Aston Villa

Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Grey Whitebloom
Steven Gerrard faced Burnley three times as a player, scoring twice and winning all three by an aggregate score of 9-0
Steven Gerrard faced Burnley three times as a player, scoring twice and winning all three by an aggregate score of 9-0 / George Wood/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

Aston Villa travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The last time Villa played Burnley was all the way back in January 2021, losing 3-2 at Turf Moor. Villa haven't suffered consecutive defeats against their claret cousins since 1974, half a decade before their current manager, Steven Gerrard, was born.

Here's the lineup Gerrard may deploy to avoid a repeat of that double blow.


Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Burnley (4-3-1-2)

Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings
Villa saw off Norwich last time out / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Emi Martinez (GK) - The stats haven't been kind to Martinez this season, with the Argentine losing his reputation as one of the league's best stoppers after a disappointing campaign.

Matty Cash (RB) - The ever-present Cash is one of only three Premier League outfield players to have started each of his side's league matches this season.

Calum Chambers (CB) - A surprise inclusion ahead of Ezri Konsa last weekend, a clean sheet and an error-free outing may have earned Chambers a second straight start.

Tyrone Mings (CB) - The club captain hasn't missed a Premier League minute since 2 January.

Lucas Digne (LB) - The winter arrival's season seemed done and dusted when he sustained a shoulder injury that left him in a sling at the start of April. Yet, less than a month later, Digne was back in the first team last weekend.

John McGinn (CM) - In the absence of Jack Grealish, McGinn has taken on the mantle of foul magnet for Villa this season, receiving 82 - the second-highest tally in the Premier League this term.

Tim Iroegbunam (CM) - The 18-year-old earned his first Premier League start last weekend after Gerrard promoted him from the under-23s and rewarded the midfielder who has "out-trained competitors in that position".

Jacob Ramsey (CM) - Only the club's first-choice centre-forward Ollie Watkins has outscored the six-goal midfielder this season.

Philippe Coutinho (AM) - After seven direct goal contributions in his first eight Premier League appearances back in England, Coutinho has failed to score or set up any goals in his six subsequent outings.

Danny Ings (ST) - In and out of the starting XI, Ings is on course for his worst scoring season since his final injury-plagued days at Liverpool. Yet, he leads the team in assists equalling a career-best of six.

Ollie Watkins (ST) - Villa's leading scorer needs one more goal to hit double digits for the sixth season on the spin.

facebooktwitterreddit