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Wolves are without defender Hugo Bueno, who injured his hamstring in the midweek defeat at Liverpool. Forward Matheus Cunha could return from the ankle injury which saw him stretchered off at Fulham last weekend.
Tottenham wing-back Emerson Royal is likely to be recalled after missing the FA Cup loss to Sheffield United with a knee issue. Harry Kane, Clement Lenglet and Cristian Romero are expected to start after they were benched on Wednesday.
Lopetegui has confirmed Hugo Bueno, Boubacar Traore and Hwang Hee-Chan are still out, but Matheus Cunha could return.
On recent results he said: “I think we played well against Fulham and deserved more” but that after conceding against Liverpool “it was different.”
He knows Wolves “need points” in their battle to avoid the drop but that it’s going to be “a very hard task for a lot of teams, not just us.”
When asked about forgetting managers are human, he said: “We have feelings, we have family. We are not robots.”
MATCH FACTS & STATS
- Wolves are winless in six home league games against Tottenham, drawing two and losing four.
- Spurs are aiming to complete a league double over Wolves for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
- Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham won this fixture 1-0 last season courtesy of a Dele Alli penalty.
- Wolverhampton have won two of their past three Premier League home games, losing the other to Bournemouth last time out.
- Wolves have amassed 14 points in 10 league matches under Julen Lopetegui, twice as many as they managed in the 10 games before the Spaniard took over.
- They have lost all five of their league matches this season against sides currently in the top four, conceding 10 goals and scoring none.
- Raul Jimenez has scored four goals in six Premier League starts against Tottenham.
- Tottenham have lost their last three away games in all competitions, conceding six goals and scoring just one.
- However, Spurs have kept a clean sheet in four of their past five Premier League fixtures.
- Antonio Conte’s side are aiming to win three top-flight matches in a row for the first time this season.
- Spurs have found the net a league-high 12 times from corners this season, with seven of those goals scored by Harry Kane.
- Kane has not scored a competitive club goal outside of London since 8 October in a 1-0 win at Brighton. His last 12 goals for Spurs have all been scored in the capital.
- Ben Davies is set to make his 200th Premier League appearance for Spurs.
Referee: Tim Robinson. Assistants: Scott Ledger, Nick Greenhalgh. Fourth official: Paul Tierney. VAR: Neil Swarbrick. Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick.
We head back to Molineux to face Spurs on Saturday 4th March for a 3pm kick off, this fixture is not televised in the UK.