Confirmed: Aston Villa v Swansea City lineups

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Here is how Aston Villa and Swansea City will line up this afternoon...

Aston Villa look to make it four wins in a row in all competitions this afternoon when they host Swansea City at Villa Park.

Tim Sherwood appears to have sparked a revival in recent weeks, and last weekend's 4-0 win over Sunderland leaves them three points clear of the relegation zone.

Unsurprisingly, Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor continue up front, whilst Charles N'Zogbia and Scott Sinclair will offer pace on the counter attack.

Swansea have lost the last two Premier League games, but Garry Monk has enjoyed a promising first full season in charge, with the Swans currently sitting in ninth place.

The departure of star striker Wilfried Bony in January was a blow, but having recently beaten Manchester United, Swansea will be confident that they can get a result.

Monday's 1-0 loss to Liverpool was an unlucky one, with Jordan Henderson scoring a fluke winner - and Monk's men will be hoping to bounce back today, with Bafetimbi Gomis leading the line up front.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Alan Hutton
  • Jores Okore
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Fabian Delph
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke

Substitutes: Shay Given, Carles Gil, Jack Grealish, Lewis Kinsella, Carlos Sánchez, Ashley Westwood, Andreas Weimann.

Swansea lineup

Starting:

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Neil Taylor
  • Ashley Williams
  • Jack Cork
  • Ki Sung-yueng
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Bafétimbi Gomis

Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Angel Rangel, Nathan Dyer, Jay Fulton, Jefferson Montero, Nélson Oliveira.

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