STARTING XIs: Villa make four changes as Canaries remain unchanged
PUBLISHED: 14:56 26 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:56 26 December 2019
Daniel Farke has kept faith with the Norwich City team which lost 2-1 to Wolves in their last Premier League game but Aston Villa have made four changes in an attempt to end their bad form.
The Canaries name the same 18 from the Wolves game, when they led at the break but managed to lose 2-1, with skipper Grant Hanley playing the second game of his injury comeback in central defence.
The hosts make two changes in defence though, bringing in Mohamed El Mohamedy for Frederic Guilbert at right-back and Ezri Konsa in for Bjorn Engels in central defence, both of whom drop to the bench - following nine defeats in seven and a 3-1 home loss to Southampton last time out.
Creative captain Jack Grealish drops into midfield with John McGinn out injured and defensive presence Marvelous Nakamba replaced Conor Hourihane, who is on the bench.
That leaves space for Trezeguet to come into attack in place of Grealish, with Jota coming on to the bench.
VILLA (4-3-3): Heaton; El Mohamedy, Konsa, Hause, Targett; Luiz, Nakamba, Grealish (C); El Ghazi, Wesley, Trezeguet. Subs: Nyland (GK), Engels, Guilbert, Lansbury, Hourihane, Jota, Kodjia
NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley (C), Byram; Tettey, Trybull; Buendia, McLean, Cantwell; Pukki. Subs: Fahrmann (GK), Lewis, Amadou, Vrancic, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Srbeny
REFEREE: Chris Kavanagh
VAR: Peter Bankes
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