ntonio Conte has said January signings Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski are in contention to start for the first time against Wolves on Sunday – although the Tottenham head coach will make no decisions until after Satruday’s training session.
Midfielder Bentancur impressed from the bench in Wednesday’s dramatic 3-2 defeat to Southampton and could come in at the expense of Harry Winks or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – with Oliver Skipp still injured.
Conte said the Uruguayan is best in a midfield two, suggesting he is unlikely to switch back to a 3-5-2 system.
Davinson Sanchez had a match to forget against Saints but Eric Dier is unavailable and Conte has been reluctant to play Joe Rodon in the Premier League, so the Colombian could keep his place in the back three.
Emerson Royal also struggled, so Matt Doherty or Kulusevski could come in at right wing-back, while Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura are battling for a place in the front three.
Conte has acknowledged it may be a risk to start Cristian Romero and Heung-min Son for the third time in a week after they returned from hamstring injuries, but has said the pair are too important to rest.
Spurs predicted XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Sanchez, Romero, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Lucas, Son, Kane.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
When: Sunday, February 13, 14:00
Referee: Kevin Friend
Spurs squad from: Lloris, Gollini, Emerson, Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Sanchez, Davies, Romero, Winks, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, White, Bergwijn, Lucas, Kulusevski, Son, Kane, Scarlett.
Out: Dier (thigh), Skipp (groin)