Sandro on the bench for Spurs; Hoolahan recalled for Norwich

Sandro is primed for a first Barclays Premier League appearance under Tim Sherwood after calf trouble, taking a seat on Tottenham’s bench for Cardiff’s White Hart Lane visit.

Sandro on the bench for Spurs; Hoolahan recalled for Norwich

Sandro is primed for a first Barclays Premier League appearance under Tim Sherwood after calf trouble, taking a seat on Tottenham’s bench for Cardiff’s White Hart Lane visit.

There is no place for Kyle Walker, despite the England defender having recovered from a hip problem.

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer throws Gary Medel back into action after a muscle tear, after hinting in midweek he would not risk the Chilean.

Craig Bellamy starts for Cardiff in a return from suspension, while Jordon Mutch takes a seat on the bench after a hamstring problem.

Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Vertonghen, Fryers, Lennon, Dembele, Paulinho, Townsend, Adebayor, Soldado.

Subs: Chadli, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Sandro, Kane, Bentaleb, Veljkovic.

Cardiff: Marshall, Da Silva, Caulker, Turner, John, Medel, Bellamy, Gunnarsson, Cala, Kim, Campbell.

Subs: Jones, Mutch, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Lewis, Zaha.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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Norwich manager Chris Hughton recalls Wes Hoolahan to his side for the Barclays Premier League clash at Aston Villa.

Current Villa and former Canaries boss Paul Lambert attempted to sign the midfielder in the January transfer window, only to be snubbed.

Hoolahan replaces Leroy Fer, sidelined with a hamstring injury, whilst striker Gary Hooper is brought in for Ricky van Wolfswinkel who suffered a knee knock in last week’s 1-0 win over Tottenham.

After a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle last Saturday, Lambert names an unchanged line-up, with former Norwich striker Grant Holt amongst the substitutes.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Bertrand, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor.

Subs: Bennett, Clark, Albrighton, Steer, Sylla, Holt, Robinson.

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Bassong, Yobo, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Hooper.

Subs: Whittaker, Howson, Pilkington, Bunn, Elmander, Becchio, Ryan Bennett.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

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Garry Monk makes three changes to the Swansea side eliminated from the Europa League as they return to Barclays Premier League duty against Crystal Palace.

Angel Rangel, Leon Britton and Nathan Dyer all come into the Swansea line-up that performed admirably in their 3-1 defeat away to Napoli on Thursday.

Palace boss Tony Pulis tweaks his midfield following the 2-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, bringing in Yannick Bolasie and Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Routledge, Hernandez, Dyer, Bony.

Subs: Amat, Taylor, Lita, Canas, Tremmel, Vazquez, Emnes.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Parr, Bolasie, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Ledley, Ince, Chamakh.

Subs: Thomas, Gayle, Murray, Gabbidon, Hennessey, Jerome, Bannan.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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