Line Up: Tottenham v Aston Villa – Lo Celso starts

Ange Postecoglou has named his Tottenham Hotspur side which will take to the field in this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa.

Tottenham return to action following the international break having suffered back-to-back defeats against Chelsea and Wolves despite opening the scoring in both matches and come up against a Villa side who have had an impressive start to the campaign and sit just a point behind the North Londoners.

Postecoglou revealed in Friday’s pre-match press conference that Destiny Udogie was fit to return to action after missing Italy’s recent Euro Qualifier double header, while Pape Matar Sarr was a doubt heading into the fixture and Ashley Phillips is the latest injury casualty, joining James Maddison and Micky van de Ven on the treatment table.

Pape Matar Sarr
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Spurs team news vs Aston Villa

The Australian told Football.London: “Micky and Madders no real update, same as a few weeks back. We’ve had a couple of issues out of the international break. Young Ash Phillips picked up an ankle injury with the England team and he’s out for a little while. We’re still assessing it but at least probably a month out.

“We’re just checking on Pape Sarr, who has an issue coming back from the international team as well. We’ll see how he is tomorrow as he didn’t train today. Aside from that, Biss is suspended but we get Destiny back and I think everyone else is ok.”

Cristian Romero serves the second of his three-match suspension, while Yves Bissouma sits out the fixture as a result of the yellow card he received at Wolves, his fifth of the season.

This is who takes to the field in North London this afternoon:

Tottenham XI: Vicario, Porro, Royal, Davies, Udogie, Bentancur, Lo Celso, Kulusevski, Bryan, Son, Johnson.

Subs: Forster, Austin, Dorrington, Dier, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Donley, Veliz

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Luiz, Kamara, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins


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