The 27-year-old has been nursing a knee problem over the international break.
Lewis Cook, Jordan Botaka and Stuart Dallas all feature.
Lucas suggests both sides signing new players shows their similarities.
The youngster has enjoyed a great start to the season in a new defensive midfield role.
Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar, Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith all face a fight to get into Roberto Martinez's first team this season.
The centre-back is determined to kick on this season after finally making his debut.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker is on three so far... the Manchester United man on 50.
Leeds United signed Jordan Botaka from Excelsior last week.
The Gers' storming start has led to suggestions that they could achieve the unlikely feat.
Villa may be without Idrissa Gana, Jack Grealish and Adama Traore for Sunday's match at Leicester City.