Dean Smith has good options from his midfield this season

Aston Villa predicted line-up vs Brighton: Dean Smith ponders Ross Barkley, Douglas Luiz tactical reshuffle

Aston Villa will be determined to avoid an unwanted Premier League double as they travel to the Amex Stadium for Saturday's 8pm kick-off

By Derren Howard
Saturday, 13th February 2021, 10:08 am

Dean Smith' s team were beaten 2-1 by Brighton in the reverse fixture at Villa Park earlier this season thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck and Solly March.

Villa though have impressed this campaign and are ninth in the table on 35 points from 21 matches and Smith has no new fitness concerns following the home win against Arsenal.

Defender Kortney Hause (foot) is unlikely to return before the end of the month while striker Wesley (knee) is continuing his recovery and is not close to a return following 13 months out.

January signing Morgan Sanson awaits his full debut for the club and Douglas Luiz will be hoping for a recall after being an unused substitute against the Gunners.

Scroll down and click through to see how Villa could line-up for this one

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