Tottenham v Wolves – Match preview

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The enigma that is Wolverhampton Wanderers come to Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Country Portuguese Select XI have been mixing the good with the bad with the so-so all season. Chelsea were seen off a couple of weeks ago but Huddersfield and Cardiff have recently taken all the points in their meetings whilst earlier in the season draws were achieved against each of Man City, Man United and the filthy gooners. They clearly play better against the better sides – a warning to us if one was needed.

Their matches have been characterised by a lack of goals. Our game at Molyneux in The Foyth Match remains the only occasion that a side has notched more than two in a game involving W this season, thus it’ll be a surprise if we get similar goal fests to that which we’ve seen in our last two games.

Raul Jimenez is their top scorer with 5 but second in the list is defender Matt Doherty with 3. For all of the hype surrounding Rubin Neves, Helder Costa, Diego Jota & Joao Moutinho, they’ve done little to frighten opposition defenders. They’re more than capable of doing so though which suggests that manager Nuno Espirito Santo has set up his side with parsimony in defence as his priority rather than extravagance in attack.

Poch will continue his chop and change policy so accurately predicting his side is a thankless task. Near certainties for selection are the Harrys, Son, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Eriksen and Hugo. For the remainder, perm any four from Rose, Davies, Tripper, Aurier Walkers-Peters, Sanchez, Foyth, Lucas, Lamela and Dele with Skipp as an outsider.

No matter who plays, the move in to second place in the table means that the eyes of the country are upon us, can we provide a challenge to the big spending duo of Liverpool & Man City? Yes of course is the answer. Under Poch, especially if the finishing remains as clinical as it has been during the last couples of games, anything is possible.

Stuart Atwell is the referee.


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  1. Against Wolves, we need to be on the front foot once the whistle blows and we cannot afford to start slowly. The Wolves players proof that they are no pushovers when we played them at the Molineux in November although we won the game. If our defence are not careful, we will be punished by them. My concern is that if they park their bus and put 10 men behind the ball, how are we going to tackle it? Are we able to break open their defence for the first half an hour? Their coach said that they won’t take it lightly and will attack us throughout the game. If they can’t keep possession of the ball, I think they will still defend and try counter attacking us in a way when they broke up our play. Our defence need to pull up their socks, work doubly hard to keep their attacking players at bay. Sissoko and Winks will need to work hand in hand to support our 2 cbs when they are under pressure. COYS!!! We believe in you. Show us your fighting spirit and winning mentality!


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