Tottenham v Aston Villa team news & stats

Date published: Friday 30th October 2015 2:17

Harry Kane: Ready for Sunday's North London derby

Tottenham look set to pile even more misery on Aston Villa on Monday night, with just one defeat in their last 13 games against the Villans.

Team news

Ryan Mason is in line for his first Tottenham start in six weeks after coming back from a knee injury last weekend against Bournemouth.

Summer signing Son Heung-min (foot) remains absent as does Federico Fazio (hamstring) while ankle injuries keep Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard sidelined.

Micah Richards will be available for Aston Villa despite pleading guilty to a misconduct charge from the FA after an altercation in the tunnel against Swansea. His punishment will not be decided until Tuesday at the earliest.

Joleon Lescott is expected to make a comeback after missing Wednesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Southampton through injury, while Idrissa Gana and Adama Traore should return to the squad.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Monday is at 8pm.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games against Aston Villa (W9 D3), although that defeat came last time out (0-1 at home in April 2015).
  • At White Hart Lane, Villa have enjoyed just one win in their last six league games, losing four and drawing one.
  • The Villans have bagged a total of just two goals on their last six league trips to White Hart Lane to face Spurs.
  • Aston Villa had a player sent off in both meetings with Spurs last season (Christian Benteke at Villa Park, Carlos Sanchez at White Hart Lane).
  • Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine PL games (W4 D5) and remain the only side unbeaten since the opening matchday (when they lost to Manchester United).
  • The Villans are enduring the longest current losing streak of any Premier League side, failing to pick up a single point in their last six games.
  • Indeed, Villa have lost eight of their 10 Premier League games in 2015-16; becoming only the 10th side to lose 8+ of their opening 10 PL matches in a season. Of the previous nine, five were relegated at the end of the campaign.
  • Spurs hitman Harry Kane has bagged four goals in his last four Premier League games after netting just twice in his previous 14 appearances in the competition.
  • Kane scored with three of his four shots against Bournemouth, having netted with just one of his previous 32 shots (incl. blocked) in the competition in 2015-16.
  • Jordan Amavi has embarked on 58 dribbles in the Premier League this season, the third-highest total overall and 26 more than any other defender.


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