Aston Villa v Man City team news - as seven players out and one doubt

Team news and injury updates ahead of Aston Villa v Man City in the Premier League.

Aston Villa have no fresh injury concern and could be boosted after two Man City players were ruled out for their Premier League clash.

Both sides played on Sunday, and drew against AFC Bournemouth and Spurs respectively. Villa played on Sunday because of their UEFA Europa Conference League involvement, and earned a point in stoppage time against the Cherries. Bournemouth twice took the lead fthrough Antoine Semenyo and then Dominic Solanke, but Leon Bailey and then Ollie Watkins equalised for Unai Emery's side.

Watkins was a doubt for the Villains, and was described as 50/50 having missed the win against Legia Warsaw on Thursday, but came in to start, and his presence was welcomed. Youri Tielemans replaced the suspended Boubacar Kamara, and it remains to be seen whether he'll hold down his position or whether the team will be changed.

Man City meanwhile came from behind and then twice surrendered their lead as they played to a six-goal thriller at the Etihad. Son Heung-min opened the scoring for Spurs and then scored an own goal before Phil Foden put the hosts in front, which was cancelled out by Giovani Lo Celso. Jack Grealish scored 10 minutes from what seemed to be the winner but Dejan Kulusevski scored in the 90th minute, and Pep Guardiola's side had to settle for a point.

Ahead of kick-off only one place and point point separate the two sides. Man City are third on 30 points and Villa behind them in fourth on 29 points. Villa haven't beaten Manchester City since September 28, 2013 and their most recent meeting was back in February when Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez raced City into a three-goal lead with Ollie Watkins scoring a consolation goal.

Here's all the latest team news for Villa and the Citizens including two recent suspensions.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.