Steve Bull: Three is the magic number for Wolves

A tremendous, morale-boosting win against Chelsea proved three at the back is still the way to go for Wolves.

Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-1 with Vitinha of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-1 with Vitinha of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

It was a superb display of character and class.

The loss against Villa last weekend was ever so disappointing as we had the chances to put the game to bed, but we didn’t and that’s the price you pay in the Premier League.

So, to bounce back like against one of the top teams in the league who will be chasing towards the title was a fantastic outcome.

Nuno set us up very well. It was like a chess game – you go, and then we will catch you on the break.

Ultimately, we deserved the three points and it was a job expertly done.

That system is second nature to those Wolves lads after working on it in training for years.

They know exactly where to be in both open play and from set pieces.

Last season’s success was a lot do with consistency, having a set way of playing for a long period of time and the same people in it.

And it was lovely to see us go back to that. It is what we needed.

Fair play to Nuno for being bold and looking to implement a new approach – it was exciting and, to be fair, the performances were not all bad in it.

There were some promising signs and I don’t think it will be discarded completely. It is there as a nice plan B.

But for now, I think we should stick with the three at the back and try to keep the same players in the side over the coming weeks.

Burnley are next tomorrow, and it is never an easy task going to Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche is a resilient manager who always makes his side tough to beat – they faced 27 shots at Villa and still got a point. I watched that game on the telly and it did make me think, how did Villa beat us?

But what we must do is take what we did against Chelsea and give the same performance again. Let’s build some momentum now.

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