Tottenham v Aston Villa

Tottenham are looking to keep their title bid alive by putting another nail into the coffin of rock-bottom Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.

Spurs have dropped points in recent weeks with a 1-0 loss to West Ham and 2-2 draw with derby rivals Arsenal, allowing Leicester City to move five points clear at the top of the standings.

A 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League makes it three without a win for Spurs, but with one foot out of the door in the European competition they can put all their focus on the league, and will be expecting an easy victory against the worst team in the division.

Villa remain nine points adrift of safety at the bottom of the standings, with a rare win (2-0 against Norwich) back in early February followed by four consecutive defeats. Relegation looks to be inevitable for the Villans, who were beaten 3-1 by Spurs earlier in the campaign and will harbour little hope of improvement on their own turf.

In team news, Spurs have just three injury absentees, with full-back Danny Rose (calf/shin), centre-back Jan Vertonghen (medial collateral ligament), and forward Clinton N’Jie (knee) all ruled out.

For Villa, Czech striker Libor Kozak (ankle) and midfielder Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) are expected to be available, but Jack Grealish (ankle) and Jordan Amavi (anterior cruciate ligament) are both sidelined.

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