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Team news, statistics and our verdict for this weekend's remaining action in the Barclays Premier League.

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Aaron Lennon: Back in contention for Tottenham

Aaron Lennon: Back in contention for Tottenham

Team news, statistics and our verdict for this weekend's remaining action in the Barclays Premier League.Sunday, October 20

Aston Villa v Tottenham

Villa boss Paul Lambert will make a late decision on striker Christian Benteke, who has been out since September with a hip injury but trained with Belgium earlier this week and was an unused substitute against Wales on Tuesday.

Jores Okore (cruciate ligament) and midfielder Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) are long-term casualties.

Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has recovered from a foot injury and is in contention.

Left-back Danny Rose (toe) and midfielder Etienne Capoue (ankle) are out until next week, while defender Younes Kaboul is doubtful because of an adductor injury.

Last season: Aston Villa 0 Spurs 4, Spurs 2 Aston Villa 0

Last five league matches: Aston Villa L L W W D; Spurs L W W D L

Top scorers: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) 5; Jermain Defoe (Spurs) 7

Match Odds: H 13-5 A 21-20 D 12-5

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).

Our verdict: Aston Villa 1 Tottenham 2

Monday, October 21

Crystal Palace v Fulham

Palace manager Ian Holloway has no fresh injury concerns. Yannick Bolasie is pushing for a first league start, having come off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.

Club captain Paddy McCarthy has returned to training after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, but Glenn Murray (knee) remains absent.

Midfielder Scott Parker could be back in Fulham's line-up following a calf problem. Defender Aaron Hughes will train with the squad as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury, and manager Martin Jol has also declared forward Adel Taarabt fit.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Crystal Palace W L L L L; Fulham L D L L W

Top scorers: Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) 2; Darren Bent (Fulham) 3

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire).

Our verdict: Crystal Palace 0 Fulham 2


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