Tottenham Hotspur are set to play against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on Sunday afternoon. Can Spurs get past Wolves this time around?
Tottenham Hotspur have once again found themselves in the doldrums after securing just two wins in their last five fixtures in all competitions. Spurs are on the back of a bitter defeat against Leeds United that ended 3-1 at Elland Road.
With just three fixtures remaining in the league, Ryan Mason will look to turn things around with a win on Sunday afternoon against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The sides last met in December when Jose Mourinho was in charge and it ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw at the Molineux Stadium. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side has not been at their best as they are currently placed 12th in the Premier League and have been plagued with injuries all throughout the season.
Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez, Jonny are currently nursing injuries, meanwhile, Willy Boly‘s involvement in the squad is doubtful after the 30-year-old tested positive for COVID-19. On the other hand, Ryan Mason has a fully fit squad at his disposal with only Ben Davies being the exception due to a calf injury.
Starting in goal, Hugo Lloris will remain unchanged. Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld will be the two centre-backs along with Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon as the full-backs. Aurier has been linked with a move at the end of the season and these last few fixtures could be his final few laps as a Spurs player.
In the midfield, the ever-reliable Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will start in the centre of the park alongside Giovani Lo Celso. Jose Mourinho has preferred pairing Hojbjerg with either Tanguy Ndombele or Moussa Sissoko, however, Mason prefers using Lo Celso instead to partner the Danish midfielder.
Dele Alli started against Leeds United and set up Son Heung-min in the 3-1 loss. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder was frozen out under Mourinho but has managed to convince Ryan Mason for a spot in the starting eleven. With that being said, Alli will start as the central attacking midfielder on Sunday afternoon.
The front three would see Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. The trident had a poor outing against Leeds in the previous league fixture and will look to make amends on Sunday afternoon. Kane, who has scored 21 goals this season in the Premier League, is on course towards winning the Golden Boot and will look to score a few more against Wolves to increase the gap between him and Mohamed Salah who also has 21 goals.