Tottenham are back in the Premier League on Sunday as they travel to the West Midlands to face Wolves at Molineux.
Spurs suffered a dip in their league form, picking up just one point in their last three games and dropping to sixth place, but secured a berth in the Carabao Cup semifinals on Wednesday by beating Stoke.
Wolves have been disappointingly inconsistent so far this campaign, currently 11th. They beat Arsenal and Chelsea but lost to Burnley the last time around.
When does the kick-off take place? Sunday December 27
What time is the kick off? 7:15 p.m. (GMT)
Where is it played? Molinous
TV channel / live broadcast? Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League (UK), fuboTV (US)
Arbitrator? Paul tierney
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted his side are “not having a good time” when it comes to injuries.
Raul Jimenez is recovering from a fractured skull and no potential return date has been suggested, while full-back Jonny is also absent. Leander Dendoncker is dubious.
Fabio Silva came off the bench to score in the 2-1 loss to Burnley and could be rewarded with a debut, while Willy Boly could replace Max Kilman.
Tottenham have Erik Lamela available again. The Argentina international came off the bench to play in the victory at Stoke.
Japhet Tanganga is out and Giovani Lo Celso is not likely to feature after being substituted in the loss to Leicester. Gareth Bale scored at Stoke but had a calf problem and he likely won’t be risky. Otherwise, Jose Mourinho will likely stay true to his Premier League XI.
wolves: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Podence; Neto, Silva.
Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, son; Kane.
The shape of the wolves has been somewhat mercurial in recent weeks. They were pretty poor in the 2-1 loss to Burnley, having beaten title hopes Chelsea six days earlier.
Tottenham were top of the Premier League ahead of their trip to Liverpool, but losses at Anfield and at home to Leicester took them down to sixth.
Here are the last five results for each side.
Burnley 2-1 Wolves (12/21)
Wolves 2-1 Chelsea (12/15)
Wolves 0-1 Aston Villa (12/12)
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves (6/12)
Arsenal 1-2 Wolves (29/11)
Stoke 1-3 Tottenham (23/12)
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester (20/12)
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham (16/12)
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham (13/12)
Tottenham 2-0 Royal Antwerp (10/12)
It won’t be a particularly exciting game. The two teams are fighting for form, but each needs three points to approach their less than desirable league positions.
Wolves have shown they can more than compete with the Premier League’s top six teams and, with visitors struggling in the league in recent weeks, will back each other to score a point.
Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Tottenham