Mourinho impressed with Nuno and Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur – Molineux – Premier League – Sunday 2pm

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Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur side to Molineux where they will face a Wolverhampton Wanderers side unbeaten in eleven Premier League outings and having just secured Europa League progress following a resounding 4-0 victory over Turkish outfit, Besiktas.

And the Spurs chief was quick to praise his opposite number, Nuno Espirito Santo, who has transformed the Black Country side from Championship also-rans to once again genuine contenders for a Premier League top-seven finish since arriving at the club in May 2017.

“I think he’s getting some praise for the work he’s doing,” Mourinho explained.

“In my opinion, not enough. In my opinion he deserves more than what he’s getting. Fantastic work, fantastic work. I think he’s going to be happy with my words.”

Harry Winks returned to training after missing two matches due to a troublesome ankle injury. However, Ben Davies has travelled to Qatar to continue his rehabilitation.

Erik Lamela (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (elbow), Michel Vorm (calf) and Tanguy Ndombele (groin) will also miss the trip to Molineux.

Speaking about the injury issues, Mourinho added: “ “Ben Davies is going to be out for a long time. It’s kind of injury like Hugo two, three months.

You even lose the notion of time and I get lost and I don’t know how many weeks more. I think Lamela is out for about two months and I hope that he can be back as we don’t have many attacking options.

“We need Lamela back, we need him back as soon as possible.

“Ndombele I think is a small injury. Normally he’s back for the Christmas period.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur – Head to head:

Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 28
Drawn: 20
Tottenham Hotspur won: 47

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur – last five meetings (all competitions):

March 6, 2011 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-3 Tottenham Hotspur

September 10, 2011 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

January 14, 2012 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

November 3, 2018 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

December 29, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jeevesie’s prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Brian Jeeves

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