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How Aston Villa could line up against Tottenham Hotspur

How Villa could line up against Tottenham
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Sports Mole looks at how Aston Villa could line up against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Dean Smith remains unsure of Jack Grealish's availability for Aston Villa's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The England international has missed the Villans' last five games with a shin injury, but he returned to training earlier this week.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday, Smith revealed that he will make a decision on whether Grealish can play any part on the morning of the match.

Even if the playmaker is fit to feature, however, he will surely be eased back into action from the bench.

That should mean Trezeguet or Anwar El-Ghazi getting the nod out wide, with Bertrand Traore - another slight fitness doubt - getting the nod on the other flank.

Ollie Watkins seems certain to lead the line, three days on from being called up to the England senior squad - a reward for scoring 10 goals in 27 league games this term.

Another certain starter is Emiliano Martinez, who has 14 Premier League clean sheets this term, placing him behind only Manchester City's Ederson (16).

Aston Villa possible starting lineup: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, Nakamba; Traore, McGinn, Trezeguet; Watkins

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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