Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing Europa Conference League defeat against Pacos de Ferreira when they travel to Wolves on Sunday.
Nuno Espirito Santo fielded a much-changed starting line-up in Portugal on Thursday, with all those that featured in last weekend’s 1-0 triumph against Manchester City remaining in London.
Heung-min Son’s second-half strike secured all three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites will be looking to follow up on that scalp when Nuno makes his first return to Molineux this weekend.
There has been a change for Wolves since Nuno’s departure earlier this summer, recruiting fellow Portuguese manager Bruno Lage from Benfica as his successor.
Lage kicked off his Premier League tenure in the West Midlands with a tightly contested 1-0 defeat to Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Where and how to watch
Date: Sunday 22 August
Kick-Off: 14:00 (BST)
Venue: Molineux Stadium
TV: Match not televised (UK), NBCSN (US)
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Last Five Meetings
Tottenham 2-0 Wolves (PL) – 16/05/21
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham (PL) – 27/12/20
Tottenham 2-3 Wolves (PL) – 01/03/20
Wolves 1-2 Tottenham (PL) – 15/12/19
Tottenham 1-3 Wolves (PL) – 29/12/18
(Results via transfermarkt.com)
Spurs are likely to revert to a similar line-up that beat Man City last weekend following Thursday’s tepid performance in Portugal.
New signings Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil featured but may drop out as they continue to build match fitness, while Hugo Lloris is expected to come back in for Pierluigi Gollini.
The main news falls once again on the shoulders of Harry Kane, who has since returned to full first-team training at Hotspur Way.
The England captain was left out of both squads that faced City and Pacos but could have some involvement against Wolves should he travels with the team.
Want-away midfielder Tanguy Ndombele looks set to miss out again, as he continues to push for an exit from north London.
Wolves welcomed back Raul Jimenez against Leicester after the Mexican fractured his skull last November and is expected to line up for Lage again.
They also have a number of injury concerns themselves to contend with, Daniel Podence, Jonny Otto and Willy Boly all expected to miss out. Pedro Neto is still absent with a knee injury.
New defensive signing Yerson Mosquera will also miss the clash at Molineux with a hamstring problem.
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