Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Man City – Premier League

A buoyant Aston Villa welcome Manchester City to Villa Park in the Premier League as they look to continue their unbeaten start to life under Steven Gerrard.

The former Rangers boss has overseen consecutive victories since arriving in the Midlands, pulling Villa seven points clear of the relegation zone after an alarming slide down the table under his predecessor Dean Smith.

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The team’s renaissance has been founded upon defensive solidity, and they will need to continue that trend against a Man City side in impressive form.

Here’s how Gerrard could set his side up.

Matt Targett

Targett celebrates his goal at Selhurst Park / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) – There aren’t many better goalkeepers in the Premier League than the Argentine.

Matty Cash (RB) – The Poland international has been afforded greater license to get forward under Gerrard.

Ezri Konsa (CB) – His partnership with Mings is beginning to get back to its best.

Tyrone Mings (CB) – Has looked back to his best in recent weeks, which will have pleased Gareth Southgate.

Matt Targett (LB) – Gerrard’s arrival has galvanised the former Southampton full back.

Douglas Luiz

Douglas Luiz made his return against Palace / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Douglas Luiz (DM) – VAR came to his aid after he was shown a red card against Palace.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) – The 20-year-old has dazzled in recent weeks, seizing his chance following a spate of injuries.

John McGinn (CM) – Struck a wonder goal at Selhurst Park in Villa‘s win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Danny Ings

Ings could return to the side / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Leon Bailey (RW) – Hasn’t quite shown enough end product in his displays this season, but his influence in games is growing.

Danny Ings (ST) – Omitted from the starting lineup for the win over Palace at the weekend, but his pressing qualities could be required against Man City.

Ollie Watkins (LW) – Looks far more assured since Gerrard’s arrival, netting the first goal under the new boss against Brighton.

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