Is James Maddison fit to start? The England midfielder missed four-straight games for Leicester, all losses, before returning for the final 21 minutes against Brighton on Jan. 21? He’s so important to the way Brendan Rodgers want to run an attack, and he’s clearly not leaving the club this season. Aston Villa team news, injuries, lineup optionsOUT: John McGinn (hamstring), Diego Carlos (achilles), Ludwig Augustinsson (illness), Jed Steer (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Lucas Digne (shoulder)Leicester team news, injuries, lineup optionsOUT: Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Boubakary Soumare (thigh), Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (achilles), Jonny Evans (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Jamie Vardy (buttock), Wilfred Ndidi (undisclosed)Follow @NicholasMendolaAston Villa vs Leicester: How to watch, stream link, team news originally appeared on NBCSports.
Villa’s season has surged forward since it parted ways with Steven Gerrard. Villa won its next match, a 4-0 defeat of Brentford, then hired Unai Emery and since boasts a 5W-1D-2L record. STREAM LIVE ASTON VILLA vs LEICESTERThar has the Villans in 11th but just three points off sixth, eight behind fifth-place Tottenham who’s played a further game. Leicester’s 35 goals allowed are fewer than only one team, Bournemouth, and level with two others as the Foxes have struggled to find ways to keep opponents off the board. Leicester sits 14th with 18 points, but that’s just a point off the bottom three. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa vs Leicester. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA] How to watch Aston Villa vs Leicester live, stream link and start timeKick off: 10am ET, Saturday TV Channel: USA Network Online: Stream via NBCSports. comKey storylines & star playersOllie Watkins has scored or assisted in five of his last eight appearances for Villa in the Premier League and Emiliano Buendia has a pair of goals in his four PL starts since the calendar turned 2023.