Six changes: Predicted Aston Villa line-up to play Leicester City

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We predict the 11 players who will turn out for Aston Villa against Leicester City in the FA Cup fifth round.

Aston Villa’s season went from bad to worse on Tuesday evening as they slipped into the Premier League relegation zone following a 2-0 defeat to Hull City.

Villa have just 22 points from 25 matches and it is hard to tell whether their FA Cup exploits are a welcome bonus or an unnecessary distraction with their top-flight survival hanging by an increasingly thin thread.

Villa need to score goals but they look bereft of creativity and something has to change quickly.

The FA Cup fifth round encounter against Leicester could give them some much-needed confidence but this is the first time they have played a side from the same division in the competition this season.

Manager Paul Lambert has practically a full squad to choose from, with only long-term absentee Libor Kozak and defender Philippe Senderos unavailable at this time.

As a result, here is the side we predict Villa will start with when they take on the Foxes this weekend, with six changes from the side that lost to Hull.

Predicted Aston Villa starting line-up: Given, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Richardson, Bacuna, Gil, Sanchez, Cleverley, Weimann, Benteke

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