I would have taken a draw in this match if it wasn’t for the West Ham defeat. This is not the same Villa team we saw last season, they have a bit about them this season and although their home form isn’t great we will have to be on our game to get a result.
Lennon returns to the squad but is only on the bench and Chiriches makes his first PL start for Spurs. The other big news is that Eriksen drops to the bench and Holtby gets the nod in his first PL start of the season as Spurs make four changes to the team that started against West Ham.
Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Townsend, Holtby, Sigurdsson; Soldado
Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Defoe.