Confirmed line-ups: Aston Villa comeback man returns on bench for Huddersfield clash
By Amir Mir
Roberto Di Matteo has named an unchanged line-up for Aston Villa’s clash against Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
The Villa manager has stuck with the side that beat Rotherham 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Star defender Nathan Baker, who was excellent in pre-season and has began the new campaign well, is on the bench after recovering from injury, with pacy winger Adama Traore left out of the match day squad.
Jack Grealish, who scored his first goal at Villa Park on Saturday, is named in the starting line-up following his man-of-the-match performance against Rotherham.
Captain Tommy Elphick and new boy James Chester remain at the heart of the club’s defence after they kept their first clean sheet of the season at the weekend.
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Villa will pay tribute to former striker Dalian Atkinson following his death on Monday, with fans set to take part in a minute’s applause in the 10th minute, which coincides with the number he wore for the claret & blue club.
They face a Huddersfield side who have come off a surprise victory at Newcastle on Saturday, with David Wagner’s side hoping to maintain their 100% record so far this season.
Di Matteo will be hoping for another positive result against Huddersfield after picking up his first win as boss on Saturday, with a 3-0 victory over Rotherham.
The Midlands side are set to announce the signing of Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak after the game who has successfully passed his medical at the club.
In other Aston Villa team news, Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway has given his verdict on Villa’s home game against Huddersfield.