Wolverhampton Wanderers have recorded back-to-back victories in the Premier League to all but end fears of getting sucked into a relegation battle.
Nuno Espirito Santo has overseen 1-0 wins over Fulham and Sheffield United to go 14 points clear of the drop zone.
Wolves also have a game in hand on the Cottagers, meaning there really is now no danger of going down.
Against Scott Parker’s side, Nuno reverted the team back to a back five, and while the ends justified the means, the quality of football took a serious hit.
It’s become clear that Wolves in a back three/five are a very difficult watch.
In a back four, which has been deployed a few times now, Wolves create more chances and games are far more entertaining – but right now the players are unfamiliar with the system.
Given the club’s safe league position, it is surely now in Nuno’s best interests to employ the four-at-the-back system until the end of the season.
Get the players familiarised
The feeling is that Wolves want to transition away from the back three/five system that has served them so well under Nuno.
Given the club’s league position, this is now the perfect time to roll out the back-four system and stick with it.
It’s about getting the players familiar with it, in the competition they will be playing next season.
It’s all good working on it in training, but nothing compares to experiencing things in actual games.