Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoyed a 1-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon and Willy Boly was one of many players to come away with praise for his performance. The 29-year-old limited Villa to only one shot on target in their own backyard while limiting Keinan Davis and Mbwanna Samatta to three efforts between them.
Since Willy Boly returned we have kept 8 clean sheets in the last 9 premier league matches, just two goals conceeded in the match vs Spurs and we still won that. Don’t underestimate the importance of Boly, unbelievable CB who we signed for just £10m. An absolute bargain 😃 #wwfc
— Josh Tunnicliffe (@Tunni90) June 27, 2020
Willy Boly is the best defender in Europe not called Virgil.
— Ben Husband 🌹🌹 (@BenHusband) June 27, 2020
I don’t even think he broke sweat this afternoon absolute breeze for him
— Steven Chambers (@schambers1976) June 27, 2020
32 league games in and Wolves are 5th. Willy Boly has played just 16 of those games. Imagine where we might be if he'd been an ever present this season 🤔 He's such an immense presence #wwfc #wolves #wolvesaywe
— Colin Peppiatt (@ColinPep1) June 27, 2020
Willy Boly > VVD
— clout killing the children (@AKidofHisWord) June 27, 2020
Willy Boly what a top CB mind snip for 10m!
— Stato (@Stato82227625) June 27, 2020
Against Villa, Boly played for 90 minutes, made 41 touches, won four aerial duels, completed 81.3% of his 32 passes, attempted four long balls with 25% accuracy, blocked one shot, made one tackle, gave away four fouls and made four clearances.
The £13.05m-rated player has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal and making one assist. He missed three months of the campaign with a fractured fibula but has returned better than ever, shoring up Wolves’ backline and helping to keep seven clean sheets in their last eight league games.
It’s worth noting that Wolves shut out just one club in their 15 league games without Boly, so a lacklustre Villa side didn’t stand a chance of breaching the backline. The win sees Wolves go fifth in the Premier League table with 52 points from 32 games.