Wolves successfully revived their clean-sheet mentality with three shutouts in four October matches.
Nuno's well-drilled side did not concede a single goal in open play.
Having let in seven goals across their two final matches of September, Wolves made tremendous progress under the guidance of their tactically astute head coach.
Since guiding Wolves back to the Premier League, Nuno has tweaked rather than made wholesale changes to his starting XI.
Nuno has often supplemented that position with the inclusion of Leander Dendoncker in a 3-5-2 formation.
However, in recent matches we have seen more of a change of direction, with the Belgian being used in a two-man central midfield unit instead.
|Distance covered (km)||12 (1st)||10.6 (5th)||11.9 (2nd)|
|Top speed (km/hr)||33.2 (3rd)||28.6 (12th)||30.8 (11th)|
|Sprints||15.5 (2nd)||5.8 (9th)||5.4 (10th)|
*Club rank in brackets
Dendoncker has responded with a series of impressive box-to-box displays.
The 25-year-old is a great asset in both penalty areas and his athleticism gives him an advantage over Moutinho and Neves.
In covering a lot of ground at higher speeds and making many additional sprints, he has lifted the tempo and dynamics inside Wolves’ middle third.
Dendoncker's desire to make runs into the opposition box has also provided a fresh dimension, with his fellow midfielders tending to sit deeper.
Another positive for Nuno has been the seamless integration of several new players.
Left-sided central defender Max Kilman, 23, has been excellent since breaking into the first team.
He boasts a 90 per cent pass accuracy rate and has been reliable at the back, making 14 clearances and four blocks in his five starts.
The duo have one goal and two assists each in 2020/21 and are keeping Adama Traore, so prominent last season, on the fringes of the starting XI.
There has been a subtle period of change at Wolves with a new-look side settling in during the early weeks.
But Nuno’s calm and shrewd style has ensured that they have adapted quickly, picking up 13 points to sit ninth in the table.
Now, after losing their four-match unbeaten run at Leicester City last time out, the Portuguese will want a response against Southampton.