Former Wolves player Mel Eves makes an exciting prediction about Nuno's side

17th January 1981:  Wolverhampton Wanderers footballer, Kenny Hibbett, coming between his teammate Mel Eves (left) and Crystal Palace's Jim Cannon after the Crystal Palace goalkeeper Terry...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to do well in the Premier League this season.

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

Former Wolves striker Mel Eves sat down for an exclusive interview with the Express & Star, and bullishly declared that he expects Nuno Espirito Santo's side to finish inside the top 10 of the Premier League table this season.

The Black Country outfit were quite simply sensational in the Championship last season, and ended their campaign with an impressive return of 99 points, nine points clear of second placed Cardiff City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Many fancy Wolves to go on and take the Premier League by storm this season, especially considering the fact that Nuno has already been heavily backed in the summer transfer window.

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Eves, who spent nine years at Molineux, is certainly one of those backing his former side to do well this term.

He sat down for an exclusive interview with the Express & Star, and insisted that a top 10 finish is a realistic target for Wolves this season:

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo (R) gestures to the assistant referee on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between...

“I am very confident that Wolves will more than hold their own in the Premier League and I don’t think they have got anything to fear. I believe Wolves have got as good a chance as any other side to do well. I am sure that Nuno will go and play the same style of football he did last season. As long as we don’t have any real problems I think we could finish 10th. I think it is realistic that we could finish even higher than that in our first season.”

Wolves begin their Premier League campaign with a home game against Everton on August 11th, before making the trip to Leicester a week later, and Nuno's men will be looking to begin their season in fine style by taking maximum points from those outings.

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