Sunday Mercury: Brad Guzan has always played second fiddle to Brad Friedel but today he will finally get the chance to show his countryman what he's really made of. Current No.1 failed to make a single Premier League start during Friedel's tenure at Villa Park as the evergreen stopper's performances made him impossible to drop.
Daily Star On Sunday: Emmanuel Adebayor has warned that Tottenham's historic win at Old Trafford last weekend will count for nothing against Aston Villa today.
Confidence is suddenly sky-high at Spurs after Andre Villas-Boas' men secured their first away victory over Manchester United in 23 years.
Daily Star On Sunday: Paul Lambert has defended his policy of only revealing his starting line-up to his Aston Villa players shortly before kick-off. Darren Bent said it was "disappointing" to find out he had been axed only after arriving at the ground for last Sunday's West Brom clash - but came on to score the equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
The Sun: When Kyle Walker runs out for Tottenham at White Hart Lane today, he will be reminded of the best move he ever made. But it was not joining Spurs from Sheffield United three years ago, it was going to Aston Villa on loan in January 2011.
The Sun: Brad Guzan told pal Clint Dempsey he blew a great opportunity this summer because he signed for Spurs. And it was not because the USA striker turned his back on a high-profile switch to Liverpool — but more for the fact he rejected a £7million move to Aston Villa!
Sunday Mirror: Darren Bent will have to get used to the idea that he's no longer guaranteed to be Aston Villa's No.1 goal-getter.
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