The top and bottom of the tables collide as #2 faces #20 in a crucial matchup for completely opposite reasons, live on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Tottenham needs a win to stay anywhere close to Leicester City at the top of the table. The Foxes are already five clear, and should Spurs fail to garner all three points against the league’s bottom side, they would hand Leicester a massive opportunity to gain a serious grasp on the championship trophy.
Aston Villa already nine points clear of safety, and this may be their last opportunity to make a move, lest they doom themselves to the drop for sure.
[ WATCH LIVE: Aston Villa vs. Tottenham live online at NBC Sports Live Extra ]
Spurs see both Dele Alli and Eric Dier return from injury, two of their most important players this season. Danny Rose is also available despite missing the Europa League match with Borussia Dortmund. Aston Villa is missing three players in Carlos Sanchez, Libor Kozak and Jack Grealish with long-term injuries, but there are no new injury problems to deal with.
Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho, Westwood, Gana, Ayew, Gil, Veretout, Gestede.
Subs: Richards, Clark, Bacuna, Sinclair, Green, Bunn, Lyden.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Carroll, Chadli, Mason, Son.