(Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for today’s Barclays Premier League fixture between Aston Vill and Tottenham at Villa Park.
Fit-again winger Aaron Lennon returns to the squad and he was named on the bench, alongside Jermain Defoe, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Moussa Dembélé.
Vlad Chiriches will also make his EPL debut for Spurs in defense.
Paulinho, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sandro start in midfield for Andre Villas-Boas side, so too does England international Andros Townsend and German Lewis Holtby.
Gabriel Agbonlahor leads Aston Villa attack, while Andreas Weimann, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Delph and Libor Kozák all start as well.
Leading forward Christian Benteke returns from injury and starts on the bench.
Aston Villa v Tottenham
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Kozak, Agbonlahor.
Subs: Steer, Helenius, Sylla, Benteke, Bowery, Tonev, Lowton
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Sandro, Townsend, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Soldado.
Subs: Lennon, Defoe, Dembele, Friedel, Naughton, Eriksen, Lamela.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
English Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur
20 Oct 2013 – Villa Park