Aston Villa v Leicester City

Aston Villa will be filled with renewed confidence when they welcome Leicester City to Villa Park for a league clash on Saturday.

The Villans halted a 19-game winless streak in the Premier League on Tuesday evening with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, only their second win in the English top-flight all season.

They remain rooted to the foot of the table, seven points adrift of safety, but there will be some confidence that they can start clawing their way to Premier League survival.

First, though, they will need to overcome a Leicester City side who are currently joint top of the league standings, level on points with Arsenal.

The Foxes had the perfect response to a four-game winless run when they beat top-four rivals Tottenham 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.

On the team front, Villa skipper Micah Richards could make his return after missing out in midweek with an ankle problem.

Jack Grealish, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Carlos Sanchez are also in line to return, but Alan Hutton (hamstring) remains sidelined.

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is expected to name an unchanged line-up, with Jeff Schlupp and Matty James his only injury concerns.

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