Tottenham host Aston Villa tonight of their first sport for the reason that main switch information surrounding Harry Kane’s future broke.
England celebrity Kane has reportedly requested to go away the membership this summer time amid their struggles to win silverware once more this season.
Chelsea’s win over Leicester final night time has additionally meant that Spurs have missed out on Champions League soccer.
Ryan Mason’s facet will need to safe Europa League soccer for subsequent time period and a win tonight is significant.
Villa, who misplaced 2-Zero to Tottenham in March, are set for a mid-table end.
Tottenham v Aston Villa: Methods to hear
This match will get underneath method at 6pm on Wednesday, Could 19.
Full protection from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can be completely stay on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up beginning at 5pm.
Russ Williams can be your host and commentary will come from Joe Shennan and Dean Ashton.
To tune in, click on HERE for the stay stream.
Tottenham v Aston Villa: Confirmed XIs
Kane has been named in Spurs XI to face Villa with hypothesis that it may very well be the England captain’s final match on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He declared his need to go away earlier this week, with Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea fascinated with signing him this summer time.
In the meantime, Jack Grealish has returned to Villa’s beginning XI after a protracted damage lay-off.
The playmaker featured on the substitutes bench final trip within the defeat to Palace and now makes his hotly-anticipated return.
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Højbjerg, Winks, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi, Watkins
Tottenham v Aston Villa: What has been mentioned?
Interim Tottenham boss Ryan Mason says he can not reply questions on Harry Kane’s future as a result of he is not going to be the supervisor subsequent season.
“I’m not uncomfortable in any respect. I couldn’t be extra comfy,” he mentioned. “I’m on the membership I like. I’ve obtained individuals round me who’re nice. I really feel at dwelling right here.
“So answering questions comes with the function, it’s regular.
“I’ve been given the responsibility of taking the soccer membership for the remaining seven video games of the season, so there are specific questions I can’t reply as a result of I don’t know as a result of I’m not the supervisor for the longer term – so I can’t reply the questions.
“I’m not in these conversations about subsequent season, what the squad’s going to appear to be, who we need to herald as a result of my focus in on the subsequent two video games.
“So when it comes to being uncomfortable, no. I’m actually comfy.
“I’ve been given this chance and I really feel I wouldn’t have been handed this chance if the membership didn’t really feel like I used to be prepared to assist the staff and Tottenham Hotspur.
“While you characterize an enormous membership there’s all the time going to be hypothesis. Soccer whenever you lose, it’s horrible, whenever you win it’s nice.
“By way of a crash-course, you possibly can say that. However its one thing I really feel comfy coping with.”
Tottenham v Aston Villa: Match stats and details
- Tottenham wish to full their seventh Premier League double over Aston Villa, one thing they’ve solely performed as many occasions within the competitors in opposition to Everton (7) and Manchester City (8).
- Aston Villa have misplaced 12 of their final 13 conferences with Tottenham in all competitions, successful the opposite in April 2015 underneath Tim Sherwood.
- Tottenham have received their remaining dwelling league sport in 10 of the final 12 seasons, with the exceptions being a 1-2 loss to Southampton in 2015-16 and a 2-2 draw with Everton in 2018-19.
- Aston Villa have received their remaining away league sport in simply one of many final 18 seasons (D7 L10), beating Arsenal 2-1 on the Emirates in 2010-11.
- Tottenham have received 11 of their final 12 Premier League dwelling video games performed on Wednesdays (D1) since a 0-1 defeat in opposition to Leicester City in January 2016.
- Aston Villa have misplaced all 5 of their Premier League video games performed on Wednesdays this season – probably the most video games a staff has performed on a particular day of the week inside a single season and misplaced all of them is six (Tottenham on Sundays in 1996-97).
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored seven targets in his final six Premier League appearances in opposition to Aston Villa, discovering the online in every of his final 4 in opposition to the Villans.
- Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has misplaced every of his three Premier League matches in opposition to Spurs – he’s solely misplaced his first 4 league encounters in opposition to two sides in his managerial profession (Man City and Blackburn).
- This match can be Harry Kane’s 400th look in membership soccer in all competitions – 334 of his 399 up to now have come for Spurs, with the others coming throughout mortgage spells at Leyton Orient (18), Millwall (27), Norwich City (5) and Leicester City (15). His 236 targets since his debut in January 2011 are bettered solely by Sergio Agüero (258) in English soccer in that point.
- Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored his sixth Premier League aim of their 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace final trip – the Scotsman has scored the opening aim in 4 Premier League video games and Villa have gone on to lose all 4. Solely former Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic has scored the opening aim in additional Premier League video games with out successful than McGinn (5 – drawing all 5).