Premier League preview: Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur

🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

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Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

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📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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Spurs need a response after Europa shock

Jose Mourinho will be looking for a response from his under-fire Tottenham side when they travel to Villa Park in the Premier League on Sunday.


Tottenham form

Tottenham were dumped out of the Europa League at the last-16 stage after an embarrassing 3-0 extra-time defeat against Dinamo Zagreb that saw their 2-0 first leg lead wiped out by the Croatian side.

Hugo Lloris called the performance a “disgrace” while manager Jose Mourinho said he was “disappointed for a difference of attitude of one team to another.”

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

The Europa League exit comes after Spurs were beaten 2-1 in the north London derby last weekend. Tottenham are down in eighth but just six points off the top four with a game in hand.

Jose Mourinho’s side have lost their last seven matches in the Premier League against a top-half side since they beat Arsenal in December.

Tottenham have been beaten in nine league games this season, the joint most Mourinho has lost in a campaign in his career.

The Portuguese manager is under major pressure to get a top-four place after the possibility of gaining Champions League qualification through winning the Europa League was extinguished.


Aston Villa form

Aston Villa’s form has stuttered of late after their brilliant start to the season. The Villains sit ninth, four points behind Tottenham with a game in hand. European football is now a distant dream but this has still been a season of progression for Dean Smith’s side.

In recent weeks, they have struggled to score goals and create chances due to the absence of talisman Jack Grealish. Villa have won one of their last six and scored just three goals in those games. The hosts have scored six goals in their last nine games.

Villa conceded in stoppage time to draw 1-1 against Newcastle, which was a sickener for the side as they were moments away from another clean sheet. Only Man City and Chelsea have more clean sheets than Aston Villa’s 14.

Ollie Watkins is six matches without a goal as Dean Smith’s side have found it hard to provide the striker – who was named in the England squad on Thursday – with regular service.

Dean Smith said Jack Grealish will be assessed on Saturday ahead of the game with the Villa captain possibly in line to make a return.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa is closed down by Ben White of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa at American Express Community Stadium on February 13, 2021 in Brighton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge – Pool/Getty Images)

Head-to-head

Aston Villa have lost 11 of their last 12 matches against Tottenham in all competitions. Spurs are unbeaten in nine away Premier League games against Aston Villa (W7, D2), winning the last five in a row.


Featured image: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected following defeat in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadion Maksimir. (Photo by Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images)

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🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

2

Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

2

📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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