Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town

15 Aug

Huddersfield midfielder Dean Whitehead is in line to make his return after suspension


Huddersfield midfielder Dean Whitehead is in line to make his return after suspension

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Aston Villa could be unchanged for Tuesday’s visit of Huddersfield Town.

With new signing James Chester making his debut in Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Rotherham, Roberto Di Matteo claimed his first win as manager and Villa’s first victory for six months.

Terriers midfielder Dean Whitehead is in contention after completing a three-game ban carried over from last season.

On-loan Danny Ward remains in goal as Huddersfield bid to maintain their 100% start in the Championship.

David Wagner’s side have won both of their first two games, at home to Brentford, then at Newcastle on Saturday, although they did lose in the Midlands last week, when beaten 2-1 at Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup.

Match facts

  • Rudy Gestede, Aston Villa’s two-goal hero on Saturday, has now hit eight in his last six Championship appearances.
  • Nahki Wells, who netted for Huddersfield against Newcastle on Saturday, has netted three times in his last five Championship games.
  • Villa have not met Huddersfield since a 1-1 home draw in December 1987 – in their Division One promotion-winning season under Graham Taylor .
  • The Terriers have not beaten Villa since a 2-0 win at their old Leeds Road home in August 1969.

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