Villa Park news: "Just pops up" - Wolves' new dangerman is 'the big one' for Aston Villa

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Journalist Luke Hatfield thinks that Wolves striker Hee-chan Hwang could be a major threat in the Midlands derby against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Wolves travel to Villa Park knowing that a win would take them above their rivals in the table.

How has Hwang started at Wolves?

Hwang arrived at Molineux in the final week of the transfer window on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig, and he has taken very little time to settle in.

He scored on his debut against Watford last month as Wolves picked up their first Premier League win of the season, and he went one better in his latest outing when he bagged a brace at home to Newcastle during a 2-1 victory.

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What has Hatfield said about Hwang?

Hatfield has liked what he's seen from Hwang, and expects the 25-year-old to potentially cause Villa problems given how well he is playing at the moment.

When asked whether Villa should be wary of the forward, Hatfield told GIVEMESPORT: “Yeah, I think so. Hwang’s probably the big one given his form. He looks like a real goal poacher, and the type of player who’s hard to track in that penalty box because he just pops up.

“He’s always working and you’ve constantly got to have an eye out for him.”

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Can Hwang continue his goalscoring form against Villa?

With three goals in four league appearances, Hwang is Wolves' leading scorer in the top-flight this term, and appears to be playing with plenty of confidence.

He may have his work cut out to get on the scoresheet again this weekend, though. Villa have kept three clean sheets already in England's top division in 2021/22, and have conceded just once in their three home games to date, signalling that Hwang may have to feed off scraps against Dean Smith's men.

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Then again, the Villans have also shipped a combined total of six goals in their away defeats to Watford and Chelsea, highlighting how their defence is far from impregnable.

Hwang seems to be building a promising partnership with Raul Jimenez, as the Mexican striker set up both of his goals against Newcastle. If the duo can link up effectively once more on Saturday, then there is every chance that Hwang will find the net again, and this could help Wolves pick up another positive result under Bruno Lage. 

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