WOLVES PUSHING IN EUROPA BUT PREFER UCL
Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers are having an impressive run this term. They are pressing to make the final cut for the UEFA Champions League next season. They currently place sixth but with the same number of points as fifth-placed Manchester United at 52 points. Both sides are two points away from Chelsea in fourth place and three points away from struggling Leicester City side in third place. This makes it a very interesting run in the final eight games.
If Manchester City lose their appeal it means the rest in the top five will get the Champions League spot. Wolves are in the Europa League with stars like Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore helping them reach the Round of 16. They forced a draw against Greek side Olympiacos before the season was suspended due to Covid-19. The second leg is slated for early August and they are favoured to progress. The quarter and semi final will be single games rather than the home and away fixtures.
While the Wanderers would keep pushing in the Europa League, Nuno Espirito Santo remains focused on playing in the elite European tournament next season. They have tough fixtures against Arsenal, Sheffield United and Everton respectively. Burnley, Crystal Palace and Chelsea follow to wrap up the season.
As they finish the season, they would meet Olympiakos, try and finish the Europa, just then the new Premier League season would restart likely in September. It’s a tough run but there is plenty of rewards if things go according to plan. It has been such an amazing run.
The coach and the top players are already subject of speculation but Molineux will try and retain them beyond the summer window if they want the momentum sustained.