Hello and welcome to football.london’s live coverage of Tottenham’s crunch top-four clash against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

It really is a huge day for both clubs as they aim to secure a place in the Champions League for next campaign.

Aston Villa, as things stand, currently lead the way for fourth due to their five-point advantage over Spurs going into the business end of the season.

However, an awful lot can change over the next two months, especially if Tottenham manage to record all three points in the Midlands later today.

It promises to be a fascinating 90 minutes at Villa Park and we, as ever, will be keeping you updated with everything going on at the game.

You can follow all the build-up and action live in the Midlands with our Tottenham reporters Alasdair Gold and Rob Guest below.

Predicted team

Ange Postecoglou has a couple of decisions to make in regards to his Tottenham team to take on Aston Villa.

A change in midfield could take place as Pape Matar Sarr will be pushing for a starting spot after dropping down to the bench last Saturday against Crystal Palace.

The head coach then must decide if Brennan Johnson comes into the XI after his excellent cameo against the Eagles.

Our man Alasdair Gold has named his predicted team right here.

Tottenham and Aston Villa fixtures compared

Today’s game in the Midlands could have a huge say on who finishes the 2023/24 Premier League season in the final Champions League position.
While of course nothing will be decided by 3pm this afternoon as there is still an awful lot of football on the calendar to be played, it is a game Tottenham really cannot afford to lose.
Here is who both sides have to play in the run-in following today’s encounter at Villa Park.


Every word from Ange

Ange Postecoglou was in front of the media on Friday to preview the Premier League game against Aston Villa.

Quizzed on Pedro Porro’s fitness, Brennan Johnson, Timo Werner and Matty Cash, the Spurs boss was also asked about Unai Emery’s impressive Villa side.

If indeed you missed what Postecoglou had to say in his press conference then fear not as we have a full transcript right here.

TV channel

Tottenham fans not travelling to the Midlands to watch today’s game at Villa Park will still be able to watch all the action live on TV in the UK.

Sky Sports main event and Sky Sports Premier League is the place to be, with coverage commencing at 1pm.

Alternatively, you can stick with us right here in our live blog for updates from the crunch encounter at Villa Park.