Tottenham manager Antonio Conte suffers fresh blow ahead of Wolves with injury to star player

Tottenham defender is likely to be out of action for weeks after picking up a muscle injury against Chelsea.

Tottenham’s preparation for the Premier League match against Wolves has been thrown into chaos after defender Cristian Romero picked up a muscle injury and will now miss the game.

The Argentine defender has started the first two games of the season and was one of the headline grabbers in the fascinating 2-2 draw against Chelsea over the weekend.

Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

That was also the game he picked up the muscle injury and will now likely miss the games against Manchester City and the UEFA Champions League opener as well as this weekend’s game against Wolves.

The on-loan defender from Atalanta has been really unlucky with injury having missed a chunk of last season through muscle and hip complications.

He is built as an aggressive defender who takes no hostages but the injuries have often slowed down his continuity everytime he tries to move his game to the next level.

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Kai Havertz of Chelsea is challenged by Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old’s absence added to the fact that manager Antonio Conte was sent off against Chelsea and will not be on the stands against Wolves this weekend - which will be a big miss to the team.

Spurs have had a decent start to the season but their true strength will be measured when the complications of injuries, Cup and the Champions League games start coming and the squad is stretched.

Raised expectations

The Lillywhites are looking strong and even though they hung on for large parts of the game against Chelsea, the fact they showed so much resilience and to still get something from the game is evidence of their growing mental strength.

Another positive from the game is that experienced wing-back Ivan Perisic looked good during the short period he was on the pitch.

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It was his corner which Kane guided past Mendy for the all-important equaliser.

Antonio Conte has always challenged for the league title everywhere he’s been and he is determined to push Spurs towards being a side that is close to the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.