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How Aston Villa XI would look if only English players started

Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealish

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Aston Villa have been impressive during this season as they are currently 9th in the league table with 11 wins in 21 games. Their star player Jack Grealish has made 22 appearances in which he has scored 7 goals and provided 12 assists.

Their latest game in the Premier League was against Arsenal. Villa celebrated a 1-0 victory as Ollie Watkins scored in the 2nd minute. Emiliano Martinez, who joined Villa from Arsenal, kept a clean sheet against his former side. Currently, Martinez has kept 11 clean sheets and is second, behind Ederson, who has kept 13 clean sheets.

As an English club, Villa has 12 English players, however, not every one of them are named in the starting XI. So let’s take a look and see which players could get into the starting 11 if only English players started.

The goalkeeper’s position would change, as Martinez is from Argentina. Instead of him, would start Jed Steer. The defence would be Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Kortney Hause as well as Matt Targett in the left and Matty Cash in the right.

Here is how the full team would look like.



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