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Tottenham: Predicted XI vs Wolves

Tottenham return to Premier League action today as they look to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Southampton in midweek.

Antonio Conte’s side were stunned by a quickfire double from the Saints as they gave up a 2-1 lead to end up losing the match, with Che Adams heading in the winning goal.

They now come up against a Wolves team who are two points and one place behind them in the Premier League table. Bruno Lage’s men have won five of their last eight games in all competitions but did lose 1-0 to Arsenal last time out.

Will Tottenham beat Wolves?





How many changes will Conte make to the team? Here is our predicted XI…

We are predicting that he will make three alterations to the side, with Rodrigo Bentancur, Dejan Kulusevski and Matt Doherty coming in.

Conte has confirmed that Eric Dier will not be fit enough to make his return from injury. This means that he will not be available for selection and, therefore, the back three may remain the same from the defeat to the Saints, with Christian Romero, Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies lining up in defence.

At wing-back, Doherty could replace Emerson Royal after the Brazilian’s disappointing showing earlier this week. He only completed 73% of his passes and made one error leading to a show, registering a SofaScore rating of 6.4. This could lead to the Irishman being handed an opportunity to play against his former side.

In midfield, Bentancur could come in for Harry Winks. The £91k-per-week Englishman was dreadful against Southampton and deserves to lose his place for this match. As per SofaScore, he was dribbled past three times, made one error leading to a shot and made one tackle, whilst failing to make an interception or block.

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This could open up the door for the January signing to make his first Premier League start for Spurs. In 30 minutes off the bench in midweek, he made one tackle and one interception whilst also winning two of his three duels and completing 100% of his attempted dribbles – as per SofaScore. This suggests that he could impress if given the chance to play a full match as he was able to make a solid contribution off the bench.

Finally, we are predicting that Kulusevski will start on the right of the front three. With games coming thick and fast, Conte may look to rotate his attack in order to avoid burnout and potential injuries, which could see the Sweden international make his full league debut for Spurs.

AND in other news, Body blow: Spurs suffer major setback before Wolves, Conte will be fuming…

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