The pressure is on Jose Mourinho’s side to deliver after he publicly criticised his side’s attitude following their mid-week defeat.
Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday after a woeful performance against Diamo Zagreb.
And only a few days before that, they slumped to another defeat in the north London derby.
Tonight, they travel to Villa Park as they try to cling on to a spot in Europe next season.
But the news that Jack Grealish may be fit enough to start is unlikely to be music to Mourinho’s ears.
Aston Villa have failed to beat Spurs in ten attempts at Villa Park, but they will be fairly confident in their ability to close the four-point gap between the two sides.
Dean Smith spoke about Bertrand Traore’s encounter with the railings at St James’ Park earlier this week, but confirmed it wasn’t anything serious and that he was hopeful the forward could feature this evening.
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