Confirmed line-up Aston Villa vs Manchester City

The line-up for this crucial tie is our, as Man City will be aiming for a win after three consecutive league draws.

Pep Guardiola has made just two changes to the starting team from Sunday’s 3-3 draw at home against Tottenham.

Midfielder Rodri misses out through suspension and winger Jeremy Doku is unavailable after picking up a knock at the weekend. Jack Grealish is also suspended.

John Stones will make his first appearance since November 11 after recovering from injury, while Rico Lewis also comes in.

Aston Villa starting XI: Martinez, Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne, Luiz, Kamara, Tielemans, McGinn, Bailey, Watkins.

Subs: Marschall, Cash, Moreno, Lenglet, Diaby, Zaniolo, Duran, Dendoncker, Ramsey.

Manchester City starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Lewis, Akanji, Stones, Foden, Alvarez, Silva, Haaland.

Subs: Ortega, Carson, Phillips, Ake, Kovacic, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb.