Wolves the giant chillers: the side of Santo has reached points of five of the big six

Wolves the giant chillers: Nuno Espirito Santo's side has reached points of five of the big six this season and can now hurt Manchester City again

  • Wolves travel Monday night to Manchester City in the Premier League
  • The side of Nuno Espirito Santo has an impressive list of achievements against the & # 39; Top Six & # 39;
  • The promoted side has removed points from five of the best sides of the league this season
  • They have already held City and have done so in the Carabao Cup last campaign

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Some believe that Wolves Liverpool had a good time by throwing them out of the FA Cup last weekend. They may be about to do them again if they can keep their good shape against the Top Six when they are in Manchester City on Monday night.

Nuno Espirito Santo's team only promoted to the Premier League last season after taking the lead in the championship, but they have already proven themselves more than capable of protecting the best against the best.

If they were placed in a mini league next to City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, the Midlands outfit would take third place.

Nuno Espirito Santo and his party have shown a dexterity in disrupting the & # 39; Top Six & # 39; of the competition

Nuno Espirito Santo and his party have shown a dexterity in disrupting the & # 39; Top Six & # 39; of the competition

TOP SIX AND WOOLEN MINI-LIGA … THEY KEEP THEIR OWN
PositionTeamPwDLFAGDpts
1Liverpool8431157815
2Manchester City742195414
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 2 3 2 10 10 0 9
4Tottenham Hotspur83051314-19
5Chelsea6222101008
6Arsenal71331116-56
7Manchester United7133814-66

That was largely due to their powerful attacking threat, Santo's side had a mix of speed and deception with which even some of Europe's top defenses struggled.

While Ivan Cavaleiro and Raul Jiminez have found the back of the net, the impact of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves pulling the strings in the middle of the park has been just as important.

Their ability to combine it with the best of them was proof of already in August when they held champions City at home.

It was the first copy of the newcomers with a top flight who used their counterattacks for dangerous effects and did not have possession of the ball anymore as they looked to hit Pep Guardiola's side on the counter – although they had a happy goal from Willy Boly to thank for the point behind the ball clearly came out of his hand.

They continued to prove that it was no fluke either, by going to Old Trafford and luring Jose Mourinho's men to a 1-1 draw with a similar show of defensive action, Joao Moutinho's second half equalizer enough to help his party to a point.

The promoted side has already had Manchester City this season thanks to a Willy Boly goal

The promoted side has already had Manchester City this season thanks to a Willy Boly goal

The promoted side has already had Manchester City this season thanks to a Willy Boly goal

Joao Moutinho beat Old Trafford in September to help Wolves secure a point at United

Joao Moutinho beat Old Trafford in September to help Wolves secure a point at United

Joao Moutinho beat Old Trafford in September to help Wolves secure a point at United

The Emirates saw the first real glimpse of how furious they can be during the break. Arsenal fell behind after high-pressing wolves allowed to make a mistake from Granit Xhaka, Ivan Cavaleiro who ended the move.

Only the woodwork and Bernd Leno prevented the visitors from taking all three points with three interruptions when the side of Unai Emery pushed all three points.

However, they have also shown that they can play on the front foot. Chelsea guarded a 1-0 lead over Molineux in December when Morgan Gibbs-White created the tying run. Again it was the speed of their transition that Chelsea caught the winner after Willian was expropriated.

Ivan Cavaleiro runs away after he has put the other side in the Emirates in November

Ivan Cavaleiro runs away after he has put the other side in the Emirates in November

Ivan Cavaleiro runs away after he has put the other side in the Emirates in November

Raul Jiminez was on the score sheet when she defeated Chelsea 2-1 in Molineux in December

Raul Jiminez was on the score sheet when she defeated Chelsea 2-1 in Molineux in December

Raul Jiminez was on the score sheet when she defeated Chelsea 2-1 in Molineux in December

Santo's side, however, grows in confidence, and by far the best win of the season so far came against one side of Tottenham who tried to find his way in the title race.

A bit of everything was to be seen – their threat of battered pieces, their rapid counterattack and creativity – when they came from Wembley with a 3-1 victory.

Since then Wolves have given the men of Jurgen Klopp the sword in the FA Cup, their 2-0 victory, which means that each of the Top Six has defeated at least once this season.

That was the case last year in the Carabao Cup at the Ethiad, where the side of Santo, who then led the championship, held Guardiola's champions 0-0 at the Etihad before they went out with penalties.

The Spaniard came out and blamed the match ball for their inability to puncture Wolves' defense that evening. He can not have such an excuse if they do not win tonight.

Helder Costa runs towards the fans after winning the win against Tottenham Hotspur

Helder Costa runs towards the fans after winning the win against Tottenham Hotspur

Helder Costa runs towards the fans after winning the win against Tottenham Hotspur

Although they did not beat them in the league, Wolves also beat Liverpool from the FA Cup

Although they did not beat them in the league, Wolves also beat Liverpool from the FA Cup

Although they did not beat them in the league, Wolves also beat Liverpool from the FA Cup

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