I think it is safe to say that Wolves are on a roll right now. We have not lost a game in the Premier League since game-week two against Leicester City, and have played some outstanding football to get these results winning four of our last five games. In my preview to this season I wrote about how Wolves would offer value for money on FPL with their defenders and this has already bared its fruits. With no Wolves defender or keeper valued at 5.0M or higher yet, and with four clean sheets in the last five there is no reason as to why you should not have a gold shirt in your defence.
Rui Patricio has been in my side since the start of the season as I was astounded that his price was 4.5M. The Portugal number one was a much-touted name upon his arrival and many were shocked that Wolves pulled off such a move. He has already won points for us with some huge saves against Manchester City, West Ham, Manchester United and most recently Crystal Palace. His last five games have seen him produce scores of 7, 6, 3, 10, and 9 which are scores you would associate with a premium goalkeeper. He is a truly top keeper who has only just got his first price rise of the season. To me there is no better budget price goalkeeper in FPL, as our defensive record shows he will get a lot of clean sheets, produce save points, at no risk of being dropped and will be a consistent point returner. He is only behind Ederson currently for points so tell me again why don’t you have Patricio in your side?
Every season in FPL a new cut price cult hero arrives from nowhere to eventually be in near enough everybody’s squads and producing consistently high returns, this year that hero is Matt Doherty. The Irishman made a sluggish start to the Premier League and looked to be struggling to start with and even scored an own goal in that defeat to Leicester City. But his fortunes began to turn around when we won away at West Ham United. In that game Doherty was unlucky to not score and really should have had an assist but Raul Jiminez miskicked a simple chance. So, he had to make do with a standard and welcome six-point return. This past month however, has seen Doherty show all the attacking potential I knew he possessed. He has produced three double digit returns in the last four weeks and picking up all three bonus points in three of them, after picking up two assists and this past week the winning goal against Palace. Doherty has already risen in price twice this season and that will surely go up by the time game-week nine arrives. His defensive stats are also very good with the Irishman producing 13 interceptions, 20 clearances, 38 recoveries and a tackle success rate of 56%. It is also worth mentioning that Doherty is currently tied with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson for the second highest scoring defender in FPL.
Willy Boly has been immense ever since he joined Wolves last season and it is no shock to see him do so well in the Premier League. His power combined with fantastic ability on the ball and reading of the game make quite a formidable opponent for any striker to come against. At 4.6M the Frenchman is only owned by 5.0% of FPL managers which is understandable as many will flock towards the inform Doherty and cheap Ryan Bennett, but with such low ownership Boly can become a powerful differential. He is always a threat at set pieces and has already opened his account this season, but he should be a bonus point magnet for when Doherty does not return attacking points. He has only got three bonus points so far this season across the eight games, but this should steadily increase thanks to his defensive contributions. Boly currently produces on average 48 passes per game and these are often incisive passes to help us push on the attack, has a tackle success of 53% 16 interceptions, 39 clearances, 54 recoveries, and crucially has only committed three fouls and has no yellow cards. These numbers if they continue as they are should see Boly get his fair amount of bonus points alongside an occasional goal, so if you love a good differential then Boly is your man. With Wolves currently having the fourth best defensive record and games against Watford and Brighton after the break I feel you should really be looking at getting these guys into your sides.