• Barclays Prem
  • 20 Oct 2013
  • KO 16:00
  • Ground: Villa Park
Home team Score Away team

Aston Villa

0-2

Tottenham Hotspur

Andros Townsend 31
Roberto Soldado 69

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Friday 18th October 2013 11:52

Christian Benteke: Could return for Spurs clash

Christian Benteke: Could return for Spurs clash

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Paul Lambert is assessing Christian Benteke's fitness before deciding whether to throw the striker back into action for Aston Villa's home clash with Tottenham on Super Sunday.

The Belgium international has been out since September with a hip injury but trained with his country earlier this week and was an unused substitute in their match against Wales on Tuesday.

Manager Lambert will look at his other international stars ahead of the match following their return to the Midlands this week, but Jores Okore (cruciate ligament) and midfielder Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) are long-term casualties.

England winger Aaron Lennon could return to the Tottenham squad after recovering from a foot injury that has kept him out since August.

He is unlikely to win a starting role, however, with Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson likely to be play in an attacking midfield trio behind lone frontman Roberto Soldado, who is likely to replace Jermain Defoe.

Left-back Danny Rose (toe) and midfielder Etienne Capoue (ankle) are out until next week. Defender Younes Kaboul is doubtful because of an adductor injury.

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