Aston Villa v Leicester City live stream, Sunday 5 December, 4.30pm GMT
Aston Villa will be looking to return to winning ways when Leicester visit Villa Park on Sunday.
Steven Gerrard suffered his first defeat as a Premier League manager in the midweek round of fixtures, as Villa lost 2-1 at home to Manchester City. The former Rangers boss will have been pleased with elements of his team's performance against the champions, whose superior individual quality ultimately made the difference in a tight game.
Villa are 13th in the table heading into the weekend, and Gerrard will hope to have lifted them into the top half by the end of the calendar year.
Leicester are also looking to climb up the standings after an inconsistent start to the season. The Foxes drew 2-2 with Southampton last time out, which means they have still won back-to-back games on only one occasion this term.
Still, there are signs that Brendan Rodgers' side are beginning to recapture their mojo, particularly in attack. A late run for the top four could still be possible if Leicester are able to tighten up at the back; only three teams have conceded more goals than the Foxes so far.
Villa will have to make do without Bertrand Traore, Leon Bailey and Danny Ings. Trezeguet could be fit enough for a place in the matchday squad, while Matt Targett is hoping to be available after a head injury. Ashley Young is likely to start alongside Ollie Watkins and Emi Buendia in place of Bailey in the front three.
Leicester will be unable to call upon the services of Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Youri Tielemans. Rodgers is likely to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation he has used of late, although Patson Daka is pushing for a place in the front three.
James Maddison will hope to continue his fine recent form having scored three goals and provided three assists in his last three games in all competitions.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday 5 December, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. See below for international broadcast options.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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