Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Molineux on Sunday afternoon and Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to make a number of changes to his side after their midweek Europa League excursions.
Nuno rotated seven players in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Besiktas – John Ruddy, Max Kilman, Ryan Bennett, Ruben Vinagre, Oskar Burr, Patrik Cutrone and Pedro Netro in for Rui Patricio, Romain Saiss, Jonny Otto, Matt Doherty, Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.
The Wolves manager is likely to bring back every first-teamer that missed out against Tottenham, so Patricio should start ahead of Ruddy on Sunday. The 31-year-old has been a regular between the sticks, making 26 appearances in all competitions this season, conceding 28 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.
Wolves have shipped one or less goals in 10 of their last 11 Premier League games and could move within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea if results go their way over the weekend. Patricio has played his part in the Midlands outfit having the fifth-best defensive record in the division (19 goals).
Whether he can shut out an in-form Tottenham side remains to be seen, however.