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Aston Villa cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Reading on Tuesday night to end their run of 3 matches without a win. Steve Bruce will know that the race for automatic promotion is nearly over and that they will have no chance of bridging the 5 point gap to Cardiff in second place if they slip up again.
The team looked very impressive against Reading but it will be a very different challenge when they travel to East Anglia to face a strong Norwich side. Norwich are only playing for pride but the fans would love to give a high flying side like Villa a bloody nose.
The on-loan Manchester United player has been excellent for Villa this season and no doubt Steve Bruce will be trying to take him from his old club permanently.
Taylor is by far the best quality left-back at Villa at the moment and although Alan Hutton has covered there in recent weeks, the fans will be happy that Taylor is back in place.
The Wales International James Chester has been a part of a very strong defensive unit for Villa this season that has grown as the season has gone on.
The former England captain is an important figure at the club and is a certain starter.
The experienced right-back is so good going forward that the Norwich defence might be busy watching him more than some of Villa’s attacking players.
With Johnathan Kodjia coming back into the team, Grealish may find himself being stationed on the wing, but very much with the licence to roam.
The Icelandic defensive midfielder scored a lovely goal against Reading but is more commonly known for his defensive strength.
The Republic of Ireland player is capable of creating a moment of brilliance when he wants to. If he gets space, he will punish Norwich.
The on-loan West Ham player provided two wonderful assists against Reading and is always capable of putting good deliveries into the box.
After two 20-minute cameos against Reading and Hull, it should be time to unleash Kodjia from the start.
Hogan plays well in streaks and after scoring against Reading, he will be hoping to start a scoring run.