The 27-year-old has been nursing a knee problem over the international break.
The Villa boss is staying out of the tug-of-war between Ireland and England over his 20-year-old playmaker.
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.
The Hull City goalkeeper wants encouragement, not criticism, when the 21-year-old faces Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling feels Manchester United remain a work in progress and cannot be considered genuine Premier League title challengers.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has suggested that Newcastle United tired in the latter stages last night.