Wolves dramatically missed out on a top 6 finish on the final day of the season after losing 0:2 at Chelsea. Despite this the campaign was a success once again. Throughout the season Santo’s men were close to the top 4, although hampered with having a very small squad and playing in the Europa League since last July. Despite the disappointment of 7th, the positives outweighed the negatives for Wolves.
Their main strengths throughout the season were being very hard to score against, while at the same time showing great efficiency in attack. Wolves had 2 separate 11-game unbeaten runs and their consistency even when they were not winning was admirable.
The size of the squad was their main weakness, with this major issue surfacing in June and July when the schedule got hectic due to the COVID-break.
Coach Santo deserves huge praise for the way he manages to overachieve with this group of players for 2 consecutive seasons now. Individually top scorer Jimenez once again shone strongly. Only Firmino from champions Liverpool had more goals and assists combined amongst centre forwards in the entire league.
Traore and veteran Moutinho also enjoyed strong seasons, with captain Coady and goalkeeper Patricio just as good at the back.
Wolves need to create more depth in their squad this transfer window if they want to stay serious contenders for top 6 places in 2020/21. It's also uncertain how many of the impressive members of the current squad will be sold.