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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports Mole looks at how in-form title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur will ensure that they finish 2018 sitting second in the Premier League table if they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley on Saturday.

A run of five league wins in a row - including scoring 11 goals in their last two either side of Christmas - has seen Spurs capitalise on Manchester City's own dip in form to leapfrog them in the standings.

Liverpool remain six points clear at the halfway stage of the season, but Spurs are very much in the title race and go into their final game of the calendar year as one of England's form teams.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Mauricio Pochettino could set his side out for the visit of Wolves.



Possible TOT XI vs. WOL

Out: Eric Dier (appendix), Jan Vertonghen (thigh), Mousa Dembele (ankle), Victor Wanyama (knee), Vincent Janssen (foot)
Doubtful: Serge Aurier (groin), Dele Alli (hamstring)

One of the most impressive things about Tottenham's form so far this season is that they did not make a single summer signing, have been hit hard by injuries and yet still sit second in the Premier League table.

Indeed, Pochettino has the enviable problem of perhaps wanting to rotate his side to keep them fresh, but having a number of players in such good form that it is impossible to leave them out.

Son Heung-min certainly falls into that bracket at the moment and he is likely to start again having delayed his trip out to link up with South Korea at the Asia Cup, while Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane were also on the scoresheet against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

Lucas Moura ensured that all of the front four scored that day, although if Pochettino does want to rest any of his attacking players then the Brazilian seems most likely, with Erik Lamela ready to come in.

Moussa Sissoko has been used a lot in recent weeks and may be handed a rest, which could open the door for young Oliver Skipp to start alongside Harry Winks in a midfield depleted by injuries.

Kyle Walker-Peters registered three first-half assists against Bournemouth but may be displaced by Kieran Trippier at right-back, while Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies could also return in defence as part of any rotation.

Who will win Saturday's Premier League clash between Tottenham and Wolves?

Tottenham
Draw
Wolves
Tottenham
86.4%
Draw
9.1%
Wolves
4.5%
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Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham Hotspur against Everton on December 23, 2018.
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38322495237298
2Liverpool38307189226797
3Chelsea38219863392472
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs382321367392871
5Arsenal382171073512270
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd381991065541166
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38169134746157
8Everton38159145446854
9Leicester CityLeicester38157165148352
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham38157165255-352
11Watford38148165259-750
12Crystal Palace38147175153-249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174248-645
14Bournemouth38136195670-1445
15Burnley38117204568-2340
16Southampton38912174565-2039
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3899203560-2536
RCardiff CityCardiff38104243469-3534
RFulham3875263481-4726
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3837282276-5416

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