The stats that prove Wolves have the best defence in the country

Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday have also impressed.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a superb start to life back in the Championship.

After back-to-back relegations, the Midlands side could have been forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves and plummeting further down English football's league pyramid.

Instead, in came Kenny Jackett and promotion from League One was achieved at the first time of asking. Now, eight games into the current campaign, Wolves are third in the Championship.

And, according to the Football League Power Rankings website, Jackett's side have the best defence in the country.

It is no wonder when you consider Wolves have conceded just three goals so far this season.

Southampton, Wednesday, Burnley and Aston Villa have also conceded very few but a look at other areas puts Wolves first overall. Indeed, Jackett's men are yet to concede more than one goal before half-time, giving them seven 'first-half clean sheets.'

And the Midlands side also have the joint-highest amount of clean sheets and clean sheet percentage with Sheffield Wednesday.

In terms of goals conceded per game, however, Wolves lead the way, as their three goals conceded are from eight games, as opposed to Southampton's from only five in the Premier League.

Jackett's team travel to Reading on Sunday at 1.15pm, where they will face a side just four points behind them in the Championship table.

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