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Aston Villa will look to end their dismal run of three Premier League defeats in a row when they host a Tottenham side, who are back in the groove under Antonio Conte.
Steven Gerrard received plaudits for his early success at Aston Villa. After taking charge of the club in November, he finished the year with four Premier League wins and three defeats, all of which came against the Premier League top three. However, the honeymoon period seems to be over for the former Rangers boss as he saw his team losing each of their last three Premier League matches.
The Villans are still in contention for a top-half finish, having collected 36 points in the league thus far. They currently occupy the 11th spot on the table, and a string of good results could bring them back to the top 10.
Aston Villa could not celebrate a win in front of the Villa Park crowd since they beat Leeds United almost a month ago. The Birmingham outfit have not been wildly successful at home this season overall. The meagre return of 18 points in 14 Premier League appearances suggests the Aston Villa faithful did not have many occasions to celebrate. Considering Villa’s home record, grinding out something from the Spurs game will be a massive achievement for them indeed.
Gerrard will be relieved to welcome back Lucas Digne to the squad, who could not make it to the Wolves game because of sickness. Danny Ings, who became a father recently, will be available for selection. Kortney Hause could recover from an abdominal problem in time for the game, but Marvelous Nakamba is a confirmed absentee.
Tottenham have finally managed to hit consistency following a series of capricious results. They blew the Premier League title race wide open in February, beating Manchester City, but they lost to Wolves and Burnley to lose ground in the top-four battle. But, things have changed over the last six matches for the North London side.
Other than a defeat to a Cristiano Ronaldo-charged Manchester United, Spurs have won all of their Premier League games within that period. The aggregate score stands at 18-5! Thanks to their resurgent form, Tottenham now find themselves fourth in the table. They have the same points as their North London rivals Arsenal but have a higher goal difference. However, the Gunners have a game in hand.
Harry Kane has had a difficult start to the season. His intention to leave last summer was an open secret, and it appeared that keeping him against his will was a bad idea. But, the England national team captain has been firing on all cylinders recently and has been central to Tottenham’s return to form. In his last 8 matches, Kane has returned 7 goals and 4 assists.
Japhet Tanganga will not be available for selection for the rest of the season as he recovers from a knee injury. Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp will be out with thigh and groin problems, respectively. Sergio Reguilon has returned to fitness, but might have to stay content with a place in the bench since Emerson Royal is in great form.
Tottenham will not be taking their feet off the accelerator since they have tougher challenges in Leicester, Arsenal, and Liverpool coming up. Spurs have been in red hot form lately and we expect them to conquer Villa Park. Aston Villa did not win at home against Spurs in 14 years. All these indicate another Premier League win for the Lilywhites.
Tottenham to win @ 2.30.