While it still looks like an uphill battle, Tottenham Hotspur finally may have something resembling momentum. Last weekend’s domination of Burnley was the third Premier League victory for new manager Jose Mourinho in four tries, and while the one loss does stick out, the change in performance has been undeniable since his introduction.
Spurs suffered a mid-week defeat in Germany in a dead rubber match against Bayern Munich, but with a rotated side the result should not be taken too seriously. Instead, it is encouraging to see rejuvenation across the board and for the once-lethal Spurs attack to come back to life, especially against teams lower in the table.
While Wolverhampton Wanderers are not a big six club, they are not bottom-feeders either. Wolves have an impressive track record of taking down bigger sides — they bring a 2-1-1 record this season into this match — and will be no easy task to face on the road. The two teams are separated by just a point in the table, with the home side ahead going into Sunday.
For Tottenham, the reintroduction of some of the rested players from Wednesday will be a welcome sign. Harry Kane looked impressive against Burnley, and no player has been more impressive under Mourinho than Dele Alli. Both will play key roles in breaking down a Wolves’ defense that is tied for fifth in fewest goals conceded this year. A Chelsea loss on Saturday keeps the top four race wide open if Spurs can take three points today.
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. BT
Location: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), not televised (UK)
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), fubo.tv (free trial)
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