Aston Villa predicted starting line-up vs Crystal Palace as Buendia decision made

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Aston Villa will be without summer signing Diego Carlos for the trip to Selhurst Park after he suffered an achilles injury in the victory over Everton.

Aston Villa travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday looking to build on their first win of the season against Everton last time out.

Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia were the scorers in the victory over the Toffees and the latter will be hoping he gets the nod from the off at Selhurst Park.

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Emi Buendia of Aston Villa reacts following the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FCEmi Buendia of Aston Villa reacts following the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC
Emi Buendia of Aston Villa reacts following the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC | Getty Images

One player Villa will definitely be without is summer signing Diego Carlos who suffered a nasty achilles injury in last weekend’s win and this leaves manager Steven Gerrard with a couple of big decisions to make along the back four.

Palace themselves will go into the game full of confidence after picking up an impressive point against Liverpool at Anfield and Villa will need to be on it from minute one in order to take something from the contest.

Here’s the XI BirminghamWorld feel Gerrard will go with to get the job done in London.

GK - Emi Martinez

Nailed on starter.

RB - Matty Cash

Very good performance from Cash last time out. More of that needed.

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CB - Tyrone Mings

Returned to the eleven in the win over Everton and with Diego Carlos now facing a spell on the sidelines, appears to be nailed on to start again moving forwards.

CB - Ezri Konsa

Seems to be just in front of Calum Chambers in the pecking order but it’s a coin toss between the two really.

LB - Lucas Digne

Unfortunate to bag an own-goal against his former team and will look to redeem himself this weekend.

Aston Villa's English striker Danny Ings (unseen) celebrates with teammates and supporters after scoring his team first goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa ParkAston Villa's English striker Danny Ings (unseen) celebrates with teammates and supporters after scoring his team first goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park
Aston Villa's English striker Danny Ings (unseen) celebrates with teammates and supporters after scoring his team first goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park | AFP via Getty Images

CM - Boubacar Kamara

Will take him a few more games to get up to the speed of the Premier League but is undoubtedly the best option to sweet up in front of the back four.

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CM - John McGinn

Better from McGinn in the win and deserves to keep his place.

CAM - Jacob Ramsey

A man-of-the-match performance last time out should see him retain a place in the eleven.

CAM - Emi Buendia

Goal from the bench for the man people keep clamouring to start. Philippe Coutinho has struggled in these early games and Buendia could force him out here.

ST - Danny Ings

Ings finished superbly to get his first goal of the season vs Everton. More of the same.

ST - Ollie Watkins

Two assists to his name in the win over the Toffees. The partnership between he and Ings looked solid.

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