Tottenham vs Wolves predicted line-up: Three changes made as Ange Postecoglou dealt double injury blow

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A look at how Tottenham Hotspur will likely line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend

Tottenham Hotspur are ticking over on their quest for Champions League football. With Aston Villa stalling, Spurs have seized the advantage - remaining unbeaten in their last five fixtures.

Unai Emery’s men are just one point behind them and, with Manchester United rediscovering their form, Tottenham cannot afford to slip up against teams they should be beating. That is exactly what Wolverhampton Wanderers are, with Gary O’Neil’s side sitting comfortably in mid-table.

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Wolves arrive in north London as underdogs but claimed a late scalp over Tottenham in November. Spurs were stunned by two stoppage-time goals and are aiming for revenge in their bid to keep the top-four dream alive.

Who will Postecoglou name in his starting line-up? Is he forced to make any changes? Here is your predicted Tottenham line-up ahead of the Wolves clash.

Goalkeeper & Defence

This is where Postecoglou’s biggest problem lies. The 58-year-old confirmed Tottenham’s worst fears when he announced Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro will miss out against Wolves. Both full-backs have been instrumental in Spurs’ new-look attacking approach under Postecoglou. Expect Emerson Royal and Ben Davies to come into the side as like-for-like changes.

At the heart of defence, Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven have formed a formidable partnership for Tottenham and will go ahead against Wolves. Guglielmo Vicario will play between the sticks.

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Midfield

The midfield trio of Rodrigo Bentancur, Pape Matar Sarr and James Maddison are likely to make the line-up again. Sarr marked his return to the line-up with a goal last weekend.

Maddison has freedom to operate in the number 10 role and continues to look sharp following his injury. Postecoglou may be tempted to give Yves Bissouma a run-out, who has not started for Tottenham since December due to suspension and the African Cup of Nations. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp are also in reserve if needed. Postecoglou is well-stacked with options in the engine room.

Attack

Brennan Johnson's last-gasp winner has given Postecoglou food for thought ahead of the Wolves clash. If he starts - 3AddedMinutes think he will - Dejan Kulusevski could be the fall guy.

But Spurs might field the former Nottingham Forest man through the middle - meaning Richarlison would miss out. Postecoglou has tweaked his frontline all season, with Tottenham lacking an out-and-out striker since Harry Kane’s exit.

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Heung-min Son is fit to play and should start on the left flank. He returned to the side against Brighton having missed three Premier League games due to the Asia Cup.

Predicted line-up

Vicario; Royal, Romero, Van de Ven, Davies; Sarr, Bentancur, Maddison; Johnson, Son, Richarlison

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