Tottenham XI vs Aston Villa: Confirmed team news and lineup - Harry Kane starts amid doubts over future

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The visit of Aston Villa has been overshadowed by news of Harry Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham in the summer, but Ryan Mason insists the forward remains “100 percent committed” to finishing the season well - and the striker starts toight’s game.

The 10,000 supporters returning to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have been denied the chance to see their dream front four of Kane, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Heung-min Son, however, with Bale not ready to start again - and Steven Bergwijn comes in for the Welsh star.

Serge Aurier has returned to group training but Japhet Tanganga keeps his place at right-back after a solid showing against Wolves on Sunday.

Ben Davies remains the only known injury absentee with a calf problem.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Winks, Hojbjerg, Bergwijn, Dele, Son, Kane

Subs: Doherty, Sanchez, Bale, Lamela, Hart, Lo Celso, Aurier, Lucas Moura, Ndombele

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi, Watkins

Subs: Taylor, Douglas Luiz, Wesley, Steer, Barkley, Elmohamady, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wednesday 19 May, 18:00

TV: Sky Sports

Referee: Craig Pawson

Out: Davies (calf)

Last meeting: Aston Villa 0-2 Spurs

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