FPL Team Preview Wolves
Wolves finished 13th last season, after back to back 7th place finishing.
They return this season with a new coach, a new goalkeeper and a reborn forward.
FPL Team Preview Wolves
2020-21 Premier League Season
In several aspects, it was a difficult season for Wolves.
They lost their talismanic forward Jimenez to a season-ending injury after just 10 games and also suffered injuries to their key players.
They never really got going, failed to string results together and ended the season with three loses to finish 13th.
Jimenez (7.5 | FWD) is back after a serious head injury. The Mexican forward has been instrumental to Wolves’ successes over the previous seasons. He has 21 goals in 48 Premier League appearances and was a huge miss for Wolves last season.
However, as with players coming back from a long injury, it is better to hold them on shortlist before jumping the gun on their selection.
Few defenders are as consistent as Coady (4.5 | DEF). Over three seasons, the defender has only missed 1 game. At his price, he is a good enabler in any team, even though his attacking returns are severely limited.
Neto (6.5 | MID) was Wolves’ official Player of the Season. Statistically, he had the most goals (5), most assists (8) and had the most shots on target (21). All this was achieved despite missing the last 7 games through a knee injury, the same injury which kept him out of Euro 2020.
Semedo (5.0 | DEF) did go to Euro 2020 and started 3 games for Portugal. He is also Wolves’ regular right back, playing 36 times. With heatmap like this, we would expect Semedo to pick up more attacking returns than the 1 goal and 3 assists that he had managed this season.
However, he has the potential for more attacking returns. After a season of “acclimatizing” in the Premier League, this could be a breakout season for the Portuguese.
Wolves have been one of the busiest teams in the summer so far. They have let Patricio leave for Roma and signed Sa (5.0 | GK). Sa joins from Olympiacos, where he was the number 1, appearing regularly in the Champions League. He will be installed as Wolves number 1 from the onset.
Another interesting signing is 21-year-old Trincao (6.0 | MID), on loan from Barcelona. The Portuguese is highly rated, as are most players with Barcelona on their CV. He can play on either wingers and also in center attacking midfield. He could be the maverick player which Wolves lacked after Jimenez’s injury – he goes onto our shortlist immediately.
First Five Fixtures
Wolves have a mixed bag when it comes to their first 5 fixtures. They start with a tough visit to Leicester, then two home games to Spurs and Man Utd. They then face two promoted sides back-to-back.
Wolves players could become very popular for GW04 and GW05, where they have two perceived easy fixtures. The good thing is there is no need to get them on early. Sa, Semedo, Jimenez and Trincao are on our first shortlist.
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