I thought Wolves were deservedly beaten by Watford but should have got something at Brighton.
Chances were created before and after the Seagulls took the lead in a game the visitors were controlling. We also registered 25 shots on goal, so it’s disappointing to come away with another blank.
My personal thought is our wide players aren’t getting into those dangerous inside positions they so often occupied last season and they need to get closer to Jimenez in open play instead of always hugging the touchline.
Brighton were happy for Wolves to have the ball and lay in wait for the opening, which they eventually got.
Spurs definitely won’t be as passive tomorrow and it could very well be a case of roles reversed with us sitting back and looking to break. We’ve raised our game against the top brass so far and hopefully it’s the same again tomorrow.
As good as they evidently are, I think Spurs have got a job on their hands to get into the top four. Both Chelsea and Arsenal look to have improved over the summer and the margins between those sides look thin.
Man City and Liverpool are another step up from what I’ve seen and the former saw off Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Monday to underline the point.
Still, you look down their squad and see a lot of quality and decent depth, so it’s not immediately obvious where they can improve.
Having lost to Man City on Monday night they then went and beat West Ham in the cup on Wednesday with a much changed side that still included Son Heung-Min and the returning Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen.
November is a big month for them with some tricky Premier League games against Palace and Chelsea after tomorrow as well as the uphill battle to qualify from their group in the Champions League with decisive fixtures against PSV and Inter Milan.
The away end
I lifted the following from the match thread on a popular Spurs forum.
Looking forward to it though, should be a good open game, they play some decent stuff! Very encouraging to see Alli, Eriksen and Son back and firing.. I think we can really push on now. Going 3-1 win.
This won’t be easy at all. Absolutely frightened at the prospect of Traore vs Davies. But I think we SHOULD have enough to beat them. They’re very well organised, play good football and more important want to play football so should hopefully be good for us. Think we’ll sneak with a 0-1.
Good team wolves. They play good football . I think this gonna be a really good game . 3-3
Going to be a really difficult game, Wolves are showing themselves to be a very competent PL team. Regarding our line-up, I would rather play with ten men than have Davies in the team.
Another tough match. Although Wolves lost to Brighton, they had 20+ shots, they were hit by a sucker punch. They have a talented team, and we need to be at our best. Traore, Neves and Mourinho can all cause problems.
I would consider playing Traore and Cav to see if they can offer more punch in the final third. We’ve got options there so why not use them?
Equally though, I definitely subscribe to the ‘we shouldn’t panic after two defeats’ school of thought so if it’s Jota and Costa, I have no qualms. They both played well against the last ‘Big 6’ team to visit Molineux.
I’m still not sure anyone else in that team has done enough wrong to warrant the chop, but there are a few players who must feel they’re owed a chance to prove themselves at some point.
Well done to Stu, Brompton, Peterobbo, AshK, Andrew hadley, Paulcooksleftpeg, jazzwolf54, Brizzie, Adrian, Looneytune and BARDWolf who all collected points in the PL last weekend (apologies if I missed anyone).
It’s getting tight at the top of the table but vicsmith still leads the way with just over a quarter of the season gone.
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Up The Wolves!