Premier League Hot Take: Wolves/Crystal Palace
I had hoped that a return home would cure the blues of the Old Gold. Molineux? More like Molin-no. Old Gold? More like Oh God. As in Oh God, (The) Wolves were terrible! Lethargic passing, crosses to no one, Pedro Neto is not ready to play let alone start, Jonny showing the rust of forgotten bicycle. Not too long ago, the pundits were placing (The) Wolves in the European conversation. With their current form, Lage and Co. will be lucky to stay in the top eight conversation. (The) Wolves are no longer flying under the radar and if you are prepared, they can be got. Crystal Palace, and Wilfried Zaha in particular, came to play. They came with a press that pushed (The) Wolves so far back, Hwang Hee-chan found himself back at RB Leipzig. A truly dreadful performance by a team in dreadful form. My not-quite-ready for his close up player: With Gareth Southgate in attendance, maybe Max Kilman was more than a little nervous.