Wolves star Jose Sa was back to his best against Aston Villa.
The stopper didn’t have the best of outings against Leeds United before the international break.
He seemed to lose his focus on the Whites’ second goal, and it’s possible that that phase of play has been eating him up over the international break.
Because against Villa, he gave the impression of someone out to atone.
And that he did, pulling of some tremendous saves.
He denied Leon Bailey from range in the first-half, and then right at the death he blocked Matty Cash’s volley to ensure three points for Wolves.
Yes, he did concede a penalty on Ollie Watkins. But that was a really harsh call and could easily have been given the other way around.
Wolves fans have grown used to Sa making huge contributions.
He has the highest save percentage of any Premier League goalkeeper and he is massively outperforming his xG against.
Sa apparently should have conceded 49 goals so far this term. He’s actually let in just 22.
That difference of 22 is by far and away the highest of anyone. Behind him is Alisson with a difference of 11.
Wolves have so much to thank Sa for.
He has been absolutely crucial in Wolves being in the hunt for European football at this point in the season.
Jose Sa is surely heading for the PFA Team of the Season
That statistic about Sa conceding 22 goals fewer than he should have is unbelievable.
It just shows what a remarkable goalkeeper he is, and the massive impact he has had for Wolves.
And that doesn’t even tell the full story.
Sa doesn’t just make great saves, but he distributes well, commands his area and sweeps up those dangerous through balls.
If he sustains this level for the next few weeks, there is absolutely no reason why he shouldn’t make the PFA Team of the Season.