Tottenham team news: Predicted XI vs Aston Villa as Ryan Mason holds ground with key calls

Tottenham Hotspur are vying for back-to-back victories for the first time since February when they visit Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Express Sport looks at how Ryan Mason could line up in search of a win that would all but guarantee European football next season.

Goalkeeper - Forster

Hugo Lloris remains sidelined for the rest of the season, so Fraser Forster will continue between the sticks.

He could keep back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since Spurs last won consecutive games against West Ham United and Chelsea three months ago.

Defence - Royal, Romero, Lenglet

Clement Lenglet has been an injury doubt in the build-up after picking up a knock in last week's 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.

But reports suggest he will be ready to start again, which should see Mason opt for an unchanged back three.

Cristian Romero produced a monstrous performance at the heart of the defence against the Eagles.

And Emerson Royal also impressed in an unnatural right-centre-back role. There's no reason for Mason to chop and change.

Midfield - Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies

Pedro Porro's Spurs fortunes appear to be changing after three successive impressive displays at right-wing-back.

Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are expected to continue their midfield partnership, with Rodrigo Bentancur out until next season.

Yves Bissouma returned to the bench last time, but Mason suggested it was premature. It'd be surprising to see him start.

Royal's move into defence saw Ben Davies return to the left flank against Palace, and the change came off.

Attack - Son, Richarlison, Kane

Harry Kane has scored in nine of his last 11 games for club and country and failed to produce a direct goal contribution in just one.

Erling Haaland's extra-terrestrial exploits have overshadowed his impressive season at the spearhead of an underperforming Tottenham side.

He'll start centrally, but whether Son Heung-min starts on the left or right depends on who gets the nod between Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski.

Richarlison has been preferred often recently, so he may line up on the left with Son operating down the right.

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