Spurs have picked up the pace at the perfect time because their previous three consecutive wins have been enough to enter the top four of the Premier League table.
Tottenham have moved above Arsenal thanks to the Gunners slipping against Palace and next up, Antonio Conte’s side take on an out-of-form Aston Villa side.
Villa have seen a sudden slump, losing their previous three matches and with the kind of form that Spurs are in right now, this one should be a regulation win for the North London club. In the last three matches, Tottenham have netted 10 goals so they are very much the favourites.
The manager does have a few injury concerns going into this tie but Spurs cannot afford to drop points if they wish to hold onto that fourth spot. They have played one more game than Arsenal which means the onus is on them to keep their foot on the peddle.
39’—Spurs 0-1 Newcastle
43’—Spurs 1-1 Newcastle
48’—Spurs 2-1 Newcastle
54’—Spurs 3-1 Newcastle
That turnaround 😅 pic.twitter.com/aG4JLtYuGQ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 3, 2022
Spurs team news and injury updates for the weekend:
The left side of the pitch is going to be a cause of concern for Antonio Conte since both Ryan Sessegnon and Reguilon are out injured.
Sessegnon is nearing a comeback but we are not yet sure if he will be ready for Saturday’s tie or not. Reguilon though might have a better chance at making a comeback since he only has a knock.
If Reguilon is not available for selection then the manager will have no other option but to use Matt Doherty on the left-hand side.
Oliver Skipp was supposed to be fit for the Aston Villa game but now it seems like he has suffered a setback in training. He had trained on grass on Monday and Tuesday but had to withdraw after feeling discomfort in his pelvis.
Skipp is set to miss out this weekend but Conte will not be too worried because Hojbjerg and Bentancur have formed a very good partnership in the middle of the pitch.
Rodrigo Bentancur’s first half by numbers vs Newcastle:
100% ground duels won (4/4)
91% pass accuracy
39 passes completed
3 ball recoveries
3 attempted long balls
2 successful long balls
1 foul drawn
1 chance created
Impressing again. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/zIsDH1Z73V
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) April 3, 2022
Kulusevski has added a new lease of life to the Spurs attack and right now, he is one of the first names on Conte’s teamsheet along with Son and Harry Kane.
The Spurs manager will have Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura as backups.
Spurs predicted line up vs Aston Villa:
Predicted Starting Line up(3-4-3): Lloris; Eric Dier, Romero, Ben Davies; Emerson, Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg; Kulusevski, Son, Harry Kane.