Wolves trio Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez all struggled in the chastening 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds United on Friday night.
Bruno Lage’s side suffered a dramatic loss to the Whites at Molineux in what was a Premier League classic. Wolves led 2-0 thanks to goals from Jonny and Francisco Trincao, but Jimenez was shown a red card in the second half and the game was duly turned on its head. with the visitors striking three goals, including a stoppage time winner, to complete a crazy turnaround.
We’ve looked at the numbers from statistical experts Sofascore to analyse who the Old Gold’s three worst players were on the night, among those to have played for 45 minutes or longer.
Willy Boly – 6.1
Making a rare start this season, Boly failed to enjoy a productive night upon being restored to the first XI. The centre-back lost possession 18 times in total and was part of a Wolves defence which fell to pieces after Jimenez was sending off., conceding three times in a fairly short period.
Boly also played only three accurate long balls out of 13 attempted and won just half (3/6) of his ground duels.
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Romain Saiss – 6.1
Saiss was another Wolves player who was far from his best at Molineux as his team’s European aspirations took an almighty hit.
The Moroccan didn’t win either of his two aerial duels against Leeds, also prevailing in just two out of six ground duels as he failed to dominate at the back.
Saiss also gave away two fouls and lost possession eight times in what was an erratic showing from a player who has largely been excellent this season.
Raul Jimenez – 5.1
It was Jimenez who got the lowest rating, no doubt chiefly because of his red card, although it seemed a harsh decision following a foul on Illan Meslier which earned him a second booking.
Nonetheless, the Mexican only managed 26 touches during his 53 minutes on the pitch, the second fewest of any Wolves starer, also losing the ball 10 times and winning just three out of 11 ground duels.
No tackles or interceptions recorded highlighted how Jimenez also struggled out of possession on a bad night for the 30-year-old.
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