Date: 15th January 2021 at 11:15am
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The Athletic’ Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has recently discussed the current form of Portuguese striker Fabio Silva.

During the summer transfer window, broke their club-record transfer fee to seal the arrival of the youngster from FC Porto for £35.6m (per BBC).

Since his arrival at the club, though, he has only managed to bag one in 15 senior appearances for Wolves in all competitions.

In his latest outing, during the 2-1 defeat against Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, Silva picked up a weak 5/10 performance rating following ‘another disappointing night’ for him (per Express & Star).

During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers discussed the recent form of Silva and suggested he should sit out some of Wolves’ upcoming games.

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He said: “You had Silva stuck out on the left [against Everton], which was never really going to work, albeit I was quite impressed with some of the defending he did, but going forward – no.

“[He] missed a good chance again and just looks completely flogged at the moment and short of confidence.

“I don’t see him turning it around at this moment in time, I think he needs to be taken out of the firing line, personally.”

TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Fabio Silva…

As can be seen in what the reporter had to say about Silva, he believes that he should be rested by Espirito Santo in some upcoming games as he “needs to be taken out of the firing line”.

Should Fabio Silva be rested for some of Wolves' upcoming games?

Yes, I agree with Spiers

Yes, I agree with Spiers

No, he needs to play

No, he needs to play

This season, the 18-year-old forward has earned a weak 6.19/10 average rating over his 13 appearances in the Premier League, making him Wolves’ fourth-worst performer (per WhoScored).

So, it is clear to see that the £22.5m-rated attacker has not been performing at a good enough standard for the Old Gold.

However, due to injuries, Nuno Santo has only three attackers at his disposal – Silva, Patrick and Pedro Neto – meaning that it may not be possible for the youngster to be taken out of the team.