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Wolverhampton Wanderers are just starting to finally find their feet in the Premier League as the country’s top two tiers embark on a two-week hiatus for international duty.
Their 2-1 win over Aston Villa at the weekend saw them rise to eighth in the league, just one place behind where they finished last season, so their recent exploits have certainly gone under the radar.
After enduring a slow start, Wolves are now in the top half for the first time since the opening day, though some of their shortfalls can be attributed to having to deal with a rigorous Europa League qualification campaign.
Now they have one foot in the knockout stages of the competition.
Another player has stepped up to the plate, however.
Adama Traore has always been a marmite figure amongst fans at Molineux, epitomised in his transition from last season where he was blasted against Southampton to now being lauded for netting a brace against the reigning champions Manchester City.
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Per WhoScored, Traore is also managing an average of 3.6 dribbles and 1.1 key passes per game, making him one of Wolves’ most threatening attacking outlets.
The Spaniard also provided the assist for Jimenez’s winner on Sunday against Villa, which could go to show that he been forming a new partnership up top, certainly in the void of the Portuguese forward.