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Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

Max Parsons
Steven Gerrard's side need to pick up more wins
Steven Gerrard's side need to pick up more wins / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Aston Villa travel to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, looking to earn just a second win in eight outings.

Steven Gerrard's men have, however, rediscovered some zip to overcome a really rough patch of form around the turn of the year, and are now on a run of three games without defeat. A 2-2 draw with Manchester United and a 1-0 victory over Everton have been followed by a thrilling point against Leeds in midweek, in which the Villans were held to a 3-3 draw after having led 3-1.

Another tough test lies in wait this weekend, as they travel north to face a Newcastle side unbeaten in four Premier League games, winning their previous two. Here's how Gerrard could set out his side.


Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Newcastle

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Calum Chambers
Calum Chambers could be set for a full debut / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) - Aston Villa and Argentina number one Martinez has missed just one Premier League fixture this term.

Matty Cash (RB) - The dynamic full-back has featured in all of his side's league outings this campaign, missing just 15 minutes of action in the process.

Calum Chambers (CB) -
Ezri Konsa is suspended, opening the door for Chambers to make his full debut at Newcastle.

Tyrone Mings (CB) -
Has started the last three since missing Villa's defeat against Brentford, and will inevitably skipper the side again here.

Lucas Digne (LB) - Villa's upturn in form has coincided with Digne making his debut - read into that what you will.

2. Midfielders

Jacob Ramsey
A brilliant player, showing his class / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

John McGinn (CM) - His tenacity and drive are key components of this Aston Villa side; it's no surprise Gerrard loves him.

Douglas Luiz (CM) - In what will surely be an unchanged midfield, Gerrard will likely stick with the Brazilian at the heart of the team.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) - Ramsey's brace in midweek made it three goals and an assist in his last three appearances. A special talent in sensational form - Gareth Southgate will undoubtedly be taking notice.

3. Forwards

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho has really hit the ground running / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Emiliano Buendia (RW) - Has really picked up his form of late and, even if Leon Bailey is nearing a full return, he'll be confident of making a spot in the front three his own.

Ollie Watkins (ST) -
No goal in four Premier League outings but will always put himself about.

Philippe Coutinho (LW) - So good to see the little magician tearing it up again. He's had a phenomenal impact since his arrival, notching two goals and two assists in three matches.

You can read 90min's full preview of Newcastle vs Aston Villa here.

You can read 90min's predicted Newcastle lineup here.

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