Tottenham are back to winning ways following a very poor week for Jose Mourinho's side. Spurs looked poor early on but grew into the game which was too much for the Villains.
Back to winning ways for Spurs
After a loss in the North London Derby and a devastating loss to Dinamo Zagreb, this game gave Mourinho's side the chance to bounce back to winning ways.
They did it with relative ease, creating more chances and having more possession than the hosts. This was all despite a less than convincing start with Ollie Watkins, Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet getting in behind the Spurs backline multiple times early on.
This all changed when Vinicius' goal put Spurs up 1-0. This gave the away side a certain arrogance which allowed them to play with much more freedom. With Villa chasing the game the amount of space only increased. The lead was doubled from the penalty spot just before the 70 minute mark which all but ended any chance of a comeback.
Mourinho can definitely take more positives than negatives from this game with Lucas showing his worth after a few sub-par performances. The change of system may be something that is built on in future games as it allowed the midfield to express themselves more freely.
No creativity yet again for Villa
Without Jack Grealish Aston Villa provide very little attacking threat which is something that Dean Smith really needs to address. Even with the likes of Bertrand Traore, Anwar El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Ross Barkley no chances were made that tested Hugo Lloris, with the Frenchman only having to make one save.
Dean Smith is still reluctant to comment on the Villa captain's injury with it being a common occurrence recently for the manager to be coy when asked about it in press conferences. The talisman has already been out for five games and without him Villa have only won one game. This needs to be resolved quickly but if tonight's game is anything to go by, this isn't going to be a quick fix.