The Premier League is finally back after a fantastic summer of football that included the Women’s World Cup and Wolves overcoming the oil-driven Manchester City to lift the Asia trophy.
Fosun undoubtedly made a hefty profit from Wolves’ first-ever exploits in China, and they’ve wisely invested the dough in future stars Patrick Cutrone, Raphael Nya, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao.
Not only have Wolves secured huge fanbases in China as well as Mexico via the Permanent signing of Raul Jimenez, they’ve also got a European adventure ahead of them provided they beat Torino in the Europa League’s final qualifying round (BBC).
So, with all the above taken into account, what would be a good 19/20 season for the Molineux faithful?
What would be a good 19/20 season for Wolves?
Wolves’ 19/20 Premier League season kicks off with a difficult away trip to Leicester on August 11. This comes only two days after a 3,000 mile trip to Armenia so a draw would be a fantastic result.
Europa League matches are a burden thanks to taking place on Thursdays, so where should the pack expect Wolves to finish the 19/20 Premier League season?
Nuno only speaks about targets internally, but it’s natural for the Molineux crowd to expect another good year. However, expecting another seventh place finish would be an unrealistic and cruel.
There’s not enough depth for Wolves to expectantly win every Thursday and Sunday. This coupled with Everton and Leicester having strengthened significantly makes seventh place near impossible to reach. Nuno and his players will want to finish as high as possible, but tenth or ninth place would be remarkable.
As for the Carabao Cup, it’s a chance for Wolves’ magnificent U-23s to show that they can provide competition and quality to the first team’s starting XI.
Meanwhile, a run in the FA Cup would be an extra slice of cake for all us Wolves fans who have been spoiled rotten ever since Nuno took over and Wolverhampton became a hotspot for Portugese talent.