Match today: Tottenham vs Wolverhampton 20-08-2022 in the English Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to get back on the winning path when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. It's still early in the 2022/23 season, but the stakes are still high across the Premier League table. The third round kicks off on Saturday, August 20 of this month, when Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton meet at lunchtime at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham vs Wolverhampton
The rebuilding of Spurs under Antonio Conte continued into the summer transfer window, with Spurs making more than half a dozen signings so far. The North Londoners have started the new season in impressive fashion, beating Southampton in style in the opening game before falling twice to Chelsea's 2-2 draw last weekend.
On the other hand, Wolverhampton Wanderers are approaching the relegation zone from the European benches, having only one point in their first two matches. Wolves began the season with a 2-1 defeat at Leeds United before drawing 0-0 with Fulham last week. Both results left Bruno Lage's men in 14th place at the Premier League table.
Antonio Conte has received a mixed batch of updates on the team news front ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers' visit. On Saturday, the Tottenham Hotspur manager will be denied the services of his first-team players. Cristian Romero is the latest player to be sidelined after suffering a muscle injury against Chelsea last weekend. Oliver Skipp is the only other absentee from Tottenham as he continues to recover from a heel injury. But there is some good news, as Clement Lenglet should be available after the telephoto problem is overcome.
Wolverhampton vs Tottenham
However, Lenglet is unlikely to make his Spurs debut despite Romero's absence, with Davinson Sanchez expected to get the right-sided nod. Eric Dier and Ben Davies will accompany the Colombian defender, with Hugo Lloris between the sticks. Rodrigo Bentancourt and Pierre-Emile Hogberg were very strong in the midfield duo, so Yves Bissoma should be missing again. Emerson Royal should keep Grandfather Spence and Matt Doherty out of the side, while Ryan Sessegnon is likely to continue at left-back while Conte continues to facilitate Ivan Perisic's entry into his squad.
The offensive unit should remain unchanged, as Dejan Kulusevsky was impressive in the first two matches. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are Spurs' automatic picks, so Richarlison will have to wait another week to make his first competitive start for Spurs. Bruno Lage has no new injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of his trip to Tottenham Hotspur. Therefore, the Wolverhampton Wanderers coach will remain without three first-team players. But his team has seen some changes this week due to moves in the market.
Tottenham have lost four of their last seven home matches with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the same number they have lost in their first 38 matches. Wolves have won three times away from home with Tottenham, more than anywhere else, since their return to the First Division. Four out of five Premier League wins against a North London side came in London. Tottenham have lost only once in their last 13 Premier League games, scoring 33 goals and conceding eight. Spurs racked up four consecutive league wins at Tottenham Hotspur, equaling their best home streak since leaving White Hart Lane.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are unbeaten in nine Premier League games, their longest winning streak in the Premier League since 17 games between February 2012 and August 2018. Antonio Conte's team conceded first in both Premier League matches this season to beat Southampton and draw with Chelsea. . The last time Spurs were allowed entry first but avoided defeat in three consecutive Premier League games was in October 2010. Harry Kane's next goal would become the single club's top scorer in Premier League history. Meanwhile, Son Heung-min failed to score in seven encounters against Wolverhampton.