Aston Villa vs Tottenham KO Sunday 20th October 4pm
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Aston Villa: Top Owned Fantasy Players
GIVEN 9.4% (Picked by many due to low price)
Tottenham: Top owned Fantasy players
DAWSON 13.7 %
PAULINHO 11.5 %
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Aston Villa Vs Tottenham Hotspur- 20th October- KO: 16.00
Having already faced the might of Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool; Aston Villa host a highly motivated Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. Having been on the end of a humiliating 3-0 home defeat at the hands of neighbours West Ham, Spurs will be eager to get back to winning ways at Villa Park, a ground that they’ve not struggled for success at in previous years. Villa head into the tie off the back of an impressive 1-0 victory at Norwich, which has been followed by rave reviews from many for the progress they’re beginning to make under Paul Lambert.
Villa Park is becoming an increasingly difficult place to play for travelling sides, after a successful summer which saw the arrival of two key players Antonio Luna & Leandro Bacuna. Tottenham should expect a far tougher test than the one they were faced with earlier this season in the Capital One Cup, coming away 4-0 victors on the day partly thanks to a Jermain Defoe brace. Andre Villas Boas side’s top four credentials have been widely questioned since their downfall against the Hammers, and they’ll desperately need to make amends on Sunday to get their European and title aspirations back on track. But after last month’s cup result coupled with another 4-0 victory at Villa Park last term, Tottenham will know they won’t be the only side seeking a response in this tie.
Roberto Soldado is expected to return to a misfiring front line, which is increasingly struggling for goals of late. The £26,000,000 summer signing has found his start to life in the Premier League a difficult one, notching two goals to date. He’s admitted he’s struggled with the increased pace & physical aspects involved with the game and has found the adaptation a more difficult process than he imagined. With regards to Villa, their Belgium frontman Christian Benteke has made exceptional progress on his way back from injury during the international break, after originally being ruled out for six weeks. The hip injury was attained in the early stages of their victory against Norwich, where they successfully proved they could cope without his presence. Paul Lambert has said that Benteke has been in dialogue with medical staff and there’s every expectation he’ll feature on the substitutes bench.
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