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Team news: Samatta starts in Semi-Final

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Team news: Samatta starts in Semi-Final

Dean Smith has named his line-up for tonight’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg against Leicester City.

The Aston Villa boss has made three changes from a 2-1 Villa Park victory against Watford seven days ago.

The headline news is a debut for new signing Mbwana Samatta, who comes in for Trezeguet.

Cup tied Danny Drinkwater also drops out of the squad and is replaced in midfield by Douglas Luiz.

In goal, Smith has kept faith with Orjan Nyland after his superb display in the first leg of the tie. 

Here’s the Villa team in full…

Aston Villa starting XI: Nyland, Targett, Mings, Hause, Konsa, Guilbert, Luiz, Nakamba, Grealish, El Ghazi, Samatta. 

Subs: Sarkic, Chester, Elmohamady, Trezeguet, Hourihane, Lansbury, Davis

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By @GregStyles91 28th January 2020