Having been involved in 12 matches since the middle of December, Brendan Rodgers has had to make full use of his Leicester squad in order to maintain their ambitions in the Premier League and the two cup competitions.
Despite the high workload, Rodgers will welcome every opportunity to take this developing team forward, with an appearance in a cup final high on his list of priorities.
While Saturday's narrow win over Brentford has earned the club a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup, Rodgers would have had one eye on the reverse fixture with Villa after failing to make the most of home advantage two weeks ago.
During that game, there was a feeling that Leicester had begun to lose their edge, a suggestion which was backed up with the defeats which followed against Southampton and Burnley.
However, overcoming West Ham United and Brentford in quick succession have got Leicester back on track, and they will be confident of repeating their dominant success at Villa Park from earlier in the season.
As for the home side, they welcome Leicester to the West Midlands on the back of claiming four points from important Premier League tussles with Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford.
On both occasions, Dean Smith watched his team come from behind to avoid defeat, and it will fill the Villa boss with confidence due to the spirited showings coming after the capitulation versus Manchester City.
The most pleasing aspect for Smith may have been not having to rely on Jack Grealish for a goal against Watford, with Douglas Luiz and Tyrone Mings, aided by Ezri Konsa, providing the telling contributions.
Nevertheless, if Villa want to reach a first EFL Cup final since 2010, the playmaker will likely have to produce yet another inspiring performance, something which he has made a habit of since the beginning of the season.
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While Rodgers has suggested that Jamie Vardy could return on Tuesday night, the striker may have to make do with a place among the replacements.
Villa will be without Danny Drinkwater, who is cup tied after representing Burnley earlier in the competition.
However, despite not being signed in time for the first leg, goalkeeper Pepe Reina is eligible to start between the sticks.
Mbwana Samatta is likely to be selected among the replacements after arriving from Genk.
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Reina; Konsa, Mings, Hause; Guilbert, Luiz, Nakamba, Targett; Grealish, El Ghazi, Trezeguet
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Praet, Ndidi, Tielemans; Barnes, Maddison, Iheanacho
We say: Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City
Given Villa's recent improvements and Leicester's hectic schedule, this could be much closer than many are anticipating. However, we cannot back against the Foxes, who will feel that they have the quality to hurt a Villa backline which is unable to keep clean sheets.
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