How Wolves became early favourites to win the Championship

20 September 2017 08:52
Wolves finished 15th in the Championship last season but, after changing their manager and signing 12 players, they look like genuine title contendersBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThe Championship is notoriously competitive and this season is proving to be no exception. After eight rounds of fixtures, the top six clubs are separated by just two points and none of the three pre-seasons favourites – Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Fulham – are in those play-off places. Villa and Fulham aren’t even in the top half – although they are just seven points behind Leeds, Wolves and Cardiff, who sit at the top of the table with 17 points. The season isn’t yet two months old but momentum has already swung one way and then another. Cardiff City won their first five games of the season; Ipswich will go top if they win their game in hand on the leaders; and Leeds currently sit in first place. But Wolves are the one side who look like genuine title contenders, which is somewhat remarkable given their summer of upheaval. Related: Jorge Mendes and Wolves: how deep does the agent’s influence run? | David Conn Related: Is Wolves’ record signing Rúben Neves really suited to the Championship? Continue reading. . read full article

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