Scored 3 or more goals in 4 of last 6 rounds. However, lost back-to-back home games. Wesley long-term absentee. Heaton lacks fitness. Traore welcomed back.
Villa stunned Arsenal when beating them 3:0 away, Watkins best player on pitch with 2 goals and 7 big chances created.
Villains have 5 wins in 7 league games so far and big wins over Arsenal and Liverpool (7:2) clearly show they could beat anyone. However, bad home defeats suffered in last 2 home outings with main reason for that the 7 goals conceded.
Watkins one to watch, he has now scored 6 goals in last 5 rounds.
Coach Smith hopes that all of his internationals will return healthy and if this is the case squad could be unchanged.
Traore option again after overcoming injury quickly, while injured since last January Heaton made 2 appearances for U23s recently, but he still lacks fitness.
Wesley also back in light training, but his return not expected until 2021.
Last season faced Brighton 3 times (once in League Cup) and captain Grealish scored in every one of those games.