Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(47) 32 Goals 50 (62)
(32) 16 Assists 28 (45)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.7)
25.5 Average Age 26.5
182.5 Average Height (cm) 183.3
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.6 (1.1)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.9)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Stilian Petrov Out N/A
Richard Dunne Out N/A
Darren Bent Out 6.49
Gary Gardner Out 6.04
Charles N'Zogbia Doubtful 6.61
Ron Vlaar Doubtful 7
Gabriel Agbonlahor Doubtful 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Doubtful 7.09
Clint Dempsey Doubtful 6.91

Team News

  • After an embarrassing result against Chelsea last time out, recording their biggest defeat in Premier League history by losing 8-0, Paul Lambert is likely to make a number of changes.
  • The Villa manager will hope to have captain Ron Vlaar back available after the makeshift backline was found wanting at Stamford Bridge.
  • Elsewhere there could be room for the likes of Ireland, Delph, El Ahmadi and Bennett.
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto has returned to training but won't be rushed back after a lengthy spell out, while Scott Parker made his return to first team action from the bench against Stoke.
  • Defoe and Adebayor may be given a chance to continue up front together with Dempsey a doubt, though Sigurdsson will also hope to feature.
  • At the back Michael Dawson should keep his place ahead of Gallas at the back, with Lloris continuing in goal.

Prediction

  • Aston Villa haven't beaten Tottenham in 8 attempts and Paul Lambert would be happy to bounce back from humiliation last week with a well earned point.
  • However, with such a young squad the drubbing at Chelsea will surely effect the home side and Tottenham will look to profit from any vulnerability Villa may show.
  • The home fans will want to get this game out of the way after a very tough Christmas period in terms of fixtures so may not hold out much hope on Boxing Day.
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