Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur: Nuno Homecoming, Team-News, Player to Watch and Previous Meetings
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks during a TV Interview following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers for their second game of the Premier League season, with Wolves set to host their first game with a capacity crowd for the first time in 18 months. 

Despite all the recent transfer rumours surrounding one of the league’s best players, Harry Kane, all eyes will be on the new Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo on Sunday after his move from the Midlands to North London during the summer. 

Nuno’s Homecoming 

With fans not being allowed at stadiums last season prior to the final game of the season, Nuno’s farewell at Molineux came in front of just under five thousand fans for Wolves final game of the season, against Manchester United.  

Nuno spent four years in the West Midlands and guided them to the top division of English football and the UEFA Europa League, in his third year in charge, Wolves went all the way to the quarter finals in the European competition.  

The Spurs manager will be hoping for a win for his new side, but Sunday is set to be emotional for the fans who never wanted Nuno to leave in the first place. 

Previous Meetings 

In their five previous meetings in the West Midlands, Wolves have earned one point from the possible 15, this was last season in a one all draw.  

This weekend's hosts last beat Spurs on home soil in 2010, over a decade ago. David Jones’s first half goal was the difference in that game. 

Last time out, Spurs found victory against their opponents at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 16 May with Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg goals the difference on the afternoon.  

Team News 

Nuno made 11 changes to his team midweek from his team that beat Manchester City last weekend, so with fresh legs available to him, he should have a strong team on Sunday.  

With Kane missing both the game against City and the UEFA Conference League game, he could make his first appearance of the season for the Lilywhites this weekend. Whether that be off the bench or straight into the starting line-up. 

Disappointing news for Wolves fans is Pedro Neto has suffered a setback in his road to recovery from a knee injury. Although Neto would not have been fit for this weekend anyway, he is set to be out until after Christmas at the earliest. 

Player to Watch 

Someone to watch this weekend would be Wolves man Adama Traore. Last weekend, Traore had six shots at Leicester City, no midfielder had as many shots in the opening weekend. 

This is compared to Spurs, who despite a clean sheet, conceded 18 shots during the game, the third highest in the league. 

With fans back at Molineux, fans can push their players to success, which can only work in the home team's favour.