Aston Villa take on AFC Bournemouth on Saturday in the Premier League, with Villa looking to start well at home.

Dean Smith’s side will be looking to build upon a solid performance against Spurs, despite it ending in a defeat in North London.

John McGinn scored a great goal at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, before three Spurs goals condemned Villa to defeat.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, drew with Sheffield United at the Vitality Stadium, with a late Billy Sharp goal denying them the three points in their opening fixture.

Both sides will be looking to take their first win of the season on Saturday, with Villa looking to get off to the perfect start at Villa Park.

But what will be the key battles on the pitch at 3pm on Saturday? 

There are many key players for both side, with Bournemouth having many established starts, whilst Villa have some up and coming talents.

But which battles will be key?