Confirmed Aston Villa v Cardiff line-ups: Grealish starts, Agbonlahor back on the bench

General view before the game - Villa Park

Aston Villa host Cardiff City in the Championship this afternoon.

Aston Villa starting line-up: Gollini; Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi; Jedinak, Westwood; Adomah, Grealish, Ayew; Kodjia.

Aston Villa substitutes: Bunn, Elphick, Bacuna, Agbonlahor, Gestede, Gardner, Cissokho.

Cardiff City starting line-up: Amos; Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Ralls, Whittingham; Pilkington, Lambert, Hoilett.

Cardiff City substitutes: Wilson, Gounongbe, Noone, Richardson, Connolly, O'Keefe, Harris.

Aston Villa host Cardiff City in the Championship this afternoon as they look to keep Steve Bruce's unbeaten run going.

Villa drew 1-1 at Brighton last weekend, meaning they've now drawn three and won three of Bruce's first six games at the club, and it's back to Villa Park today in search of three points.

Today, Bruce has decided to start Jack Grealish, after the playmaker made a huge impact as a substitute against Brighton last weekend, and he'll help supply Jonathan Kodjia along with Jordan Ayew and Albert Adomah.

Striker Gabby Agbonlahor is back on the bench after a recent run in the team, with ex-Cardiff striker Rudy Gestede also on the bench alongside the likes of Tommy Elphick, Leandro Bacuna and Gary Gardner, who is out of the side in favour of Ashley Westwood.

Meanwhile, visitors Cardiff has stabilised under Neil Warnock, and have won three of their last six games having beaten high flyers Huddersfield Town last weekend.

The Bluebirds are able to call upon former Aston Villa players Joe Bennett and Peter Whittingham, whilst Anthony Pilkington and Junior Hoilett will supply striker Rickie Lambert in the final third.

Warnock has been able to name another ex-Villa player on the bench in Kieran Richardson, along with Frederic Gounongbe, Stuart O'Keefe and Kadeem Harris.

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