I'm not sure what to think about Paul Lambert using the same lineup against Spurs as he trotted out against West Bromwich Albion last week. On one hand, I understand him wanting to settle into something steady -- despite what he's said about constantly changing the starters -- but on the other, geez, Fabian Delph again?
But people keep telling me there's something about Delph I'm missing, so, ok. He was just fine at the beginning of the match last time 'round, so let's hope he can just keep adding minutes to his "I'm a decent player" time.
Thoughts on Bent staying on the bench?
Spurs subs (from): Tom Huddlestone, Emmanuel Adebayor, Michael Dawson, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Brad Friedel, Iago Falque, Andros Townsend.
Aston Villa Starting XI: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar (c), Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett, Karim El Ahmadi, Fabian Delph, Marc Albrighton, Brett Holman, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke.
Villa subs (from): Shay Given, Darren Bent, Charles N'Zogbia, Eric Lichaj, Barry Bannan, Ashley Westwood, Andi Weimann.