Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Wolves - Premier League

31 March 2022 09:00

Aston Villa are faced with a West Midlands derby away at Wolves as they return to Premier League action at the weekend following the March international break.

Steven Gerrard's side have lost their last two games against Arsenal and West Ham, but each by just a single goal. Those results had followed three successive wins without conceding against Brighton, Southampton and Leeds.

Here's a look at how the manager could set his team up for this one.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Matty Cash has helped Poland get to the World Cup | Stu Forster/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) - Didn't feature for Argentina because of suspension so there should be no questions about his availability here.

Matty Cash (RB) - Will be going to the World Cup with Poland after helping his national team beat Sweden in their UEFA play-off final.

Ezri Konsa (CB) - Returned to the team against Arsenal after previously missing a few games and so should start here.

Tyrone Mings (CB) - Added to his growing tally of England caps on international duty and even scored a goal.

Lucas Digne (LB) - Expected to return after being forced to miss the Arsenal game, pushing Ashley Young out of the side.

2. Midfielders

Jacob Ramsey is a star of the future for club & country | Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

John McGinn (CM) - So important to this team and his box-to-box energy will be a major factor if Villa come away with a positive result.

Douglas Luiz (CM) - Has made the defensive midfield shielding role his own, starting every Premier League game since the start of December.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) - Continues to play with a maturity that belies his age and has really come into his own this calendar year.

3. Forwards

Ollie Watkins is back after scoring for England | Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Emiliano Buendia (RW) - Not involved with Argentina and expected to keep his starting place ahead of Bertrand Traore or Leon Bailey.

Ollie Watkins (ST) - Should be high on confidence after marking his first England start with a goal.

Philippe Coutinho (LW) - Seven direct goal contributions in 10 Premier League appearances since his arrival in January tells its own story.



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Source: 90min