A revealing stat emerged after Wolves’ 5-1 loss on Wednesday night that will surely have supporters up in arms over the team’s poor attacking output this season under new boss Bruno Lage.
Despite sitting eighth in the Premier League table, the midlands team have only managed to pick up one point in their last five games and have seen embarrassing defeats at the hands of Burnley, Brighton and Manchester City, and their lack of attacking prowess looks to be a big reason for this.
This lack of goals was embarrassingly highlighted after the team’s 5-1 thrashing by league leads City as Belgium maestro Kevin De Bruyne put the team to the sword with his four goals as he led the Manchester team closer to the Premier League title while Wolves find themselves in a fight for a top ten finish after looking at challenging for European football just weeks ago.
While losing to City is not an embarrassing matter by any means, a surprising stat that emerged during the game which highlights the midlands team’s ineptitude at scoring this season is. Independent journalist Richard Jolly revealed on Twitter that De Bruyne has now scored more goals at the Molineux than every Wolves player apart from one.
He wrote, “Only Raul Jimenez (4) has scored more Premier League goals at Molineux this season than Kevin de Bruyne”.
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Prior to this recent bad run of form, Bruno Lage’s men have been one of the best defensive teams in the league, ranking fourth for goals conceded only bettered by Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City.
Despite this, they have lacked goals considerably, ranking 17th in goals scored with 36 with only relegated Watford and Norwich and survival hopefuls Burnley scoring less. Their main goalscorer Jimenez has only managed six this season and is currently averaging 418 per goal with a goal conversion of 14% and 39% shot accuracy.
Their defence has kept them as a top ten team this season but their lack of goals could see them fall far down the table next season if they do not manage to resolve the problem.