MX23RW : Wednesday, November 25 14:45:40| >> :120:67365:67365:
Oct 19, 2019 at 3pm UK at Villa Park
Attendance: 41,826
Aston Villa
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Grealish (45'), Targett (94')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Webster (21')

Aston Villa without Jota as Brighton visit

Aston Villa without Jota as Brighton visit
© Reuters
Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy are available for Brighton.

Aston Villa midfielder Jota will be absent for the visit of Brighton this weekend after undergoing a hernia surgery that is set to sideline the Spaniard for the next couple of weeks.

Villa welcome back Ivory Coast forward Jonathan Kodjia following a fractured cheekbone while Bjorn Engels is also available after collecting an injury in the 5-1 win at Norwich before the international break.

Fellow centre-half James Chester has stepped up his recovery from a hamstring complaint but the Villa Park fixture is set to come too soon for the Wales international.

Brighton will have Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy available after injury.

Belgian winger Trossard, who has not featured since late August because of a groin problem, has returned to training, while centre-back Duffy managed two games for the Republic of Ireland during the international break having previously been sidelined by a calf issue.

Defender Bernardo (knock) and winger Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain unavailable to Albion boss Graham Potter.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, Nakamba, Targett, McGinn, Grealish, Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Wesley, Hourihane, Kodjia, Elmohamady, Steer, Konsa, Davis, Lansbury.

Brighton provisional squad: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Alzate, Mooy, Stephens, Gross, Maupay, Connolly, Button, Bong, Balogun, Duffy, Propper, Bissouma, March, Jahanbakhsh, Trossard, Murray.


Click here for more stories about Jota

Click here for more stories about Aston Villa

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Aaron Connolly and Ireland teammates on October 12, 2019
Read Next:
Aaron Connolly "proud" to receive Robbie Keane comparisons
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs96212191220
4Leicester CityLeicester96031812618
7Aston Villa85031911815
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham94231510514
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves9423910-114
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
11Crystal Palace94141213-113
13Manchester CityMan City83321011-112
14Leeds UnitedLeeds93241417-311
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle93241015-511
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton92341315-29
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9036618-123
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd9018415-111

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!