Date: 2nd November 2015 at 12:19pm
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Tottenham host strugglers Aston Villa at White Hart Lane knowing a win will take them above West Ham into fifth place.

After two draws on the bounce, Mauricio Pochettino’s side got back to winning ways with an emphatic 5-1 victory at Bournemouth last Sunday.

Harry Kane netted a hat-trick in that match to equal his goal tally from his previous 17 Premier League appearances and extend his side’s unbeaten run in the league to nine matches.

And the London side will be confident of scoring a few more on Monday against a side who have more often than not been good opponents for them in recent years.

9th May 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Pochettino’s Spurs are unbeaten in eight league matches

Spurs have won 10 of the previous 14 meetings between the two, with the only defeat coming in the most recent clash back in April.

The Villans will be looking to replicate the victory they produced that day and need to do so if they are to avoid their worst ever start to a top-flight season.

Sitting bottom with just four points from 10 matches, Remi Garde, who’s set to replace Tim Sherwood as the club’s new manager, has a massive task on his hands.

The Frenchman will be in the stands to watch as his side look to end a nine-game winless run and six-match losing streak.

Victory for Villa will move them up to 18th and one point behind Bournemouth who currently sit a place outside the bottom-three.

14th February 2013 - UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg - Tottenham Hotspur v Olympique Lyonnais - Remi Garde Manager of Olympique Lyonnais - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Remi Garde will be appointed Aston Villa’s new boss

However, Spurs are yet to lose on their own patch in the league this term and Villa are the joint-lowest scorers having hit the back of the net just nine times to date.

Pochettino has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game as Son Heung-min, Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Pritchard and Nacer Chadli all remain sidelined.

Aston Villa captain Micah Richards is expected to feature, despite admitting an FA charge of improper conduct, while Joleon Lescott should return from injury.

League Position: Tottenham – 6th (17 pts); Aston Villa – 20th (4 pts)
Last Meeting: Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa, April 2015
Key Men: Tottenham – Harry Kane; Aston Villa – Michah Richards
Form: Tottenham – WWWDDW; Aston Villa – LLLLLL
Shoot Says: Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

 
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