This article forms part of our Last Time Out feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player fared against his team’s next opponent the last time the two sides faced off.
When Brighton take on Wolves in the Premier League later today, Graham Potter will be wary of the threat that Diogo Jota poses to his side’s chances of getting anything from the game.
Jota has been in excellent form of late, scoring in Wolves’ last outing against Tottenham, and did so much damage the last time these two sides met. In the 2-2 draw at the Amex back in December, the 23-year-old scored twice and was a constant threat on the day.
In total, he managed six shots, more than any player, and managed to complete two dribbles. That and the above resulted in Jota earning an 8.3 match rating on WhoScored — the highest rating from the game — as Wolves went on to earn themselves a point after finding themselves 2-1 down.
With Wolves only three points behind a Champions League spot, Nuno Espirito Santo will be desperate for a similar performance from his compatriot as he looks to steer his side into the top four. And should they get there, they have a good chance of staying there.
Is Diogo Jota back to his best?
Room to improve
Chelsea, who currently occupy that fourth position, have been dropping points left, right and centre since the new year, with their latest 2-2 draw with Bournemouth an example of that. So if Jota can hurt Brighton again and inspire Wolves to more points, then the Midlands club could be trading the Europa League for the Champions League next season.
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