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Aston Villa vs. Everton: Lineups and Open Match Thread


Aston Villa vs. Everton

Saturday, January 14th

Location: Villa Park, Birmingham

Records + Form (W-D-L, Points, +/-, Form)

Aston Villa: 5-8-7, 23, -4, 13th, L-W-D-L-L

Everton: 7-3-10, 23 -4, 11th, L-L-W-D-W


Coming to you live from Villa Park (ok, ok, I'm personally coming to you live from a hotel room in Den Haag, but you get what I mean) it's Aston Villa v Everton -- the match that will decide...nothing. Nothing, save for perhaps which team might actually start climbing up the table, with the two clubs separated by just a point. For a more in-depth preview, see the work of Aaron.

Lineups after the jump (hint -- no surprises here).

Aston Villa Starting XI (do you really need a formation?): Shay Given, Alan Hutton, Richard Dunne, James Collins, Stephen Warnock, Ciaran Clark, Stiliyan Petrov, Marc Albrighton, Stephen Ireland, Gabby Agbonlahor, Darren Bent.

Aston Villa Bench: Charles N'Zogbia, Robbie Keane, Brad Guzan, Fabian Delph, Carlos Cuellar, Gary Gardner, Barry Bannan.

Everton Starting XI: Tim Howard, Phil Neville, John Heitinga, Shane Duffy, Leighton Baines, Landon Donovan, Marouane Fellaini, Darron Gibson, Royston Drenthe, Tim Cahill, Louis Saha

Everton Bench: Jan Mucha, Magaye Gueye, Apostolos Vellios, Victor Anichebe, Denis Stracqualursi, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, James McFadden