Missing Players and team news:
What made Tottenham’s collapse in Zagreb all the more remarkable is that star man Harry Kane started the game and indeed played the full 120 minutes. That would have taken it out of the striker and, with three England internationals on the horizon, Mourinho may well make a bold call to rest his star man at Villa Park. Fellow attacker Son Heung-min will play no part because of an injury sustained against Arsenal last weekend, while Erik Lamela is suspended for his red card in the same game. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele were greatly missed against Dinamo and should both return in holding midfield on Sunday. As for Villa, there is still a question mark over the fitness of playmaker Jack Grealish, who has now missed five matches but recently returned to training. Bertrand Traore is another fitness doubt for the Villans, though Smith will give both players every chance of being fit for the visit of Spurs. Fresh on the back of his England call-up, striker Ollie Watkins is certain to lead the line as he looks to build on a return of 10 goals in 27 league games this term.