Wolverhampton Wanderers are back in Carabao Cup action tomorrow night.

After defeating Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the previous round, Wolves were drawn against Tottenham Hotspur.

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The game is taking place at Molineux, meaning another return to the club for Nuno Espirito Santo.

The sides, of course, met back in August in the Premier League, with Spurs coming out on top 1-0.

Bruno Lage is probably going to make a number of chances to the side that started in the 2-0 defeat to Brentford.

One man who will likely come in is Leander Dendoncker, who featured against Forest last time out.

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The Belgium international has played just 42 minutes in the Premier League so far, but did get the whole game against Forest.

There’s a good chance he’ll come back into the starting XI tomorrow night in the interest of rotation, and it’s a big evening for the 26-year-old.

Dendoncker needs a dominant display

Dendoncker should be starting most games for Wolves, but for one reason or another, he just isn’t at the moment.

Bruno Lage appears to rate the partnership of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, and so opportunities have been hard to come by for him so far.

Moutinho has actually started the new season quite well, but one wonders what it says about Dendoncker that he can’t get in over the 35-year-old.

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Some fans aren’t totally convinced by £90,000-a-week star Dendoncker right now (Spotrac), and he undoubtedly needs a solid showing.

There have been times previously where Dendoncker has been really effective for Wolves. His physical presence makes him potentially very handy.

But in recent times there has been a lack of consistency. Perhaps he was not helped last term by being moved between defence and midfield.

Hopefully, he can play well against Premier League opposition tomorrow night and become the regular starter he probably should be.

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