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Team news: Samatta makes Premier League debut

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Team news: Samatta makes Premier League debut

Dean Smith has named his starting XI for today’s Premier League game against Bournemouth.

The Aston Villa boss has made one change from the team's last outing as he looks to take three points at the Vitality Stadium.

Pepe Reina replaces Carabao Cup hero Orjan Nyland in goal after recovering from a sore calf that kept him out of Tuesday night’s win.

Mbwana Samatta makes his Premier League debut after making his first appearance for the club against Leicester in midweek, meaning he’s the first Tanzanian to play in England’s top tier.

On the bench, Bjorn Engels and Nyland take the places of James Chester and Matija Sarkic respectively.

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

Subs: Nyland, Engels, Elmohamady, Trezeguet, Hourihane, Lansbury, Davis.

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 1st February 2020