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3 Wolves players who have made sluggish starts and must step up

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3 Wolves players who have made sluggish starts and must step up

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a disappointing start in the Premier League.

Four games in, the club are yet to record their first victory, and fell to their first defeat against Everton on Sunday.

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are facing a long 2019/20 with Europa League football also on the agenda this time around.

The club have made a solid start in that particular competition, but things are yet to click in the English top-flight.

Several players have been slow out of the blocks and must step up their games after the international break:

Diogo Jota

Jota was superb for Wolves in the second half of last season, but he’s not really hit the ground running in the league so far in 2019/20.

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He was great in Europa League qualifying, scoring three goals in six games, but the Portuguese forward has been ineffective in the Premier League and is yet to score or assist.

 

The tireless 22-year-old was left on the bench against Everton, and as a top performer last season Wolves will be hoping he can soon step up.

Ruben Neves

Jota’s compatriot scored a sublime goal against Manchester United, but has not been at the top of his game so far.

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£15 million player Neves (ESPN) has struggled to dictate games from deep as Wolves fans know he can so well.

The midfield maestro is an undeniable talent, but so far he is yet to impose himself on the new season, and has a somewhat disappointing pass completion rate of 70.3% after the first handful of fixtures according to WhoScored.

Patrick Cutrone

He’s dipped his toe in, now Cutrone should be ready to step his game up a bit after the international break.

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The Italian youngster was handed his first start against Everton and did OK at Goodison Park and might have helped himself to a first goal.

He’ll be rotated into the starting XI plenty this season as a result of the Europa League, and fans will be expecting him to kick on now he’s had some time to settle and made his first start.

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