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Villa co-leading scorer healthy for Tottenham, will solve all problems

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Andreas Weimann and Nathan Baker will be ready for this weekend's Aston Villa match against Tottenham.

Chris Brunskill

Listen, when you've been struggling to score goals for 531 minutes, it helps to have a proven, potent striking option available. And that's why I'm ready to declare Aston Villa's problem's in the attack solved, because Andi Weimann will be healthy this weekend. Andi has, of course, provided fully 50% of Villa's goals this season and is an unimpeachable part of this attack. Never mind the fact that he's been in a few of these last few scoreless matches he has numbers on his side! HALF of our goals! That's amazing! That totals out to...

... oh shoot. It only means two goals. Well then, perhaps all of our problems aren't solved after all.

But all snark aside, it'll be nice for Paul Lambert to have some more options against Tottenham. On Monday at QPR, Gabby Agbonlahor looked less effective than I can ever remember seeing him, so it may not hurt to take him out. Christian Benteke looked as if he could remember what being dangerous was like, so I imagine he gets the start.

Elsewhere, Villa's leaky defense will be bolstered by the return of Nathan Baker, who also looks ready to go. It says a lot that Baker will definitely be an upgrade to the defense we saw on Monday. Unfortunately Alan Hutton and Philippe Senderos look to be no-gos. If Matthew Lowton can't go, that would mean the return of Leandro Bacuna to the right back position.

So some good news, but probably not enough to make much of a difference. Ugh.