Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Benteke
Aston Villa subs: Given, Lowton, Herd, Richardson, Bacuna, Grealish, Robinson
Leicester City starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Wasilewski, Moore, Konchesky, Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp, Vardy, Ulloa
Leicester City subs: Hamer, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Powell, Nugent, Wood
It all seemed so different when Leicester defeated Manchester United 5-3 earlier in the campaign, but that currently looks like being the highlight of a faltering campaign.
Villa are 13th in the table and are unbeaten in their last four matches. They also have Christian Benteke fit and firing again, so with Christmas fast approaching it could be a happy time for Paul Lambert and his players after all.
They certainly need the Belgian international given their poor form in front of goal in recent times, while Leicester will be hoping their own goal-scoring extraordinaire Leonardo Ulloa gets back to what he does best after suffering a worrying and untimely slump.