Sunday, October 7
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 15.00 BST.
TV: Highlights, BBC1 Match of the Day2.
Tottenham (Possible, 4-4-2): Friedel; Walker, Caulker, Gallas,
Vertonghen; Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Bale; Defoe, Dempsey.
Out: Naughton (foot), Parker (Achilles), Livermore (groin), Assou-Ekotto, Kaboul (both knee).
Aston Villa (Possible, 4-4-2): Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett;
Holman, Delph, El Ahmadi, Albrighton; Benteke, Bent
Out: Dunne (groin), Gardner (knee), Ireland (broken arm), Petrov (illness), Stevens (hamstring).
Referee: Neil Swarbrick. Matches 1, R0 Y2.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is fit for the visit of Aston Villa after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Andre Villas-Boas is expected to recall Brad Friedel in goal despite a solid performance from his understudy Hugo Lloris in Thursday's Europa League draw against Panathinaikos.
Kyle Naughton (foot), Scott Parker (Achilles), Jake Livermore (groin), Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are out.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has no fresh injury problems ahead of the game.
Midfielder Stephen Ireland and central defender Richard Dunne remain sidelined although the former could return after the international break.
Lambert has to decide whether to recall striker Darren Bent to the starting line-up against one of his former clubs after he came off the substitutes' bench to equalise against West Brom last weekend.
Unbeaten since the opening day of the season, Tottenham enter this match amid signs in their 3-2 win against Manchester United last week that Andre Villas-Boas is beginning to stamp his imprint on the team.
It remains to be seen, however, whether they will be weakened by Villas-Boas’ decision to field a strong side in Thursday's Europa League draw in Greece with Panathinaikos.
Paul Lambert goes in search of his first away win in the Premier League as the manager of Aston Villa.
Betting: Home 4-9, Away 6-1, Draw 17-5.
Stat of the game: Villa have won only three times in 19 Premier League visits to White Hart Lane.
Jeremy Wilson's prediction: Tottenham Hotspr 3 Aston Villa 1.