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.
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