Romero returns to Spurs starting XI but Kulusevski not involved, Martinez on visitors’ bench after World Cup exploits
Tottenham to host Aston Villa in first Premier League clash of 2023 today.
Spurs are fifth in the table, two points behind Manchester United, after their draw on Boxing Day at Brentford.
Antonio Conte’s side have been in fine form throughout the season but will be eager to start the new year in style.
Villa, meanwhile, are 12th in the table and were well beaten by Liverpool on Boxing Day.
Unai Emery’s side are five points clear of the relegation zone and won’t want to be dragged into the fray down below.
- Kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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- Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Lenglet, Romero, Davies, Doherty, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Gil, Son, Kane
- Subtitles: Forster, Skipp, Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Dier, Sessegnon, Spence, Tanganga, Sarr
- Aston Villa starting XI: Olsen, Young, Konsa, Mings, Worthy, Douglas Luiz, Kamara, McGinn, Bailey, Buendia, Watkins
- Subtitles: Martinez, Cash, Sanson, Ings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Bednarek, Coutinho, Archer
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