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Aston Villa expected 4-5-1 v Norwich: Attacker dropped

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa could make one change to their side when they take on Norwich at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Steve Bruce’s side picked up three points against Wigan on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park to close the gap on the top six to four points.

Attacker Jordan Ayew could be dropped for the away trip with Ashley Westwood possibly coming into the starting XI.

Bruce has opted to play three in midfield when playing away from home and the promotion expert could field a 4-5-1 formation against Alex Neil’s side.

Forward Jonathan Kodjia could lead the line as he aims to score his eighth goal of the Championship campaign.

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Meanwhile, Grealish, who scored a magnificent winner at the weekend might start out wide, with Albert Adomah providing the service on the right.

It means Mile Jedinak, Gary Gardner and Westwood could operate from the middle of the park as Villa aim clinch an important three points.

Additionally, Bruce could opt to play the same backline that kept a clean sheet against the Latics at the weekend.

Right-back Alan Hutton, who was the best player on the park against Wigan, could keep his place with Jordan Amavi in the other full-back position.

Therefore, Centre-backs James Chester and Tommy Elphick might start their third consecutive game with Nathan Baker recovering from injury.

In other Aston Villa news, this summer signing has outshone Jonathan Kodjia this season.