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Aston Villa should start Emi Buendia vs Spurs in the Premier League

After securing a famous 1-o win at the home of Manchester United last week, Aston Villa will be hoping to enjoy yet another big victory when they travel south to face Tottenham.

Dean Smith’s side sealed all three points at Old Trafford thanks to a late Kortney Hause header and will no doubt be bouncing into today’s game against Spurs.

However, one man who has been on the fringes of things since his summer arrival from Norwich is Emi Buendia.

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The Argentine started the first three of the games of the new Premier League season before the whole controversy of travelling away on international duty caused him to lose his place in Smith’s side.

He did come on for the final 12 minutes against United last week, but will surely be hoping that he can break into the Villa line-up today.

Max Aarons, his former teammate at the Canaries, has previously raved about Buendia’s abilities, saying: “He’s not really a player who will get on the ball and take you on as a full-back. His game is more about getting into pockets, playing neat passes and creating things.

“When you’ve got someone, who wants to run at you, then it’s easier to lock them down whereas someone like him is quite intricate so it’s hard to get near him. He’s tenacious and very strong. He’s got a lot of attributes.”

The 24-year-old was superb last season for Norwich, playing in between the lines to good effect and showing the kind of eye for a pass which saw him finish as the Championship’s leading assists provider with 16 last term.

While playing away at United might understandably have seen Smith opt to leave Buendia on the bench, a game against a struggling Spurs side who are faltering in the Premier League could give the Argentine the perfect chance to take the game to the north Londoners and cause havoc.

The £31.5m-rated playmaker has been dubbed a “revelation” by Chris Sutton, and he could well be Villa’s game-changer today against Spurs upon his hopeful return to the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, Gregg Evans has dropped an Aston Villa transfer update…

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