Sometimes it takes a big result to get the season going properly.
The last three rickety performances have produced five points and that valuable first victory, which wasn’t a bad return given the ‘could have won, could have lost’ nature of those games.
But anything less than perfection tomorrow will result in certain defeat, so the challenge is there for the players to raise their game accordingly.
They did reasonably well against Tottenham in the only other match against the ‘Big Six’ so far, so there’s no reason we can’t give them a run for their money.
The memory of last season’s walloping and the spectre of Haaland loom large but hopefully Wolves rise to the occasion.
As good as they’ve been, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Pep and company.
It took a couple of epic comebacks against Newcastle and Palace to avoid defeat and they were stung late on by Villa last time out to keep them off the top of the Premier League table.
Still, all signs point to a successful defence of their title and with Liverpool stuttering already I struggle to see anyone living with their consistency.
Avoiding injuries to key personnel will be the biggest worry as they navigate through various competitions. Even with their strength in depth, losing De Bruyne or Haaland or Dias would set them back.
In the here and now everyone seems to be fit and healthy and that is bad news for Wolves, not least because they’ve already scored 17 more goals than us, just 6 games into the season.
Bruno’s decision to play Jonny in a back three and Chiquinho at wingback in this fixture last season was probably his worst decision as head coach.
That said, City make you want to experiment to combat their overwhelming dominance. It might be worth sacrificing an out-and-out striker to have Podence playing deeper to give us four bodies in the middle.
Neto, Guedes or Traore would then give us viable outlets, running outside to in when we can counter or get some form of possession.
I’m not sure if Raul or Costa are considered fit enough to start if Bruno wants something more conventional but hopefully at least one of them will be able to feature at some point.
Rich remains at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 6 after the Liverpool game was postponed.
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