Fernandinho was left out of the starting XI against West Ham, but will prove important in this game. Villa will have a renewed confidence following their cup heroics and the Brazilian will disrupt their attacking flow.
Much of this week has been taken up by talking about Yaya Toure’s future following the end of this season. He will be happy to get back to football, but will want to improve on his 10 goals for the season.
At times Nasri can be frustrating for supporters and pundits alike. He has talent in abundance, though occasionally he chooses to apply it in the wrong ways. He has only scored three goals this season and will look to use his creativity to unlock Aston Villa’s defence.