Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Leicester - Premier League

22 April 2022 04:00

Aston Villa will be looking to break a four-game losing streak when they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester on Saturday.

The FA Cup semi-finals last weekend means it has been a fortnight since Villa were last in action, when they lost 4-0 to Tottenham.

In response to his side's poor form, Gerrard may be tempted to shuffle his pack. Here is the starting XI he seems most likely to go with.


1. Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Leicester (4-3-3)

Villa suffered disappointment against Spurs last time out | James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) - Martinez seemed unbeatable at times last season. This time out he has registered a save percentage of just 64.6%.

Matty Cash (RB) -
Cash has barely missed a minute of Premier League action for Villa this term.

Ezri Konsa (CB) -
Kortney Hause's return from injury puts some pressure on Konsa but he should keep his place for now.

Tyrone Mings (CB) -
No one in the Villa squad has completed more passes in the Premier League this season. Three assists isn't bad either. It's more than John McGinn has managed.

Ashley Young (LB) -
With Lucas Digne out injured, grizzly veteran Young should return to the side.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) -
Ramsey loves to drive through midfield with the ball and no regular starter for Villa has averaged more progressive distance per 90 minutes this season.

Douglas Luiz (CM) -
The Brazilian is averaging well over four combined tackles and interceptions this campaign.

John McGinn (CM) -
A bundle of energy in midfield, he will be desperate to stay fit ahead of Scotland's vital World Cup qualification playoffs this summer.

Philippe Coutinho (RF) -
Started very strongly but has struggled to take games over in more recent times.

Ollie Watkins (ST) -
Danny Ings' struggles in front of goal mean Watkins will likely lead the line alone this time around.

Emiliano Buendia (LF) -
Leon Bailey will be pushing for a start but Buendia may narrowly get the nod.


Source: 90min