Ollie Watkins, who was called up by England coach Gareth Southgate mid-week, will be in charge of Villa. As expected, Jack Grealish has not yet recovered from his shin injury. Cash comes on defense as Sanson makes his second start in the Premier League.

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Sanson, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Watkins, Trézéguet. Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Nakamba, Barkley, El Ghazi, Engels, Elmohamady, Davis, Ramsey.

Aston Villa

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So we face Spurs tonight … #AVLTOT pic.twitter.com/jQefWeKTwR

March 21, 2021

For Tottenham, Aurier and Alderweireld are excluded due to illness. Tanganga, Rodon, Lo Celso and Vinícius all make the starting grid.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Tanganga, Rodon, Sánchez, Reguilón, Lucas Moura, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Vinícius, Kane. Subs: Ballen, Hart, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Bergwijn, Davies, Scarlett, Devine. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Tottenham Hotspur

Lor Lloris (C), Tanganga, Rodon, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Lucas, Vinicius, Kane

March 21, 2021