Predicted Aston Villa line-up to play Notts County: Traore to start

Considering the 11 players who could start for Aston Villa in the League Cup.

Aston Villa turn their attention from the Premier League to the Capital One Cup this week with a second-round match against Notts County.

Tim Sherwood’s side have had a mixed start to the new campaign, losing to Manchester United and Crystal Palace after winning their opening game against newly-promoted Bournemouth.

Considering the sheer number of new players to arrive at Villa Park this summer it was always going to take them time to settle, and Sherwood is likely to be relatively pleased with what he has seen, with the two defeats only being by a single goal and plenty of positives to take.

One of those was the recent performance of Adama Traore, who came off the bench against Palace and showed what a talented youngster he is.

The former Barcelona player could well start this evening, but Villa are definitely without the injured Jores Okore and Jose Angel Crespo.

Below is the side we predict Villa will play against Notts County:

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