Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

Steven Gerrard faces his first away trip as Aston Villa boss as he takes his side to south London to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The former Rangers manager couldn't have dreamt of a better start in the Villa dugout last weekend as his side ran out 2-0 winners against Brighton.

The result eased the situation at the bottom of the table for the Villans, but Gerrard will be keen to build consistency as he squares off against one of his old midfield rivals in Patrick Vieira this weekend.

Here's how Villa could line up.

Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Mings looked back to his best last weekend | Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Emiliano Martinez (GK) - One of the best goalkeepers in the league, and he'll be required to be at his best this weekend.

Matty Cash (RB) - An energetic display last time out, with Gerrard clearly instructing him to be braver in the final third.

Ezri Konsa (CB) - His return from suspension has been much welcomed, with Gerrard hoping his partnership with Mings can return to the levels shown last season.

Tyrone Mings (CB) - Back to his best last weekend in a commanding display, capped off with a goal.

Matt Targett (LB) - Made a couple of threatening crosses last weekend which would have pleased Gerrard.

2. Midfielders

Ramsey is an exciting prospect | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Marvelous Nakamba (CM) - Took control in helping his side progress the ball through midfield last weekend.

Jacob Ramsey (CM) - The Aston Villa faithful are excited about the 20-year-old and it's easy to see why with his performances.

John McGinn (CM) - Man of the Match display against Brighton last time out.

3. Forwards

Watkins scored the first goal of the Gerrard era | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Leon Bailey (RW) - May be given the nod over Emi Buendia given Villa are likely to see less of the ball.

Danny Ings (ST) - Likely to be a big player under Gerrard with his goalscoring touch and work rate without the ball.

Ollie Watkins (LW) - Got Aston Villa up and running last weekend, capping off an impressive display.

Source : 90min