Marriott axed: The best Derby and Aston Villa combined XI ahead of tomorrow

By thedroid

as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk

One of the standout Championship fixtures of the weekend sees Aston Villa travel to Derby with both sides needing three points to help their promotion push.

Frank Lampard’s Rams are chasing the top two, whilst Villa’s situation is more pressing with Dean Smith’s men down in 17th.

Despite that lowly position, they are just seven points behind tomorrow’s opponents and will see this as a great chance to reduce the gap.

Yet, the hosts will go into the game as favourites after a strong run of form which has seen them go unbeaten in six, which includes fixtures against several promotion rivals.

However, Lampard will be wary of the quality that Villa boast, which makes this such an intriguing game.

Here we look at a best combined XI between the two talented squads…

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