Confirmed: Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa line-ups: Lamela, Grealish start

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Tottenham Hotspur take on Aston Villa in the Premier League this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur host Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, aiming to keep place with their rivals in the top half of the table.

Spurs are four points off the Champions League qualifying places with a game in hand, but have been caught up by Liverpool and currently lie in sixth place.

Aston Villa are in an altogether different scenario. Since their opening day win away to Bournemouth, they have picked up just one point.

This has left them bottom of the table, currently four points off safety, and led to the club making the decision to fire Tim Sherwood last weekend.

Caretaker boss Kevin Macdonald takes charge of this evening's fixture, with Remi Garde to take over as permanent boss for the following game.

The neutral has been deprived of seeing Sherwood return to his former club once again, but he is no doubt watching with interest.

Villa face an uphill task to beat a Spurs team which demolished Bournemouth 5-1 eight days ago, with Harry Kane finally hitting form by bagging a hat-trick.

Tottenham lineup

Starting:

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Eric Dier
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Dele Alli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Federico Fazio, Kieran Trippier, Josh Onomah, Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Alan Hutton
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Jack Grealish
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes: Mark Bunn, Jordan Amavi, José Ángel Crespo, Carles Gil, Jordan Veretout, Rudy Gestede, Jordan Ayew.

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