After failing to score a goal in their opening three Premier League games of the season, Wolves have since managed to net five in their previous four matches, winning three and losing just one in the process.
Their previous match saw Bruno Lage’s side secure a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at Molineux. Once the current international break comes to an end, the Old Gold will take on Aston Villa in their next league fixture as they look to secure another win.
One man who played a significant part in the victory against Newcastle and who we feel should be starting against Dean Smith’s side at the weekend is Hwang Hee-chan, who scored both of Wolves’ goals against the Magpies.
Since joining the Old Gold on a loan deal from German club RB Leipzig back in August, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £9.9m by Transfermarkt, has managed to score three goals in his four Premier League appearances.
In the match against Newcastle, Hwang made one key pass, created one big chance and racked up a pass accuracy percentage of 83% in addition to his two goals, ultimately earning him an overall match rating of 8.5/10,which made him the highest-rated Wolves player on the day according to SofaScore. This shows that Wolves made a good decision to bring the attacker to Molineux over the summer.
Looking ahead to the Villa clash, we feel that Hwang – who Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright said has “got everything” in his game – should definitely keep his place in the starting XI to face Villa.
Specifically, with all of Hwang’s league goals coming from him playing in the left wing position despite him predominantly being a centre-forward, we think he should stay on the wing playing alongside Wolves striker Raul Jimenez. The Mexican assisted both goals against Newcastle, which shows that the duo could have a good partnership going which could develop and improve throughout the campaign.
Looking even further down the line, we feel that if Hwang can continue playing regularly for Wolves and manages to keep scoring goals, the Old Gold should definitely use their option to buy the player on a permanent basis when his current loan deal ends.