Tottenham vs Aston Villa : meet in a Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The match is set for 12:30 p.m.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
Tottenham came in fourth in the Premier League table last season. Tottenham ended the year with a loss to Liverpool in the Champions League final. The Spurs lost to Inter Milan via penalties in the International Champions Cup.
Aston Villa is back in the Premier League after a three-year absence after beating Derby in the League Championship playoff final. Villa last beat RB Leipzig 3-1 in a club friendly.
The two last met in 2017 in the FA Cup, which the Spurs won.
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Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
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Tottenham start the season at home for the first time in almost a decade today as Aston Villa come to town looking for a big-name scalp.
Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur have to win a trophy this season for it to be a success.
Pochettino has delivered four successive top-four finishes in the Premier League without spending anywhere near the same sort of money as Spurs’ rivals, but his lack of silverware is often highlighted.
They came close to “touching glory” by getting to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool, while they also got to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup.
Pochettino has seen Spurs spend north of £100million this summer in bringing Tanguy N’Dombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke to the club as chairman Daniel Levy acted on his manager’s demand to behave like a big club in the transfer market.
Worth mentioning: No draw has been registered in the last ten H2H clashes between the two teams. Tottenham won nine of those encounters, each of the most recent three by two goal margins. Two of the last five meetings featured over 2,5 goals and only the same witnessed goals at both ends, while the Spurs managed to keep clean sheets on the previous two occasions. Aston Villa have been unable to score more than once in any of their last eight visits to Tottenham.
Tottenham are going into the season having significantly strengthened their squad but Mauricio Pochettino remains wary of European rivals poaching his players before the transfer window closes on the continent, with Christian Eriksen the main target.
The Spurs manager describes himself as “happy plus” after signing Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon, adding to the recruitment of Tanguy Ndombele earlier in the summer. But with the window still open in Europe until 2 September, he would not rule out departures in the coming weeks.