Tottenham have a point to prove when they host Wolves on Sunday in a must win against a side in hot pursuit of Jose Mourinho’s men.
Erik Lamela still isn’t training with the side but should be available off the bench for a brief cameo. Though I don’t think it makes sense to risk the Argentinian if he’s not completely healthy, which is clearly the case.
Harry Kane is recovering well and some think he might be ready to return a few games prior to the end of the season. Moussa Sissoko is also making great ground while Michel Vorm is still on the long term injury list. Son Heung-Min is recovering but won’t return for another six weeks or so. Ryan Sessegnon is also unavailable for this one, as the Englishman suffered a hip injury in the lead up to the Chelsea match.
Steven Bergwijn endured a difficult match at the Bridge but is still the best option for Spurs up front. He should have more opportunities against Wolves, especially at home. Hopefully Jose Mourinho comes to his senses and provides Dele Alli with a chance to redeem himself after a woeful outing against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. He was benched against Chelsea, but should get the nod tomorrow.
Giovani Lo Celso, due to Lamela’s niggling injury, will play in a more advanced role, a position which hasn’t proved fruitful. He is much more effective playing in front of Harry Winks, but probably won’t be afforded that luxury with the current injury crisis at the club.
Lucas Moura gets one more chance to take some initiative. He has played poorly in recent weeks and needs a strong performance to regain confidence, which has depleted significantly. He might find himself on the bench if poor performances persist.
Tanguy Ndombele stands in for Lo Celso in the heart of midfield, playing in front of Winks. A week off has hopefully rejuvenated the midfield pairing, as winning this match will be predicated on the duo having strong outings.
Ben Davies should be preferred to Japhet Tanganga, while Serge Aurier takes back his starting role on the right. Jan Vertonghen, after another tough match at Chelsea, takes his place back on the bench.