Crewe Alexandra reap the rewards of their first round Carabao Cup heroics at Middlesbrough when they entertain Premier League Aston Villa in the second round at Gresty Road.
The Villans won their first game since returning to the Premier League against Everton on Friday night and could make changes to the side for the cup clash.
Crewe suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Newport on Saturday, despite controlling possession & being the much better side.
It should be an interesting contest at the Alexandra Stadium with a bumper crowd set to be in attendance for what (fingers crossed) could be a major upset.
Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Competition: Carabao Cup Second Round
Venue: Alexandra Stadium
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 2-3 Aston Villa (January 1989)
Crewe: David Artell could make changes to his side for the visit of Aston Villa to Gresty Road - potentially selecting the same players who pulled off an upset at Middlesbrough in round one.
Harry Pickering is rated 50/50 after picking up an injury in the victory at Crawley last week, whilst new signing Chuma Anene could make his debut.
Aston Villa: After picking up a first three premier league points of the season against Everton on Friday night, Dean Smith could be set to ring the changes for the Carabao Cup tie.
Summer signings Ezri Konsa, Matt Targett, Kortney Hause & Marvelous Nakamba are yet to make their professional debuts for the Villans & could all feature at Gresty Road.
Jonathan Kodjia has been missing recently with an injury & it's considered too soon for him to make a comeback to action.
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