Aston Villa has handed midfielder Danny Drinkwater his debut after signing on loan from Chelsea for their Sunday tie against Manchester City.
It will be a Premier League start for Norwegian keeper Orjan Nyland too as Villa tries to hand the advantage to Liverpool in the title race.
Ederson returns in goal for Manchester City after being sent off on 27 December while leading scorer Raheem Sterling is on the bench.
Aston Villa Starting XI: Nyland; Ngoyo, Hause, Mings; El Mohamady, Drinkwater, Douglas Luiz, Hourihane, Taylor; Grealish; El Ghazi.
Subs: Kalinic, Chester, Guilbert, Lansbury, Nakamba, Trezeguet, Vassilev.
Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus.
Subs: Bravo, Walker, Otamendi, Gundogan, B Silva, Sterling, Foden.
Here's how we line up at Villa Park this afternoon...👇— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 12, 2020
XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy, Rodrigo, D Silva (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, G Jesus, Aguero.
SUBS | Bravo, Walker, Sterling, Gundogan, Bernardo, Otamendi, Foden.
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