Today’s match officials
Those teams: Gary O’Neil makes two changes to the side that lost against Sheffield United last time out Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and Joao Gomes come into the side, with Tommy Doyle and Sasa Kalajdzic dropping to the substitutes’ bench.
Ange Postecoglou has been forced to make four changes to the side that lost against Chelsea on Monday night. Eric Dier comes in at centre-half and will play alongside Ben Davies or Emerson Royal. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also starts alongside Yves Bissouma in midfield. Tottenham’s bench looks a little threadbare but features Oliver Skipp, Giovani Lo Celso and Rodrigo Bentancur, among others.
Wolves: Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Bellegarde, Lemina, Gomes, Ait-Nouri; Hwang, Cunha.
Subs: Bentley, Doherty, Traore, Silva, Bueno, Kalajdzic, Jonny, Doyle, Sarabia.
Tottenhamn Hotspur: Vicario; Porro, Royal, Dier, Davies; Sarr, Hojbjerg, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Son, Johnson.
Subs: Forster, Skipp, Gil, Lo Celso, Bentancur, Phillips, Veliz, Donley, Dorrington.
Tottenham lost James Maddison and Micky van de Ven to injury on Monday night and both hugely influential summer signings are expected to be out until the New Year. They join Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon and Alfie Whiteman in the treatment room, while Richarlison is also set to spend a month or so on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his groin.
Cristian Romero and Destiny Odogie are also absent this afternoon through suspension after getting sent off against Chelsea. In better news for Spurs, Ben Davies is fit after recovering from an ankle injury and is likely to come straight back into the first team.
Wolves have far fewer personnel problems but Pedro Neto remains absent. Defensive midfielder Joe Hodge is also out with a shoulder injury but Hugo Bueno is available again after recovering from a hamstring issue.
With an international break looming, Wolves host Spurs in the opening Premier League game of the weekend. Following Monday night’s chaotic defeat at the hands of Chelsea, Ange Postecoglou brings a severely depleted squad to Molineux, his options seveely limited by injury and suspension.
Wolves lost against Sheffield United last time out but were somewhat unfortunate to do so, going down to a late, late Ollie Norwood penalty that should not have been awarded. Unbeaten in four prior to that defeat, Gary O’Neil’s side will be hopeful of taking all three points at home against their depleted visitors. Kick-off is at 12.30pm (GMT) but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.