Aston Villa v Bournemouth preview

The Spanish midfielder made a bright second-half cameo in last week’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool after signing from Valencia.

Gabby Agbonlahor and Joe Cole (both hamstring) are doubts and Ron Vlaar (knee), Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are out, but Ciaran Clark is back from suspension.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could make a couple of changes for their second match this week.

Number one goalkeeper Artur Boruc made his first start at Elland Road since??recovering from a neck injury and will carry on between the sticks.

Midfielder Dan Gosling, who came on for the last half-an-hour in mid-week, may??come into contention if Howe decides to flood the midfield. That means Brett Pittman could make way, with top scorer Callum Wilson set to lead the line.

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