Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(47) 34 Goals 20 (43)
(32) 23 Assists 14 (23)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
29.5 Average Age 30.9
182.5 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1 (1.1)
(51%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 40% (49%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.8)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Herd Out 6.82
Stiliyan Petrov Out N/A
Gary Gardner Out 6.04
Marc Albrighton Out 6.38
Fabian Delph Out 6.88
Richard Dunne Doubtful N/A
Karim El Ahmadi Out 6.48
Player Reason Status Rating
Hatem Ben Arfa Out 7.04
Dan Gosling Out 6.07
Haris Vuckic Out N/A
Ryan Taylor Out 6.51
Danny Simpson Out 6.55
Cheick Tioté Out 6.85

Team News

  • Fabian Delph has joined the injury list at Villa Park but Richard Dunne is making good progress in his recovery and could be back in contention along with Nathan Baker.
  • Christian Benteke will return up front having been rested against Millwall, with Darren Bent's goal in that match unlikely to see him keep his place in the starting line-up.
  • Elsewhere Ireland and Bannan will compete to start alongside Westwood, while Agbonlahor, Weimann and Holman are likely to contest two spots in the starting XI.
  • As many as four Newcastle players could make debuts come Tuesday, with Yanga-Mbiwa and Sissoko perhaps most likely to start, and Gouffran and Haidara waiting for chances from the bench.
  • Elsewhere fellow newcomer Mathieu Debuchy will continue to start at right-back with Danny Simpson out injured, while Ben Arfa is also still sidelined.
  • Fabricio Coloccini has confirmed that he will stay at least until the end of the season and remain as club captain, though he may have a new defensive partner to combine with.


  • While this will be Villa's third game in a week following back-to-back cup disappointments Newcastle come into this crucial match fresh after a 10-day break and reinforced with a number of new signings.
  • Newcastle haven't won at Villa Park since 2006 when Charles N'Zogbia was on their scoresheet in a 2-1 victory, and the hosts have won 4 of the last 5 encounters between the sides in the Midlands.
  • Arguably the two teams in real free-fall right now, but while the visitors have been buoyed by their recent transfer activity, Villa are stuck in a rut and although they really need a win, the desire of both sides to avoid defeat could see this end in a draw.
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