Wolves will play their first home game of the Premier League season against Tottenham tomorrow.

The match will of course see Nuno Espirito Santo return to Molineux with his new club.

Bruno Lage’s task is to outwit him and here is a look at three questions he will be looking at ahead of his first competitive match at Molineux…

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Stick with three at the back?

Lage has played a 3-4-3 system in Wolves’ last two matches – the 1-0 losses against Leicester and Celta Vigo.

Those games have seen Wolves endure a slow first half before trying to recover but proving unable to equalise.

Perhaps a shake up is needed and Spurs tormented Manchester City at times last weekend and will be full of confidence.

The debate over Lage’s backline has rumbled on all summer and discontent of some sort will persist until he opts for a back four on a consistent basis. Will he try it here?

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How will speculation impact Traore?

There have been yet more transfer links between Tottenham and Adama Traore this week.


How will that chatter impact the Spanish international? Will it spur him on or have the opposite impact?

Traore was Wolves’ brightest attacker at Leicester and he should have scored at least once.

The fact he’s getting in those positions is encouraging and tomorrow would be a great time for him to stick one away.

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How best to harness the emotion of the day

It will be an emotional day. It’s Lage’s first competitive home game and a rapid Molineux return to Nuno.

Lage has been working on a high pressing game all summer, and might be tempted to try and unleash his side onto Spurs in front of a raucous home crowd.

That might work, and Lage cannot afford for his side to make yet another slow start.

But of course Wolves need to keep a lid on it and ensure it doesn’t spill over into bookings and silly challenges.

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