Wolves are preparing to kick their 2020/21 season into gear after suffering two early defeats, including their shock demolition at the hands of West Ham. The Irons will be thrilled with their electric performance, firing four past Nuno Espirito Santo’s men at the London Stadium.
The international break will have given the players time to get their heads back in the game as they get ready to face Leeds on Monday. It goes without saying that the man Marcelo Bielsa should be most wary of is the clinical Raul Jimenez. It’s very likely he will have come up with a plan catered to keeping the goal-getter quiet, but there’s one man the Wolves star may be able to exploit.
Despite Leeds’ impressive start to their returning Premier League season, a few cracks have already shown. Whilst their attack has been a handful for the opposition, their defence is something that may need extra attention before they host Wolves this weekend. One man in particular who will need to produce a solid performance is Robin Koch, who has already proven he has a mistake in him.
The centre-back gave away a penalty in his side’s opening match of the season against Liverpool, which arguably handed the Reds the win despite Leeds fighting tooth and nail for a result. In his most recent performance against Manchester City, Koch was dribbled past three times and lost four of his six attempted duels. His one main weakness has been identified as error proneness, which opens the door for Jimenez to exploit this (via Sofascore).
The £36million-valued striker has already bagged two goals this season and will be looking to add more to his portfolio. Wolves are just one point behind Leeds at the moment so it will be a very evenly-matched game, but Nuno will be putting faith in his clinical attack, especially the widely-regarded Jimenez.
Conor Coady recently lauded his teammate as a “sensational” player and the forward has a big chance to live up to the skipper’s comments.