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Aston Villa predicted XI: 'Outstanding leader' returns after Crystal Palace absence as Jack Grealish starts

Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from their turgid run of form which has seen them win just one of their last seven Premier League games as they take on Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday.

The Villains were defeated in stunning circumstances last time out after Crystal Palace came back from being 2-1 down at half-time to defeating Dean Smith’s men.

Goals from Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell were enough for the Eagles to take home all three points at Selhurst Park last weekend.

Meanwhile, Spurs seem to be putting up something the resembles a bit of form after their win over Wolves made it three wins across their last five league games.

In terms of team news, ‘outstanding leader‘ Tyrone Mings was ruled out for the clash against the Eagles last time out due to soreness, however, is set to return to the side following reassurances from Dean Smith. Other than that, the Midlands outfit have a clean bill of health with Jack Grealish touch and go in terms of starting tomorrow.

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After the former Brentford manager’s comments on Mings, fully expect the England international to start alongside Ezri Konsa. Meanwhile, Matty Cash suffered a hamstring injury against Everton meaning Ahmed El-Mohamady should continue at right-back with Matt Targett at left-back.

Midfield has been fairly consistent all season long with John McGinn partnering Douglas Luiz and the duo should continue tomorrow evening.

However, Jacob Ramsey should drop out for Jack Grealish, who should return from his long-term injury worries ahead of the final two league games of the season especially with the European Championships so close.

Bertrand Traore and Anwar El Ghazi’s recent run of form means they are likely to continue on the wings with Ollie Watkins in the number nine role.

Aston Villa predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Martinez; El-Mohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi; Watkins

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