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Romero On The Bench, Skipp To Start | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wolves

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Nuno Espirito Santo returns to Molineux on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur face Wolves. The Lilywhites have an excellent start to the new season, beating defending champions Manchester City 1-0 in London and will be full of confidence as they take on their manager’s former side that stumbled to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Leicester City.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wolves

Defence

Nuno Espirito Santo has a difficult choice to make in defence when it comes to team selection. His team performed wonderfully well in the game against Manchester City, with the likes of Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez producing masterful defensive performances.

While Tanganga is more than likely to retain his role at right-back, Nuno faces a dilemma at centre-back. Cristian Romero, namely, was brought in from Atalanta for a fortune and had made his debut for Spurs as a substitute.

But it won’t be surprising to see him being slowly integrated into the rigours of the Premier League. As such, we may witness the Sanchez-Dier partnership once again, at the heart of Spurs’ four-man backline.

Sergio Reguilon, meanwhile, is a guaranteed starter at left-back, with Hugo Lloris completing the backline by starting in between the sticks, ahead of new signing Pierluigi Gollini.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wolves - Tanganga set for another start.
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Europa League Group J stage match between Tottenham Hotspur and Royal Antwerp at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 10, 2020 in London, United K Tottenham Hotspur v Royal Antwerp: Group J – UEFA Europa League Copyright: xSebastianxFrejx

Midfield

Oliver Skipp made a solid impression after being handed a start against Manchester City. He was calm and composed in possession, which should be enough to hand him another starting opportunity ahead of Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko.

Alongside him, Tottenham’s midfield lynchpin Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be handed the responsibility of offering the work ethic and aggression in the team’s second line of press. His presence could indeed be crucial in stifling Wolves’ progress from the middle.

Attack

It will be interesting how things transpire in the final third as well. Dele Alli wasn’t particularly impressive but given Giovani Lo Celso’s lack of minutes during the pre-season, the Englishman may retain his role in the number ten slot.

No changes are expected elsewhere either, with Spurs once again likely to cope without Harry Kane. His absence should pave the way for Son Heung-Min to spearhead the attack once again, with additional support from Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.

There is a window of opportunity for new signing Bryan Gil to make his debut after joining from Sevilla in the summer. He is a potential alternative for the wide attackers.

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