Wolves blog: The juggernaut rolls on
Another game, another clean sheet, another second half goal - and crucially another Wolves victory.
Wolves’ last two games against Southampton and Crystal Palace have probably been their worst games of the season - and ended in six points.
After almost a sixth of the campaign gone, Nuno’s men are sitting in a comfortable seventh place. Only the top three have conceded more goals or lost less games than Wolves.
The favourable stats don’t end there. They have kept six clean sheets in their ten league and cup games and have conceded a solitary goal since August, at Old Trafford.
Only five points separate Wolves from the top, whilst Wolves already have a four-game cushion on the relegation zone.
Just think - had they took their chances at Leicester and turned one of the draws into a win, and they’d be level at the top.
Before the season began, not many predicted Wolves to be in trouble right at the bottom of the league, and a good number of fans thought Wolves could finish around halfway up the table.
But, considering Wolves have already played both Manchester clubs as well as a number of top-half hopefuls, to be where they are at this stage is remarkable.
Wolves’ success is being noticed. Among others, Helder Costa has been called up to Portugal and Jonny to Spain - these are huge national teams and these call-ups are testament to Wolves’ start.
The fact Wolves haven’t changed their starting line-up for a record eight league games shows just how happy Nuno must be with his team.
The cohesion is clear to see - the defence is defying anything expected of a newly-promoted team, and the outcry that Conor Coady didn’t make the England squad even reached the Match of the Day pundits.
Talismanic striker Raul Jimenez has been involved in 56% of Wolves’ goals so far, scoring two and setting up three of Wolves’ nine goals. He could easily have had a few more goals - but this shows how well he has adapted to our team.
PFA Fans’ Player of the Month Matt Doherty is in the form of his life, and is vital to the way Wolves play. Surely the only thing stopping him having his own chant must be the difficulty of his name.
He has improved season upon season to the point where he is currently irreplaceable, and has added more goals to his game in recent years.
Some bookies are offering odds as high as 100/1 on Wolves’ relegation, which shows how far we have come in such a short space of time.
This team will fear no one - and based on what we’ve seen so far, they have no reason to.