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4 goals, 60 passes per game: The Wolves star hurtling the club towards promotion

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Barring the most incredible of late collapses to befall a football team, Wolves will surely be a Premier League side in the 2018/19 campaign.

The men from Molineux have been brilliant this season and have often simply brushed teams aside in their quest to return to the top flight.

They were fancied by many, of course, with their summer recruitment in mind but the players still had to perform and adapt quickly – something that has happened largely with aplomb.

And, whilst the likes of Diogo Jota will get the praise for his goals and attacking flair, it’s been Ruben Neves in midfield who has been arguably the leading light – which is why he’s the FLW Spotlight’s latest subject:

Saying Neves has been fantastic is a pretty easy thing to do but when you look at his stats it’s clear that there’s very few other ways of describing his first season in English football.

He doesn’t score many, of course, but that is not why he is in the side and when he does hit the net, it’s normally spectacular.

The real reason he was signed was to be chief orchestrator in the middle of the pitch and his passing stats – as well as his tackles per game – show how he bosses the midfield.

The Portuguese averages 60 passes a game at the moment, with over 84% of them successful – something that is no mean feat in the frantic pace of a Championship match.

But that goes to sum Neves up, despite all that’s going on around him he still finds away to exert his class on the game, and that is why he’s been so good this year.

Thoughts, Wolves fans? Let us know below!


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Article title: 4 goals, 60 passes per game: The Wolves star hurtling the club towards promotion

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