sport news Wolves have top four in sight and are flying the flag in Europe

Six points off the top four with a place in the last 32 of the Europa League, the transformation at Wolves has been rapid and remarkable.

Nuno Espirito Santo's team know that victory in this evening's game with Leicester City will see them leapfrog Champions League-chasing Tottenham and sit just three points off the coveted fourth place.

They also host Espanyol on Thursday as their Europa League adventure continues.  

Sportsmail looks at the key components of the Wolves side and their run-in for the second half of the season.

Wolves could go three points behind Chelsea if they beat Leicester City on Friday night

Wolves could go three points behind Chelsea if they beat Leicester City on Friday night

Attacking power  

With 11 goals in 25 league games, it's hard to overlook the importance of Raul Jimenez. 

The 28-year-old has been a revelation since making the move to Molineux and has unsurprisingly attracted interest from other clubs.  

Wolves are blessed with attacking midfielders such as Pedro Neto, Diogo Jota and January signing Daniel Podence but don't have any other out-and-out strikers that could step up if the Mexican was injured or suspended. That's why it was imperative they held on to the forward in January.

However, Jimenez isn't the only player that can weigh-in with a goal. Adama Traore has netted five times in all competitions and has also provided eight assists.

The winger has made notable improvements to his game this season and has the ability to punish defenders with his pace and strength. 

Traore is another player that has been linked with a move away from the club but he will be crucial to Wolves' hopes of finishing in the top six and progressing in the Europa League.

Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have netted 15 goals between them in the league this season

Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have netted 15 goals between them in the league this season

Captain fantastic

Conor Coady is the only outfield player to have played every minute of every Premier League game for Wolves this season.

The captain wears his heart on his sleeve and isn't afraid of speaking his mind when it comes to post-match interviews. 

However, Coady is not immune from errors and two of his mistakes have resulted in opposition goals. 

Romain Saiss and Leo Dendoncker also have better defensive stats compared  with almost double the amount of interceptions and both have won more tackles (32 and 47 in comparison to Coady's 30).

But it's the captains organisation and determination that makes him so vital.  

Every club needs a leader and Coady epitomises the spirit of Nuno's team. 

Conor Coady is the only outfield player to have played every minute of every league game

Conor Coady is the only outfield player to have played every minute of every league game 

Magic Moutinho 

For the last few years there has been a buzz about the young players in the Wolves midfield with names like Jota, Neto and Ruben Neves emerging as exciting prospects.

But it's arguably been a more experienced player who has been the star in the centre of the park this season.  

Joao Moutinho will be 34 this year but the

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