Spurs v Aston Villa – how to follow, team news, key information
Sat 02 October 2021, 22:45|Tottenham Hotspur
We’re back at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the second time this week on Sunday (3 October) as we welcome Aston Villa for our final Premier League fixture before the international break (kick-off 2pm UK).
Villa are eighth with 10 points from six games, but we’ll climb above them if we can end a run of three straight league defeats as we look to build some momentum after Thursday night’s big win over NS Mura in the Europa Conference League.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the action getting underway...
How can I watch the game?
Sunday’s match has not been selected for live broadcast in the UK, but our live Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app is the place to be, as we bring you minute-by-minute text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats at your fingertips.
For all the live build-up and reaction from inside the stadium, you can also tune in to N17 Live, our exclusive pre- and post-match show. It’s available to watch for free online, across social media and on the app from 1.15pm UK, with special guests Rafa van der Vaart and George Smith from top band New Hope Club.
Alternatively, join our Watchalong on Twitch – head to twitch.tv/tottenhamhotspur from 1pm UK to comment on and debate all the action with hosts Rebekah and Matt.
Supporters attending the match can find all the latest travel information here.
If you’re supporting us from overseas, check out the worldwide broadcast listings to see if the match is being shown in your area.
How will the teams line up?
Ben Davies has been suffering from an appendix issue and is set to miss out on Sunday.
Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon are also continuing their recovery from injuries sustained in recent weeks and remain sidelined.
Villa boss Dean Smith has confirmed that he’ll be without Leon Bailey and Morgan Sanson, while Keinan Davis and Trezeguet are also unavailable.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Chris Kavanagh will referee the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Dan Cook and Dan Robathan as his assistants.
Graham Scott will be the fourth official while Michael Oliver is on VAR duty, assisted by Sian Massey-Ellis.
We’ll be playing in our 2021/22 home kit of Lilywhite shirts, navy shorts and navy socks, with our goalkeeper in green.
Villa are set to play in claret and blue shirts, white shorts and claret and blue socks. Their goalkeeper will wear yellow.
What about the matchday programme?
Sunday’s official matchday programme features a special commemorative front cover dedicated to the one and only Jimmy Greaves.
Widely considered as one of the greatest of all time, Greavsie’s strike rate of 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970 makes him our record goalscorer. He sadly passed away on 19 September, aged 81, and in this, our first home Premier League matchday programme printed since his passing, we pay tribute to the great man with a poignant front cover image, along with tributes and memories from across the game included inside.
There’s also a main feature interview with Sergio Reguilon and a chat with Joe Rodon about the stadiums that have played a key role in his career to date.
Priced at the usual £3.50, the programme is available from all Tap Inn counters around the stadium and external pods situated at Paxton House, the South Podium, Park Lane Square and Worcester Avenue. Supporters not attending the match can order a copy online here, for delivery direct to your door.
What will the weather be like?
It’s forecast to be dry and bright in north London on Sunday afternoon, with temperatures at around 15 degrees.