Aston Villa will lock horns with Leeds United at Elland Road this Sunday as they try to pick up a positive result on their travels. The Villans managed to earn a 1-0 win over Southampton before the international break which will give them some confidence ahead of this game away at West Yorkshire.
Steven Gerrard will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few tweaks to his starting XI for this Premier League clash. Ludwig Augustinsson and Douglas Luiz could get a chance to play from the start versus the Whites this weekend.
4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Leeds United
Emiliano Martinez will feature in between the sticks for the Villans after he kept a clean sheet against the Saints earlier this month. Ezri Konsa will once again partner Tyrone Mings at the centre of Aston Villa’s backline as they look to stop the home team from scoring during the 90 minutes. Both Konsa and Mings were Gerrard’s preferred centre-back pairing for most of last season, so they will be eager to impress their manager this Sunday.
Ashley Young will get another shot to impress at right-back while Ludwig Augustinsson hopes to give a good account of himself at left-back. Gerrard will ask both of them to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and make some overlapping runs when the Villans are trying to counter.
Calum Chambers will provide cover for the defensive positions on Aston Villa’s bench.
Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn would make up Gerrard’s midfield as they focus on winning the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park and creating some inviting chances in the final third.
Morgan Sanson and Marvelous Nakamba will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to make an impact in the second half if required.
Philippe Coutinho will look to put in an influential display from the left wing while Leon Bailey hopes to put his pace to good use on the right.
Ollie Watkins might once again get a chance to spearhead Gerrard’s attack up top. The English striker has to be clinical if Aston Villa want to come away with all three points from Elland Road this weekend.
Emiliano Buendia and Danny Ings will have to settle for a place on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the final quarter if the Villans are in need of a goal by then.