Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up to face Aston Villa in the Championship
Sheffield Wednesday are currently languishing at 13th place after losing 2-1 to Nottingham Forest in mid-week. Jos Luhukay’s men haven’t been consistent this season and the pressure will start to mount on the manager soon.
Wednesday travel to Villa Park this weekend to take on Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa. The Villans are in a lot more comfortable position than Sheffield at this stage and have looked impressive under Bruce.
Jos Luhukay will be glad he has no injury concerns at the moment. The manager can pick from a fully fit and firing squad for this game. Changes are definitely expected to be made in order to keep the players fresh between consecutive games.
Probable Sheffield Wednesday XI
Manager: Jos Luhukay
Cameron Dawson (GK)
Dawson has shown top quality at times this season but is yet to maintain consistency. He will start this one.
Matt Penney (LB)
The youngster has been exciting for Wednesday this season and will return to the fold for this one after missing the last game.
Tom Lees (CB)
Lees is their leader at the back and will command them from central defence once again.
Jordan Thorniley (CB)
The 21-year-old has made a name for himself and has benefited from a regular role in the squad this season.
Liam Palmer (RB)
Palmer has so far maintained a 100% tackle success rate in the league. He should start at right-back.
Joey Pelupessy (RCM)
The midfielder has been fruitful with his passing and distribution in the middle of the park.
Barry Bannan (LCM)
Bannan should partner Pelupessy in central midfield. His simple and short passes have been impressive.
Marco Matias (RAM)
The Portuguese international has already picked up 1 goal and 1 assist this season. He will be aiming to pick up more in this game.
Adam Reach (CAM)
Reach has looked good sitting right behind the striker. He has created a number of clear-cut opportunities in the final third.
Lucas Joao (LAM)
With 3 goals and 1 assist, Lucas Joao has been a potent force for Wednesday this season. He provides them with a cutting edge in the final third.
Steven Fletcher (ST)
The former Premier League striker should lead the line for this game. He has got 1 goal to his name this season.