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Mings missing for Villa as Davies replaces Tanganga in Spurs left-back role

First-choice centre-back Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) is missing for Aston Villa as they host Spurs in their Gameweek 26 fixture.

The former Bournemouth man, who reportedly has tonsilitis, has been a key member of Dean Smith’s defence this season so his absence could mean good things for Spurs attackers.

“(Mings) is a massive presence in the dressing room. I hope his tonsils are feeling better. We have some good players waiting to step in who can do a job. We have complete faith in Kortney and Bjorn.” – John McGinn, on Sky Sports

The Villa manager has retained faith with the 3-4-3 system though, choosing Kortney Hause (£4.4m), Bjorn Engels (£4.4m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) in the three-man defence.

Matt Targett (£4.4m) and Frédéric Guilbert (£4.4m) are the wing-backs while Jack Grealish (£6.7m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) flank Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m) in the front-three.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min (£10.0m) looks set for a central role again as Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) takes up a left attacking midfield spot.

Ben Davies (£5.3m) is back in the Spurs side for the first time since November, which means Japhet Tanganga (£4.1m) drops to the bench.

Aston Villa XI: Reina; Hause, Engels, Konsa; Targett, D Luiz, Drinkwater, Guilbert; Grealish, Samatta, El Ghazi.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; B Davies, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Dier, Winks; Bergwijn, Alli, Moura; Son.

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1,352 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Reina complaint that his defenders didn’t encroach

  2. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ffs. At least he scored ")

  3. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Love you Son

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Reina pen save ???

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Si

  5. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Annoying

  6. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wtf was that run up from Son? 😆

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Same as last one where he scored. Same place too

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He must be watching too much pogba

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Son haunts non owners

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I am a son owner but feeling haunted as he is walking off injured.

  8. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How many points to SON

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      3

    2. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Net 3

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Think it's a +3 gain?

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      +5 if he holds the 2 baps

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Still think I’ll get him, even if he may be off pens now

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good outcome for Reina owners

  11. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rival owns Berwijn. No assist lol

  12. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Son owners lucky. Phew.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Or unlucky he missed.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    3 point goals are meh.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Better than -2 🙂

  14. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lucky Son owners 🙁

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chin up Woy.

      Why don’t you write another brag post to cheer you up?

  15. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oh well, 4 points better than -1

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah... But poor effort... Run-up seemed too casual

        1. Arbroath 36-0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I knew he’d miss after seeing his run up in the cup game last week!

    • potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Could have sworn there was a new rule this year that you couldn't rebound your own penalty

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It was amongst the original new rules but they dropped it.

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Ah. Thanks.

      2. Peteex
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Must be very underground rule then because non of the players were complaining and referee think it was a goal

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          See above

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol Grealish owners so unlucky and Son owners so lucky. This game is bad for your mental health

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Could be different story second half.

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Son getting subbed 100%

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Why?

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He’s down

      2. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lol

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Desperate non owner.

          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Absolute muppet

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              😆

        2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Literally just wait and see

      3. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Seemed fine after 1st minute and before 48th minute. He'll be back

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Son down

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      GW18 captained Son for a red card
      GW23 captained Vardy for missed pen
      GW26 captained Son for missed pen

      Am I doing it right?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        At least Son scores the rebound

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He knew I was coming for him if he didn’t

      2. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Better than most who captained Salah

      3. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I triple captained Son for a red card last season.

    • Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How was that a Pen lol, he fell on his own before they made contact, due to bad balance. Are they high in the VAR room? Check Var twice for spurs but do not control the handball on Sanchez lol haha

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ah the armchair fan brigade are out in force again.

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Pretty basic penalty decision

      3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It was a blatant pen and I'm a Villa fan with pure bias.

    • FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bergwijn looking key to spurs attacks, might be a bargain at 7.5 if he carry’s on this

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks good. Unlucky not to score with the handballish block and no assist for the penalty. Agree looks good value at 7.5

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Agreed unfortunately I got redmond instead of him on the WC

    • Barnes Owl
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Devastated as a Bergwijn owner

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Tough luck. Still 45 mins to go.

        1. Barnes Owl
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah he's looking good to be fair.

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Defo. Much better than Lucas.

      2. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        That was def rough

    • Jullepuu
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Reina hounts Son

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Son the sociopath pretending that he might be subbed at HT to torture non owners further.

      • sozopol
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I have Son and Bergwjn. Feeling conflicted rn

      • ragnarlookbrood
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        poor poor poor spurs damn

      • Arbroath 36-0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        As a Son owner, and seeing his penalty run up in mid week, I really didn’t want him taking that penalty

      • BNMC
          1 month, 13 days ago

          So who am I selling Alli for?

        • FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Son's 4 points lifts me by 12k places. I need more points from this fella now.

            Come on Son my boy, go demon!