Here is how Aston Villa and Wycombe will line up for this evening’s match:
Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Richards, Lyden, Clark, Richardson, Westwood, Sanchez, Grealish, Sinclair, Ayew, Gestede
Aston Villa subs: Bunn, Gana, Lescott, Veretout, Gil, Kozak, Cissokho
Wycombe starting XI: Ingram, Pierre, Harriman, Jacobson, McCarthy, Stewart, Wood, O'Nien, Bloomfield, Thompson, Hayes
Wycombe subs: Lynch, Jombati, McGinn, Bean, Ugwu, Udumaga, Amadi-Holloway
Aston Villa welcome Wycombe Wanderers to Villa Park tonight for their FA Cup third round replay.
Remi Garde’s side were well below their best in the first match, which saw the League Two side draw 1-1 with their top flight opponents.
Since then Villa have upped their game and four points from their last two Premier League games suggests Garde’s influence is starting to show on his relegation-threatened players.
This is a chance for Villa to forget about the league and focus on challenging for silverware, and in front of their own fans they should be confident of getting a much-needed victory.
Villa have not lost a FA Cup tie against a fourth tier side since 1972 when they crashed out to Southend, but this team has struggled for consistency of late so a shock is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility.
Villa have a great recent record in the third round of the FA Cup and whoever comes through this one will take on Manchester City in the next round, so there is a huge incentive for a giant killing this evening.