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Aston Villa expected 4-3-3 v Burton: Defender axed in two changes

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa could make two changes for their Championship clash against Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Bruce’s side recorded a 1-0 home win against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night which saw the Midlands outfit continue their recent impressive form.

Now, Bruce could opt to rotate his squad once again with defender Alan Hutton axed, alongside midfielder Henri Lansbury.

As a result, James Bree and Conor Hourihane might replace the senior duo in the side as Villa look to secure their eighth win from their last nine matches.

Striker Jonathan Kodjia, who has scored five goals in his last four matches, could continue his place up top as he aims to reach the 20 goal mark for the season.

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The Ivory Coast international has found the back of the net on 18 occasions during this campaign following his big money move from Bristol City in the summer.

Winger Albert Adomah, who has built a great partnership with Kodjia in the final third, might continue his place in the side with Jordan Amavi possibly starting on the other wing.

In midfield, Bruce could rotate his players once again, with playmaker Hourihane replacing Lansbury as Leandro Bacuna and Mile Jedinak might play alongside the attack-minded player.

Furthermore, in order to keep his squad fresh, Bruce could replace right-back Hutton with youngster Bree as Villa play their third match of the week.

The rest of the defensive line may stay the same with the senior centre-back duo of James Chester and Nathan Baker hoping to secure their fifth consecutive clean sheet.

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