Wolverhampton Wanderers have been very easy on the eye since Bruno Lage took charge.

It has been a mixed bag in terms of results, but the team is creating many chances at the moment.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Refreshingly, Wolves are looking like a proactive side now, keen to take the game to the opponent.

That was not always the case under Nuno Espirito Santo, who placed emphasis on defending well and counter-attacking.

The football could be a tough watch at times, but the ex-manager did obviously achieve great things for the club playing that way.

But things are a lot different in terms of playstyle now, and an interesting statistic has come to light.

Football statistics website WhoScored currently have Wolves top of the pile out of teams across Europe (top five leagues, including Ligue 1 not Primeira Liga) for dribbles per game.

So far, Wolves have managed 18.3 per game. That puts them ahead of Bayern Munich (17), Real Madrid (15.3) and Paris Saint-Germain (14) who are second, third and fourth.

 

In terms of shots per game, Wolves are fifth with 17.8 – only Liverpool, Manchester City, AS Roma and Bayern have higher totals.

Wolves more direct and threatening

This data would suggest that Wolves are being much more direct.

Adama Traore is probably responsible for that value being as high as it is.

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Adama Traore (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The Spaniard is all about getting the ball and driving at the opposition, but even he seems to be doing it more frequently under Lage.

The shots per game stat is also very encouraging, although Wolves do generally need to get a bit more clinical.

If Wolves can sustain this kind of attacking threat, then there is definitely potential for the team to do something impressive this term.

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