Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a tricky start to the new season.

The club are currently in the bottom three in the Premier League, having lost every game so far.

But it’s been the same story every time. Wolves put in a great performance and play exciting performance, only to then lose 1-0.

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Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United was a hard start on paper, and fans were not expecting too much.

Even though Wolves have lost all their league games, the signs are clearly there. The 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup may have come over a young side, but it was impressive nonetheless.

With the first international break now upon us, here are the Wolves players who have performed the best in the opening games.

Adama Traore

Thank goodness he has stayed beyond transfer deadline day.

Adama Traore has been electric in the first few games for Wolves.

He has absolutely bullied defenders and with better finishing, could well be the Premier League’s top goalscorer right now.

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He’s had so many chances, but unfortunately that end product is still lacking just at the moment.

Undoubtedly though, the Spaniard has been a major threat and will be key this season, especially during the time Pedro Neto is on the sidelines.

Max Kilman

Kilman has not deserved to be on the losing side three times. He also doesn’t deserve not to have a league clean sheet to his name.


The star, operating on the right of a three-man defence as a left-footer, has hardly put a foot wrong.

He has been solid and decisive in his defensive actions, and has also carried the ball out confidently to get Wolves further up the pitch.

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His distribution has also been excellent. WhoScored have recorded his pass completion rate at 90% across the four games so far.

There has been so much clamour for a new central defender but quietly, Kilman is stepping up to the plate.

Ruben Neves

A bit like Traore, thanks goodness this man stayed.

Ruben Neves has been outstanding for Wolves so far in 2021/22.

The 24-year-old has been brilliant playing in a more possession-based system, as many felt he would.

He is always available in the middle of the park and is excellent at hitting the wing-backs.

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And it will not be long before he contributes in the way of goals and assists given he is operating slightly higher up the pitch.

One gets the feeling Neves could be absolutely crucial to this Bruno Lage team going forwards.

Honourable mentions: Fernando Marcal, Nelson Semedo, Romain Saiss.

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