3 Wolverhampton Wanderers Players Who Have Been Crucial In Their Successful Promotion Bid

Wolverhampton Wanderers have secured their promotion to the Premier League and they need just 1 point to be crowned as the champions of the English second division. In order to validate Nuno Espirito Santo’s shrewd tactical nous and man-managing skills, the players stepped up and Wolves thoroughly deserve all the glowing reviews and plaudits they are garnering.

Although most of the players have been up to the mark, here are three players who have been a notch above the rest-

  1. Willy Boly

One of the primary reasons why Wolves have been spectacular this season has been the defensive resilience offered by their back line. Espirito Santo has operated with a three-man defensive wall more often than not and his stoppers have left no stone unturned to build a solid base upon which the whole team operated.

Willy Boly has been, in particular, a stand-out performer this season. The 27-year-old has been rock solid at the back and in 34 appearances in the Championship, he has garnered 3 goals and 2 assists and apart from that, he has also registered 2.3 tackles, 1.9 interceptions, 5.5 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game on an average, which speaks volumes of the level at which he has operated this season.

  1. Diogo Jota

On loan from the ranks of Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid, Diogo Jota has provided quality attacking prowess in the final third on a regular basis. The Portuguese has plundered 16 goals and 5 assists in 41 league appearances and has shown immense versatility by plying his trade as a winger, centre-forward and as an attacking midfielder.

Jota’s pass and movement on and off the ball, with the trickery he plies his trade with, has made it hard for almost every opposition to mark him. Besides, he has created chances for his teammates on a regular basis and has provided a clinical edge up top.

  1. Ruben Neves

Wolves have won a lot of battles in the middle of the park against their oppositions and Ruben Neves has been one of the pivotal players in executing the same. The Portuguese has dictated the tempo of the game from the middle of the park, manoeuvred precise passes on a regular basis and has brought about a sense of calm in midfield.

Besides, he has linked up well with Romain Saiss and Alfred N’Diaye and has helped glue the side together as a unit. In 39 appearances in the Championship, Neves has scored 6 goals and also has 1 assist to his name along with a commendable pass accuracy of 84.6%.

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