Wolves never score many goals but now they are shipping them too

Wolves have scored five goals this season – as many has Miguel Almirón has this month – but their defence is a bigger worryBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredWolves’ issues in front of goal began when Raúl Jiménez sustained a skull fracture at Arsenal in November 2019. Before then, the Mexican had taken to the Premier League well, scoring 30 goals across his first two seasons in England. Yet as his goals dried up, so did Wolves’. Jiménez returned to the team eight months later, but he has not been as effective. Factor in the departures of Diogo Jota to Liverpool and Matt Doherty to Spurs, and it’s easy to see why Wolves have struggled in front of goal.That being said, they still have players who can fire the team up the table. Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traoré are tricky wingers who can get the better of any marker, though Neto was out for 10 months last season with a knee injury that curtailed his development. Wolves also sought to rectify their striking issues in the summer by signing Sasa Kalajdzic from VfB Stuttgart for £15.5m. As luck would have it, the Austrian sustained a serious knee injury on his debut and is likely to miss the rest of the season.

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