Confirmed Aston Villa v Watford lineups: Sinclair starts, Adama on the bench

Aston Villa

Here is how Aston Villa and Watford will line up for today's game.

Aston Villa are looking for just their second win of the Premier League season as they host Watford at Villa Park this afternoon.

With just two points from their last 12 Premier League games, Villa are rooted to the bottom of the table, and new manager is still searching for his first win as Villa boss having drawn one and lost one from his first two games in charge.

Garde keeps the same back four as last week's 4-0 defeat to Everton, whilst Carlos Sanchez has come in to the midfield in place of Ashley Westwood.

In attack, Scott Sinclair comes in for Jack Grealish, whilst the likes of Rudy Gestede, Jores Okore and Adama Traore are all on the bench.

Meanwhile, Watford are looking for a response having been cruelly beaten by Manchester United in the dying stages last weekend.

The Hornets can once again call upon Odion Ighalo to partner Troy Deeney in attack, with the latter facing his former club having been on the books at Villa Park as a teenager.

Meanwhile, Ecuadorian Juan Carlos Paredes has come in to the side on the right of midfield, with Jurado dropped to the bench following his performance against United last weekend.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Alan Hutton
  • Micah Richards
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Carles Gil
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Jordan Ayew

Substitutes: Mark Bunn, Leandro Bacuna, Joleon Lescott, Jores Okore, Ashley Westwood, Rudy Gestede, Adama Traoré.

Watford lineup

Starting:

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Nathan Aké
  • Miguel Britos
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Nyom
  • Juan Carlos Paredes
  • Almen Abdi
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Ben Watson
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

Substitutes: Giedrius Arlauskis, Ikechi Anya, Adlène Guédioura, Jurado, Steven Berghuis, Alessandro Diamanti, Víctor Ibarbo.

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