We’ve all seen Spurs’ recent run of form in the League, and it hasn’t been good. Villa, on the other hand, have been looking more like a side finally hitting their stride.
Which means anything could happen, just like any other week. Villa will be feeling very good, Spurs will be wanting to steady the ship.
For his part, Smith has understandably named the same side that won at Old Trafford last week. Not sure what Nuno’s been doing behind the scenes, but we know it comes down to whether Kane and Son can make up for Spurs’ defensive woes.
Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Ings, Watkins
Young, Traoré, Archer, Nakamba, Buendia, Tuanzebe, Steer, Philogene-Bidace, El Ghazi