Gollini, Romero And Gil To Start | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wolves

Predicted Tottenham Lineup Vs Wolves - Gollini to start.
Pierluigi Gollini of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, White Hart Lane, England on 18 September 2021. PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK Copyright: xVincexMignottx PMI-4431-0006

Tottenham Hotspur kickstart their Carabao Cup campaign on Wednesday as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. It will be the second return to the Molineux for Nuno Espirito Santo, whose Spurs side had earlier beaten the Wolves 1-0 in August. Things could get a bit more challenging this time as the Lilywhites look to rest some of their key players.

Predicted Tottenham Lineup Vs Wolves

Defence

Nuno will have his one eye on the important North London derby on the weekend, which means he is expected to deploy a second fiddle squad in this encounter.

Fortunately for the Portuguese tactician, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez were back from isolation during the weekend game with Chelsea. They are both in contention to feature, with Eric Dier likely to be rested, having picked up a knock earlier this month.

Matt Doherty, meanwhile, should return to the side, replacing Emerson Royal at right-back. The same can be said for Sergio Reguilon on the opposite flank, with Ben Davies coming into the side in a new-look Spurs defence.

There might be further change in goal as well as Hugo Lloris makes way for new signing Pierluigi Gollini.

Predicted Tottenham Lineup Vs Wolves - Romero to start in defence.
Three Tottenham players are undergoing quarantine in Dubrovnik before returning to the UK Cristian Romero of Tottenham during a training session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on September 14, 2021. Three Tottenham players are undergoing their mandatory ten-day quarantine before returning to the UK. Last week the Argentine Spurs duo were with the national team, Nationalteam in Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers, but this super derby of the South American qualifiers was interrupted because of quarantine rules had been violated. Due to the delta variant of the coronavirus, which is widespread in Great Britain, the South Americans prescribed 14 days of quarantine on everyone coming from the United Kingdom. GrgoxJelavic/PIXSELL

Midfield

Tanguy Ndombele was given a rare starting opportunity in the game against Chelsea. That is unlikely to be the case on Wednesday as Nuno reverts to a 4-2-3-1 formation that might incorporate Oliver Skipp in the double-pivot.

Alongside him, Harry Winks is in contention to feature as Tottenham look to provide a breather to key midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The two have a point to prove, especially if Nuno starts to consider Ndombele as part of his first-team plans from now on.

As for the advanced midfield position, Giovani Lo Celso could be given another start ahead of Dele Alli. Ndombele, too, is in contention, but the Argentine may get the nod ahead.

Attack

As for the attack, Tottenham are almost certain to employ Bryan Gil. The new signing from Sevilla may operate on the right-hand side, ahead of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, who remain doubts for this clash.

As such, Son Heung-Min may continue to feature out wide, spearheading the Tottenham Hotspur attack alongside Harry Kane. The latter will be desperate to get on to the scoresheet after a disappointing start to the campaign.

Jack O’Brien

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