Potential Aston Villa Lineup to Face Leicester City This Weekend

​Villa picked up a well-needed win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night - their first win in 19 games, having not won since the opening day at Bournemouth.


Manager Remi Garde will be hoping that the win gives the team some much needed confidence, as they welcome high flying Leicester on Saturday.


Villa will now need to make Villa Park a fortress, so here is their expected lineup for the visit of Leicester City.

Goalkeeper

  • Bunn
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​Mark Bunn replaced Brad Guzan and kept a clean sheet against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, so he should keep his place against Leicester.

Defence

  • Bacuna
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  • Okore
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  • Lescott
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  • Cissokho
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​Remi Garde made two changes to the defence from their last Premier League game against Sunderland, with Leandro Bacuna and Jores Okore coming in, replacing Alan Hutton and Micah Richards respectively. The changes clearly worked for Villa, as they kept their first clean sheet since the 8th November.


This defence should stay the same as their victory against Palace, with goalscorer Joleon Lescott partnering Okore in the centre of the defence. Recently recalled fullback, Aly Cissokho, should complete the defence.

Midfield

  • Veretout
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  • Westwood
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  • Gueye
    Gueye8
  • Carles Gil
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​Similarly to the defence, Aston Villa's midfield is expected to remain unchanged from their victory against Crystal Palace. 


Summer signing Jordan Veretout and Spanish winger Carles Gil should take their positions out wide for Aston Villa this weekend. Veretout was shifted out wide in midweek, to accommodate for Bacuna moving back into the defence.


Ashley Westwood and Idrissa Gueye are expected to complete the lineup, both starting in the centre of the midfield.

Forwards

  • Ayew
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  • Kozák
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​Another of Remi Garde's bold moves against Crystal Palace was to give Libor Kozak his first start for Villa since December 2013. Kozak impressed on return, and should start again against Leicester, ahead of so far underwhelming, Rudy Gestede.


Jordan Ayew should partner Kozak upfront against Leicester, just as they did on Tuesday night.