Aston Villa secured promotion back to the top-flight last season after a three-year stay in the second tier. 

Dean Smith took over from Steve Bruce towards the start of the campaign and led Villa to a 5th place finish in the Championship table.

Villa overcame Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the play-off final at Wembley in May, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn. This was after they beat local rivals West Brom on penalties in the semi-finals. 

Since their promotion, Villa have been very busy in the transfer market and made a host of signings so far. Matt Targett, Anwar El Ghazi, Wesley, Jota and Kortney Hause have all joined the club on permanent deals. 

With all these new additions, plus potential signings that have been touted with moves to Villa this summer, we have taken a look at how Dean Smith could line his side up in the Premier League…