a bit more clinical.

 

With Raul Jimenez out of action, it’s important for goals to come from other sources within the team.

Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto are starting to step up, and as the midfielder most likely to get forward, Dendoncker should be following suit.

If he can get his eye in along with the forwards, Wolves’ ‘goals for’ tally will soon start to look a lot healthier.

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