Wolves are back at Molineux tomorrow when they face Tottenham.

Plenty has been written and said about the return of Nuno Espirito Santo and that just adds extra spice to the game.

Nuno will of course know the majority of the players he’ll face very well indeed.

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Those who do feature will want to put on a show in front of the home crowd. Here is a look at four players in particular who will be keen to get their home campaigns off to a strong start…

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Conor Coady

The suspicion persists that Bruno Lage is using a back five primarily to accommodate Coady.

That creates its own pressure and Jamie Vardy nipped in front of the captain to score the winner last weekend.

It’s not easy for Coady, having had limited pre-season and he is still playing like someone trying to get up to speed.

That said, last time Wolves faced Spurs, in May, Coady was heroic, making a whopping 13 clearances.

It’s worth noting that performance came in a back four as well.

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Romain Saiss

Saiss is playing where Max Kilman would ideally play in this system; on the left of the back three.

The issue for the Moroccan is that Kilman has outshone him in pre-season and against Leicester last weekend too.

Saiss has been linked with a Wolves exit before the end of the window and perhaps his recent form has reflected that uncertainty.


Spurs ripped Manchester City apart down their left hand side last weekend, with Benjamin Mendy and Nathan Ake really struggling.

Saiss needs to sharpen up or Wolves risk suffering the same fate.

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Joao Moutinho

Every Wolves fan knows the ability Moutinho has and what a career he’s enjoyed.

But right now, there are genuine questions over whether he has the legs to succeed in Lage’s system.

Playing in a midfield duo doesn’t help in terms of conserving his legs either.

That said, he should be able to use his nous to overshadow the talented but raw Oliver Skipp here. He needs a big performance.

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Rafa Mir

Mir is back at Wolves, having looked on the verge of a switch to Atletico Madrid not so long ago.

He could well be Wolves’ third striker this season after the loan departure of Patrick Cutrone.

Mir might be on the bench here and could get his first Wolves appearance since 2018.

Hitting the ground running would be a major boost and could convince the supporters Mir wants to fight for his place at the club. A goal would be a bonus…

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