Tottenham Hotspur Projected XI for Wolverhampton in the Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 1, 2020. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 1, 2020. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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Chelsea’s English midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon (Photo by MATT DUNHAM/AFP via Getty Images) /

Spurs Starting Defense

Tottenham will continue to use a little rotation in this match, and we see a change in the center-halves as Eric Dier finally gets a much needed day off. With Sergio Reguilón and Serge Aurier returning to the defense, along with Davinson Sanchez getting his chance, this may be an all or nothing group on Sunday at the back.

Sergio Reguilón (LB)

Sergio Reguilón was an unused substitute against Stoke in the Carabao Cup. After Davies played a full 90 minutes, it is likely Sergio’s turn to go again. Given the pace and power of Wolves, that is probably a good idea as well. Reguilón was okay against Leicester City and has not quite been as good in the last month or so as we was in the first month or two of the season, when he was one of Tottenham’s best players. An open game like Sunday might just be what Reguilón needs and Spurs need him to push back against the wide play of Wolves.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

Toby Alderweireld is likely the best left-sided center back on the Tottenham roster, it just so happens he is also the best right sided center-half too, so he normally plays there. Eric Dier has been playing a ton over the holidays and even with three days off, in-between, it seems like maybe it should be his time in the rotation. If Dier is to sit, it would have to be Toby replacing him, as he is the only proven player at that position.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

I have no doubt several fans would not be thrilled to see Davinson Sanchez in the starting line-up next to Toby Alderweireld, but it is time for it. Sanchez was great midweek, not really putting a foot out, physically, or mentally. With Sanchez it has always been about the focus and if he can do it for 90. There is no doubting Sanchez’ general talent or his athleticism which is why he gets the call on Sunday against Wolves.

Serge Aurier (RB)

Likely another controversial call will be who plays at right back on Sunday. Matt Doherty was okay against Stoke, but the reality is Serge Aurier is a better player. Yes, Aurier does make the dumb mistake from time to time, like he did against Leicester, but he always plays hard and is actually a better player positionally than Matt Doherty on both ends of the pitch. Whereas Doherty is more of a box-to-box fullback, Aurier is end line to end line and Spurs will need that Sunday, or it could be trouble.

Hugo Lloris (GK)

Hugo Lloris probably would like a do over from the midweek goal he conceded to Stoke City. No keeper ever wants to get beat near post and it was a bad goal for Spurs to concede all the way around. After a run of clean sheets, Lloris has now given up five goals in his lasts three matches. Tottenham need a dominating performance from Lloris that includes commanding his box and claiming the balls that are his. Against a strong Wolves attack, Spurs are going to need it.