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    • 1Guzan
    • 7Bacuna
    • 4Vlaar
    • 2Baker
    • 23Bertrand
    • 8El Ahmadi
    • 15Westwood
    • 16Delph
    • 10Weimann
    • 20Benteke
    • 11Agbonlahor
    • 1Begovic
    • 12Marc Wilson
    • 20Cameron
    • 17Shawcross
    • 3Pieters
    • 15N'Zonzi
    • 9Odemwingie
    • 10Arnautovic
    • 8Palacios
    • 6Whelan
    • 25Crouch
    • 29Holt
    • 18Sylla
    • 37Robinson
    • 12Albrighton
    • 3Joe Bennett
    • 6Clark
    • 13Steer
    • 11Brek Shea
    • 23Guidetti
    • 28Wilkinson
    • 29Sørensen
    • 31Ward
    • 5Muniesa
    • 30Shotton

    Aston Villa

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 B. Guzan
    • 7 L. Bacuna
    • 4 R. Vlaar
    • 2 N. Baker
    • 23 R. Bertrand
    • 8 K. El Ahmadi (Albrighton ')
    • 15 A. Westwood (Holt ')
    • 16 F. Delph
    • 10 A. Weimann (Sylla ')
    • 20 C. Benteke
    • 11 G. Agbonlahor

    Stoke

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 A. Begovic
    • 12 M. Wilson
    • 20 G. Cameron
    • 17 R. Shawcross
    • 3 E. Pieters (Muniesa ')
    • 15 S. N'Zonzi
    • 9 P. Odemwingie
    • 10 M. Arnautovic
    • 8 W. Palacios
    • 6 G. Whelan
    • 25 P. Crouch
    Substitutes
    • 29 G. Holt
    • 18 Y. Sylla
    • 37 C. Robinson
    • 12 M. Albrighton
    • 3 J. Bennett
    • 6 C. Clark
    • 13 J. Steer
    Substitutes
    • 11 D. Shea
    • 23 J. Guidetti
    • 28 A. Wilkinson
    • 29 T. Sørensen
    • 31 C. Ward
    • 5 M. Muniesa
    • 30 R. Shotton

    Aston Villa vs Stoke

    Aston Villa have won only one of their last eight Barclays Premier League games against Stoke City, but five of the games have been draws in that run.

    Stoke have scored fewer headed goals than any other team in the top flight (2).

    Four of the five Premier League games between these two sides at Villa Park have ended as draws with one 1-0 win for the home side.

    Aston Villa have conceded the most in total (8) and the highest proportion (21%) of goals in the opening 15 minutes of PL matches this season.

    Stoke have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W3 D3 L1) and that was away at Manchester City.

    Aston Villa have not won three Premier League home games in a row since October 2007 (four wins).

    Stoke have won none of their last 13 Premier League away games (W0 D4 L9) and have failed to score in six of their last nine on the road.

    Stoke have won 61% of their aerial duels this season, a higher proportion than any other team in the top division.

    Only Stoke City (398) have committed more fouls than Aston Villa (379) in the Premier League this season.

    Stoke have already completed more passes this season (8674) than in any of their previous five Premier League campaigns, with eight games still remaining.