Just 3 days after starting off their Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against Hull, Villa will have to turn their attention to the EFL Cup as they must head down to Essex to take on Colchester on Wednesday evening.

Steve Bruce is expected to make a lot of changes for this match, as his main aim this season is promotion to the Premier League. However, with the squad suffering from a number of injuries at the moment, it’s highly likely that a few of the players who started on Saturday will also have to start this one.

Although promotion is all that Villa are after this season, they will still not want to be dumped out in the first round of a competition that they have a proud history in – they have won this tournament 5 times, with only Liverpool having won it more.

Here is our predicted Villa XI for Wednesday’s match:

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