Aston Villa

Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Aston Villa have been inspired by the form of Phillipe Coutinho
Aston Villa have been inspired by the form of Phillipe Coutinho / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Aston Villa have scored six goals without reply in their last two games to record impressive wins over Brighton and Southampton.

Now, Steven Gerrard's side have a chance to make that three when they travel north to face Leeds at Elland Road, with Jesse Marsch set to take charge of his first home game there.

Here's a look at the starting XI the Villa boss could pick...

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Matty Cash has made major attacking contributions in recent games
Matty Cash has made major attacking contributions in recent games / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) - Now on eight Premier League clean sheets for the season after two in his last two games.

Matty Cash (RB) - Had a direct hand in goals in each of Villa's last two games, scoring against Brighton and assisting against Southampton.

Calum Chambers (CB) - Stepped into the lineup last time out because of Ezri Konsa's positive Covid-19 test.

Tyrone Mings (CB) - Usually plays 90 minutes when fit and has missed only two Premier League games all season.

Ashley Young (LB) - Could continue to fill in with Lucas Digne still a doubt because of his recent Covid-19 test.

2. Midfielders

Jacob Ramsey has become indispensable at just 20 years of age
Jacob Ramsey has become indispensable at just 20 years of age / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

John McGinn (CM) - So important to Villa's form. When he plays well, driving them on, the team plays well.

Douglas Luiz (CM) - Scored a rare Premier League goal last time out - his first since January 2020.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) - The youngster has made himself impossible to drop and has started Villa's last 12 Premier League games.

Philippe Coutinho (AM) - The Brazilian is arguably playing his best and most consistent football since his first few months at Barcelona four years ago.

3. Forwards

Danny Ings & Ollie Watkins are both back in form
Danny Ings & Ollie Watkins are both back in form / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Danny Ings (ST) - Had a direct hand in three of Villa's four goals against former club Southampton to end a relatively poor recent spell for him.

Ollie Watkins (ST) - Has scored in each of Villa's last two games - both wins - for his first Premier League goals since before Christmas.




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