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West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: 'I was aware of Wolves' form in China'

Pellegrini: 'I was aware of Wolves in China'
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West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini says that he was aware of Chinese-backed Wolverhampton Wanderers during his time at Hebei China Fortune.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that he became aware of Wolverhampton Wanderers' form while managing in the Chinese Super League.

Wolves are backed by Chinese owners Fosun International, and the conglomerate are keen to enhance the club's reputation in their homeland after promotion to the Premier League.

West Ham host Wolves at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and Pellegrini has suggested that he had been left impressed by the style of play of Nuno Espirito Santo's side.

At a press conference, the Chilean told reporters: "When I was out in China I was always seeing what was happening, Nuno Espirito Santo has done some good work with Wolves, not only because they were promoted but the amount of points the got in the Championship.

"I think they're a team who can play against [Manchester] City or any team in the Premier League the way they are doing after three games and they are doing very well."

Both clubs are still searching for their first win in the top flight since the start of the season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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