The last two games have seen his side score six without conceding and notch up successive victories for the first time since his first two games in charge.
They say never change a winning team but during that time he’s had to.
Their replacements last Saturday, Calum Chambers and Ashley Young, put in fantastic performances with Chambers even providing one of the moments of the season with that exquisite outside of the boot pass.
And then there’s Emi Buendia who has found himself out of the starting eleven in recent weeks but is working harder than anyone to get back in it according to the manager.
All will feel in some way, they deserve to start in midweek.
Lessons will no doubt have been learned from the last time these two faced off, too, the enthralling 3-3 draw at Villa Park just last month. That in itself could come into the manager’s thinking when it comes to picking an eleven.
With all that in mind, here’s the starting eleven Ben Ramsdale believes Villa will go with for the trip to Yorkshire.