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Leicester v Aston Villa: match preview

Leicester v Aston Villa: probable starters in bold, contenders in light

Leicester thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 at the King Power in the last match before the Premier League shutdown in March but Villa have been transformed since then. Dean Smith will probably start with only four of the players who featured in March and will be hoping to see a performance more like the one that brought that sensational 7-2 victory over Liverpool in their last outing. Injury-ravaged Leicester will have to play much better than against West Ham to avoid a second successive home league defeat. Paul Doyle

Sunday 7.15pm Sky Sports Box Office

Venue King Power Stadium

Last season Leicester 4 Aston Villa 0

Odds H 9-10 A 3-1 D 3-1

Referee Jon Moss

This season G2 Y7 R0 3.5 cards/game


Subs from Ward, Thomas, Albrighton, Choudhury, Pérez, Gray, Iheanacho, Under, Evans, Maddison

Doubtful Evans (leg), Vardy (match fitness), Praet (knee), Maddison (calf)

Injured Soyuncu (hamstring, 20 Oct), Pereira (knee, Nov), Ndidi (groin, unknown), Amartey (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y7 R0


Leading scorer Vardy 5


Subs from Kalinic, Steer, Taylor, Lansbury, Traoré, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Jota, Guilbert, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Chrisene, Hourihane, Wesley, Heaton, Engles

Doubtful Hause (knock)

Injured Heaton (knee, Nov), Wesley (knee, Nov))

Suspended None

Discipline Y8 R0

Form WWW

Leading scorer Grealish, Watkins 3

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