Watch Live: Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Lineups)
Two teams looking for improvement and desperately needing a result take aim at each other from Villa Park live on NBCSN at 11am ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Tottenham hits the road on the heels of two straight losses to Manchester City and Newcastle, and have lost three of their last five with Mauricio Pochettino looking for answers both in front of goal and at the back.
Roberto Soldado has come back into the lineup to partner with Emmanuel Adebayor, while Erik Lamela sits on the bench.
Pochettino has also dropped Eric Dier from the squad completely, as the 20-year-old defender has fallen out of form after a blistering start to the season. He conceded a penalty in the 4-1 drubbing to City two weeks ago.
On the other end, Paul Lambert does not have Alan Hutton available to face his former club, and Philippe Senderos is unavailable as well so the Villa defense will feature Matthew Lowton.
However, the big elephant in the room for Villa is the goose egg in front of goal for their last five matches, something never been done before in Villa history.
Aston Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Cissokho; Westwood, Cleverley, Sanchez, Weimann; N’Zogbia, Benteke.
Bench: Given, Cole, Bent, Richardson, Clark, Grealish, Agbonlahor.
Tottenham: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Chadli, Eriksen, Mason; Adebayor, Soldado.
Bench: Vorm, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Townsend, Kane.