Adama Traore is arguably better served coming off the Wolves bench
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore might not be starting games, but he is arguably better served as an impact player.
The club-record signing, who joined this summer from Middlesbrough in an £18 million deal, is yet to start in the Premier League but, has looked dangerous across his six appearances off the bench.
Traore is often introduced by Nuno Espirito Santo for Helder Costa.
It’s a change he has made for the last three games running.
And Traore is certainly not a bad option to bring on.
The Spaniard has so far showcased the blistering speed he is well known for, which defenders have a very tough time handling.
The Premier League’s most effective super-sub?
Traore only has one goal to his name since joining the club. His introductions as a substitute, however, give Wolves something extra towards the end of games.
Traore’s pace is a fantastic weapon anyway, but against tired legs it wreaks havoc.
Costa and Jota have done a good job so far operating as tucked in wingers.
Their contributions pave the way for Traore to really stretch people when they no longer have the energy to be stretched.
When he came on against Southampton, he completed more take-ons in a single game than any other player (6).
He recorded the same figure against Leicester City in gameweek two.
He may not like it, but perhaps for the good of the team he should get used to his role as a super-sub.
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