Jack Grealish will certainly be relishing the chance to impress Remi Garde as Villa look for revenge against Leicester City after returning from illness.
Grealish missed Villa's cup tie with Wycombe as well as the victory over Crystal Palace and will want to make his mark in Villa's rejuvenated team. Carlos Sanchez has also been out since the West Ham match on the 26th of December where he sustained a hamstring injury.
Gabby Agbonlahor will also return to the Villa squad having missed several games following a back-related injury. Gabby's last appearance was in the 1-1 draw with Southampton, where he seemingly appeared to play as a left-back.
The return of Sanchez and Agbonlahor will be of note as they provide a ounce of depth to Villa's midfield and striking department. Sanchez is reliable enough to win the ball when he's not out of breath and despite the recent performances of Gabby, it may be that he finds himself born again (once more) and offers something different to the lacklustre Rudy Gestede.
Alan Hutton and Adama Traore remain out with a hamstring injury and a broken foot, respectively.