Aston Villa return to Premier League motion this night as they host Burnley at Villa Park.
Dean Smith’s males will probably be seeking to construct on their 1-0 victory over arch-rivals Wolves on the weekend, and so they know that three factors right here would see them transfer right into a top-seven place.
What’s your prediction as Aston Villa host Burnley?
Nonetheless, the Midlands outfit will want to take action with out a number of key gamers who’re both lacking by damage or by suspension.
So, what kind of XI might we see the 49-year-old choose? Right here’s what we’re predicting tonight…
There could possibly be as many as 4 adjustments to the facet that narrowly defeated the Outdated Gold on Saturday.
Smith will probably be with out first-choice right-winger Trezeguet, who’s scuffling with a hamstring downside, while Douglas Luiz (despatched off) and Matty Money (fifth yellow of the season) may also be lacking.
Nonetheless, in higher information, we might see the return of mortgage sensation Ross Barkley. He was assessed on Wednesday forward of this encounter and while there have been no additional updates on that entrance, we count on him to return straight again in ought to he be match sufficient to function.
He’ll substitute younger 19-year-old dynamo Jacob Ramsey with Conor Hourihane taking the place of Douglas Luiz. Each will function alongside John McGinn within the engine room.
A defence involving Matt Targett, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and goalkeeper Emi Martinez stays largely intact, although it’s between Frederic Guilbert or Ahmed Elmohamady for Money’s substitute.
We predict Smith might go together with the previous ought to he even be match sufficient to play.
In assault, each Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins stay while we might see Anwar El Ghazi given his first begin of the season after scoring the successful penalty at Molineux.
It does imply that £17m summer season signing Bertrand Traore, who earns £60k-per-week, is axed after failing to impress on the weekend.
AND in different information, Aston Villa might have gotten an ideal Ollie Watkins associate in £20m “pure” expertise…