As many people pointed out post-Burnley, we should expect inconsistent performances.
There’s been so much change to the team, it’s fanciful to think we’ll get the same reliability we’ve seen in recent years from a stable group.
Even so, everything was wrong at Turf Moor.
I didn’t like the team selection, the tactics and subsequently how we allowed Burnley to enforce their game on us.
We’re now starting down the barrel of two tough-looking festive fixtures where consecutive defeats are a real possibility.
For a fleeting moment, it looked like Jose might be guiding his side towards a legitimate title challenge. Now they’re just about clinging onto the top six.
One win in their last five and back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Leicester have put the pressure on to get a result here and anything less could see them dragged back towards the midtable scrum.
I’d be surprised if they weren’t at the very least pushing hard for the top four come the end of the season, but the same could be said for several other teams, so nothing is guaranteed.
Given that nearly all of their goals are scored by Kane and Son the immediate threat is obvious. Stopping it is not so straightforward.
Much like Wolves in recent years, they’ve achieved good results by getting men behind the ball and breaking at pace.
Leicester gave them a taste of their own medicine last weekend though in what must have felt like a really sobering defeat.
We lacked experience and any sort of attacking focal point against Burnley. I hope we have the personnel to change that this time.
If Boly and Marcal were fit enough to be on the bench at Turf Moor then hopefully they can start this one.
Having that experience in defence and midfield gives the others the platform to produce a performance.
When Fabio came on he showed exactly why he should have started in the first place – devilment in the penalty area.
Otasowie, Kilman and Ait-Nouri have all played their part in important victories but I just don’t see how throwing them all into the same team and expecting a high standard Premier League performance is realistic.
Last time out
Wolves came from behind twice to win 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium with Raul Jimenez getting the winner in one of the better performances last season.
Spurs had earlier in the season won 2-1 in Molineux in what it would be fair to describe as a smash-and-grab victory.
Nobody predicted a 2-1 defeat to Burnley.
In the overall table at the end of Gameweek 14, Liz and MILDENHALL Wolf are still top of the standings.
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