Confirmed: Aston Villa v Leicester City line-ups

Here is how Aston Villa and Leicester City will line up for the FA Cup clash at Villa Park this afternoon…

Aston Villa starting XI: Given, Hutton, Cissokho, Clark, Vlaar, Bacuna, Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke.

Aston Villa substitutes: Guzan, Okore, Sinclair, Cole, Sanchez, Lowton, Grealish.

Leicester City starting XI: Schwarzer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Upson, Konchesky, Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp, Kramarić.

Leicester City substitutes: Hamer, Hammond, Vardy, King, Albrighton, Moore, Ulloa.

A place in the last eight of the FA Cup is up for grabs this afternoon as Aston Villa host Leicester City at Villa Park.

Villa announced former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood as their new manager on Saturday, and he will be watching from the stands today, with first team coach Scott Marshall taking charge of the team today.

Shay Given is given the nod in goal, whilst Leandro Bacuna appears to be playing in midfield this afternoon, with Christian Benteke returning up front.

Leicester have their own managerial issues right now, given that news broke last week that Nigel Pearson had been sacked - only for a bizarre u-turn, meaning Pearson again takes charge today.

The spirited 2-1 defeat to Arsenal was an unlucky one for the Foxes, who need to generate some momentum ahead of the final 13 Premier League games - and today could be the game to kickstart them.

Pearson has plenty of experience in his side, with the likes of Mark Schwarzer, Matthew Upson, Paul Konchesky and Esteban Cambiasso featuring in what looks like a 5-4-1 formation, with Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp flanking Andrej Kramaric in attack.

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