If Villa can make it four wins from four and Everton lose to Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, Dean Smith’s side could be top of the league come Monday morning, which would cap off an incredible start to the season.
They’ll be full of confidence after smashing seven past Liverpool last time out, but face a Leicester side who will be trying to bounce back from a heavy defeat of their own, after the lost to West Ham before the international break.
The Foxes have injury worries to deal with though, as Wilfried Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Amartey and Filip Benkovic are all missing. There’s also a major doubt over Jamie Vardy, who will have a scan after suffering a calf injury in training.
Dennis Praet and Jonny Evans are also rated at 50/50, but James Maddison should make it after feeling tightness in his calf after the win over Manchester City. Cengiz Under could make his first start for the club since joining from Roma on loan, and Wesley Fofana is expected to make his debut.
There are no new injury concerns for Aston Villa, who will be without Tom Heaton and Wesley. The pair uploaded a picture to social media on Friday confirming that they are close to a return, but it won’t be this weekend. Bjorn Engels is back in contention after an injury of his own, but Kortney Hause is a doubt with a knock.
Leicester City take on Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, October 18th. Kick-off is at 7.15pm.