Despite Aston Villa’s woeful season, mathematically, the Villains could still stay up. Today, Remi Garde’s men look to surprise Maurcio Pochettino’s Tottenham and go some way towards an improbable fightback.
Tottenham, meanwhile, will be looking to recover from Thursday night’s defeat when they were brought crashing to earth away at Borussia Dortmund. Their title hopes are still alive, and that’s the competition they’ll surely be prioritising.
Spurs have lost none of their last eight in all competitions at Villa Park, winning six and drawing two and have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League away games, their last defeat coming at West Ham United in their last away trop.
Pochettino’s weakened team selection in Germany was pretty evident, but they have no such weaknesses today as their priority is clearly placed on lifting the Premier League title.
Meanwhile Villa’s abysmal performances over the course of the season has caused major unrest in the camp and the fans have virtually given up on their team having any chance of securing there top flight status this season. Preparation for the Championship next year and attempting to come straight back up again will surely be the focus.
The Villa Park outfit will have to overcome Spurs without Libor Kozak, Carlos Sanchez, Adama Traore, Jordan Amavi and Jack Grealish who are all out with long term injuries while Spurs are missing Clinton N’Jie, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose.
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