Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(28) 16 Goals 21 (38)
(18) 13 Assists 16 (27)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
36.8 Average Age 34.9
184.7 Average Height (cm) 182.4
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(46%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 52% (48%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Aston Villa
Player Reason Status Rating
Elliott Bennett Out 6.73
Ryan Bennett Doubtful 6.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Charles N'Zogbia Out N/A
Jores Okore Out 6.74

Team News

Aston Villa
  • Norwich have no fresh injury concerns so will be able to field their strongest side against their former manager Paul Lambert's Villa.
  • Gary Hooper will hope to make his debut now that Van Wolfswinkel has failed to score in 3 successive games.
  • Meanwhile Howson and Tettey will hope to come into contention in midfield.
  • Villa suffered terrible news in the week upon hearing that new signing Jores Okore's season may be over after sustaining an ACL injury against Newcastle.
  • Ciaran Clark is set to get the nod over Nathan Baker to replace the Dane while a poor team performance last weekend may see Lambert make a few changes.
  • The likes of new signings Kozak, Helenius and Tonev will all hope for their first starts, while Sylla and Bacuna may compete for a role in the middle with El Ahmadi and Westwood.


  • Norwich had an impressive home record last season, losing just four league games and they've yet to be defeated at Carrow Road in the current campaign.
  • Nevertheless, travelling Villa may well be glad to get away from the Midlands having been the only Premier League side to pick up more points on the road last season than at home, including 3 at Norwich as well as a comfortable Capital One Cup victory against the Canaries.
  • Lambert's side made an impressive start against tough opposition and their counter attacking style is suited to away games but Norwich will be confident of avoiding defeat at home once again. This should be a close and entertaining game with goals at either end.

User Predictions

Comments (3)

  • Guardian live text says '25 min: A worrying sight for Villa fans; Benteke is down after an innocuous collision with Bassong. The defender didn't actually do anything but Benteke seemed to slip and pull a muscle as he fell. He's limping off now and Villa are down to 10 men momentarily.'

  • Why did Benteke come off? Can anyone tell me?

  • Norwich win 2-1