Confirmed team news and Carabao Cup semi-final updates

Confirmed team news and Carabao Cup semi-final updates

Confirmed team news and Carabao Cup semi-final updates

Aston Villa captain Grealish inspired his team to a shocking 2-1 FA Cup victory in the last four over Rodgers & # 39; Liverpool in 2015.

A place in the 60th League Cup final is at stake over two legs between Leicester City and Aston Villa in the Joachim/Albrighton derby and both have fine pedigrees in Alan Hardaker's unloved offspring, Villa winning five of eight finals, Leicester three of five. "You are playing at Wembley with about 90,000 and he really stood out", said Rodgers.

"He's a unbelievable expertise and folks evaluate him to James Maddison however he's completely totally different".

"They had only just come up but as soon as I walked through the door I saw the ambition and quality they had". Great skills, great ability.

"Take a look at James - he's taking part in as a central midfielder".

Peter Withe scored the only goal of the game to help Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich in 1982. "Young Jack has a different role in the Villa team but he is a big talent".

Danny Drinkwater has joined Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season after finishing his unsuccessful spell with Burnley.

Villa boss Dean Smith said: "Danny was a key member of the Leicester City title winning team and represented England, so he is a very experienced player".

But Aston Villa manager Dean Smith believes Drinkwater can recapture the form that made him a pivotal figure in Leicester's fairytale 2016 Premier League title win.

"Then he had a loan move to Burnley this season and he probably hasn't played as many games as he would have liked, but from meeting him I liked the hunger - I saw it in his eyes". He's got a lot to go and prove now, it's not happened at Chelsea.

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