Norwich City vs Aston Villa. Premier League.
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Friday 4 October 2019 18:50, UK
Team news, key stats and predictions ahead of Norwich vs Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Norwich full-back Jamal Lewis will be available for the clash with Aston Villa, with his elbow problem not as bad as initially feared. Veteran Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern will start, with Ralf Fahrmann (groin) joining Tim Krul (back) on the sidelines, while Archie Mair will be promoted from the U23s as cover.
Defender Ben Godfrey, set for a hernia operation during the international break, will be available, full-back Sam Byram (ankle) and midfielder Todd Cantwell (hamstring) are slight doubts and centre-half Grant Hanley (groin) misses out. Midfielders Alex Tettey (groin), Mario Vrancic (calf), Tom Trybull (ankle), winger Onel Hernandez (knee) and defenders Christoph Zimmermann (foot) and Timm Klose (knee) all continue their rehabilitation.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has no fresh injury problems. Defenders Tyrone Mings (shin) and Matt Targett (hamstring), who picked up problems in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Burnley, have trained this week and are available for selection, while midfielder Henri Lansbury is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury.
The game will come too soon for striker Jonathan Kodjia (fractured cheekbone) and James Chester (hamstring) is still out.
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Villa's defence is struggling to cope with the better players in the Premier League. They may not score goals, but I believe there are goals in the team. You can flip John McGinn and Jack Grealish away from home and Wesley is a threat. Norwich are a good watch as we know. Defensively they will leak goals, but how far can Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki take them, alongside Emiliano Buendia and Marco Stiepermann? They give you everything they have, but the first three are the key to going forward - Villa could take advantage of that.
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John McGinn (£7.4m) has 31 points from three matches since the Fantasy Football overhaul and is only second on points from midfield to Kevin de Bruyne, with Scot racking up 54 thus far. He has two goals in as many games for Villa, with two man-of-the-match awards in that time too. Who will you pick? Play Fantasy Football here.
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