|Wolves will seek to cause an early upset to set the weekend rolling at the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Tottenham Hotspur survived with a point at Stamford Bridge but that was also due to the ineptitude of the match officials with Chelsea having valid reasons to contest the two goals scored by Spurs due to infringements in the build ups.
Wolves aren’t in a good place at the moment but you can trust Bruno Lage to steer them out of their current dull state in a matter of weeks. The transfer window has to close before you know who stays where and that is quite understandable.
For Tottenham, there’s little margin for error and the only solace they can take from the tempestuous trip to Stamford Bridge that has earned their manager Antonio Conte a fair-enough fine for the touchline outburst and melee with Thomas Tuchel is the fact that they came back with a point.
Wolves settled for a point against Fulham in game week 2 at the Molineux but that isn’t enough if they want to survive or compete for European places; if you put the game into different contexts, they had goalkeeper Jose Sa to thank for his heroics in front of Alexander Mitrovic’s penalty.
Tottenham have the fire power to drive through Wolves cleanly but the magic of the premier league suggests that no team is a push over anymore. Wolves can be a bogey team sometimes but the quality in the Tottenham team should get the job done.
How will they line up? Morgan Gibbs-White is a subject of a £35m move to Nottingham Forest and that means he won’t be a part of the team by midday; Wolves will defend their way to any result they get in North London but too much respect will hurt them.
Tottenham will certainly return with the same line up that played against Chelsea, Ivan Perisic and Richarlison are pushing for a starting role but they may have to get that in the champions league with Conte favorably disposed to the same set up that he is used to.
Harry Kane may have gotten off the mark with the contentious goal at Chelsea but Heung Min Son is the man we’ll expect to get into his stride on home ground. All things being equal, expect lots of bookings in this game.
If there's any value in what the history books say then Wolves can be hopeful; Bruno Lage's side beat Tottenham on this ground 2-0 last season and that can inspire them to another fine afternoon on Saturday in the lunchtime kickoff.