Alli returns as Spurs make four changes, Dendoncker starts for Wolves

first_img Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says his side will go to Wembley to compete 4 Tottenham Hotspur look to continue their fine form in the Premier League when they host Wolves at Wembley on Saturday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored 11 goals in their last two matches as they steamrolled Everton and Bournemouth 6-2 and 5-0 respectively to overtake Manchester City and move into second in the table. Wovles themselves have enjoyed a good run of form, though, and have picked up ten points from their last five games.If they win, and results go their way, they could go as high as seventh.Team newsTottenham welcome back Dele Alli after he missed the Boxing Day romp over Bournemouth due to a hamstring injury.He is one of four changes to the Spurs side, with Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies all returning.Wolves make three changes to the team which drew with Fulham on Boxing Day, as Leander Dendoncker makes his first start while Ruben Neves and Ivan Cavaleiro come into the side.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane. Subs: Rose, Nkoudou, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lucas Moura, Skipp.Wolves: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny, Ivan Cavaleiro, Traore, Jimenez. Subs: Helder Costa, Gibbs-White, John Ruddy, Saiss, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre, Leo Bonatini.Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire) What the managers are sayingMauricio Pochettion (Spurs): “We’re in good momentum and it’s so important to keep that momentum. Of course, the atmosphere and the feeling is so good.“In the same way, we’re thinking about recovering quickly because on Saturday we need to compete in our best way again. You cannot stop.“We always try to give our best and then do everything to try to recover all the energy to be ready to compete again.“Wolves are a very good team that play very well. We played a few months ago against them (won 3-2). That was tough. They have very good players and the manager is doing a fantastic job.“We know it will be a difficult game but we have the belief to go out and perform in the best way.” Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves): “I really enjoy watching Tottenham play. I am very thankful for the compliment (paid by Mauricio Pochettino) and it shows the world what we have been trying to do in creating an identity but it doesn’t mean we will go there with a smile.“We will go there to compete. They are in a very good moment, 11 goals in two matches in a very busy moment of the season. 4 Wolves’ Joao Moutinho challenges Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur 4 4 Dele Alli missed Tottenham’s win over Bournemouth but is back to face Wolves Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has complemented Wolves “They are doing very well, it shows the quality of the squad, of the management and we look at Tottenham knowing it’s going to be hard game.“We have to fear all the teams in the Premier League. We have to respect and know the opponent has all the qualities.”last_img read more