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Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers

28th December 2018, 12:32 by James Mason

Tottenham will be looking to put the pressure on leaders Liverpool when they welcome Wolves to Wembley on Saturday.

With the Reds taking on Arsenal in the late kick-off on Saturday, second-place Spurs have the opportunity to cut the gap to the table-toppers to just three points and Mauricio Pochettino's men will be confident of picking up all three points.

Tottenham have won the last five Premier League matches - with the last two victories a 6-2 success over Everton a 5-0 thumping of Bournemouth - and they are aiming for a fifth straight league win at the country's national stadium.

However, Argentine tactician Pochettino still has a lengthy injury list with Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama still on the sidelines due to their respective injuries.

Ivorian Serge Aurier has returned to training after overcoming a groin injury and could be included in the squad, while England international Dele Alli will be given a late fitness test to assess his hamstring issue.

Wolves snatched a late draw away at Fulham on Boxing Day and they are sitting 10th in the standings going into the contest, just two points behind Leicester City in seventh position.

Last season's Championship winners are unbeaten in their last two away matches although they have failed to beat Tottenham since 2010, with the reverse fixture this term ending in a 3-2 win for Spurs.

Nuno Espirito Santo is unlikely to be able to call upon the services of Diogo Jota, who has only just returned to training from a hamstring injury, while Leander Dendoncker is struggling with a viral infection.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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