Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace TEAM NEWS: Ramsey returns to bench

Team news LIVE from Villa Park

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has named an unchanged side from the one that narrowly lost 2-1 to Liverpool in midweek.

Ollie Watkins managed to come through his knock unscathed in time to start whilst Jacob Ramsey returns to the squad but has to settle for a place on the bench.

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Emiliano Martinez keeps his place in goal then with a back four of Matty Cash, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Lucas Digne.

Marvelous Nakamba gets his second successive start and he’s partnered alongside John McGinn and Douglas Luiz.

Watkins and Danny Ings start up top with newly signed Philippe Coutinho in behind.

Don’t forget, if you’re unable to get to the game today - our football reporter Ben Ramsdale will be providing full minute-by-minute updates via his Twitter and you can follow along here.

Both teams in full

Aston Villa (4-1-2-1-2): Martinez; Cash, Mings, Konsa, Digne; Nakamba; McGinn, Luiz; Coutinho; Ings, Watkins

Subs: Olsen, Chambers, Young, Iroegbunam, Sanson, Traore, Ramsey, Buendia, Chukwuemeka

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Butland; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Kouyate, Milivojevic; Zaha, Gallagher, Eze; Mateta

Subs: Ayew, Benteke, Edouard, Guaita, Hughes, Kelly, Rak-Sakyi, Schlupp, Ward

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