Aston Villa - Tottenham Preview: Hosts look to bounce back after Chelsea thrashing

London: The west Midlands outfit have a point to prove after losing 8-0 to the Blues, while Spurs will also seek to finish off their chances after a stalemate against Stoke.

Both sides will be seeking goals this Boxing Day after their lack of firepower during the weekend and changes in formation could be the key for a cracker of a game.

Paul Lambert could welcome back forward Gabriel Agbonlahor after missing the Liverpool and Chelsea clashes with a thigh muscle strain, though Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke will most likely start up front.

Ron Vlaar will be looking to make a return and improve Villa`s defence after the Dutchman missed the last six games with a calf injury.

Andre Villas-Boas will still be without attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey as the American remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Scott Parker could start for Spurs after impressing from the bench during the goalless draw with Stoke.