City are aiming to make it three wins on the bounce in the league and, if results go their way, move up to second in the table.
And it was clear the players were ready and raring to go ahead of the Sunday’s tea time kick-off, but the hosts aren’t there to simply make up the numbers.
Villa picked up their second win on the road this season away to Burnley in their last league match and were further buoyed by a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Carabao Cup during midweek.
Dean Smith’s side will be desperate to gain some momentum and claim a notable scalp in their first home match of 2020, so City need to be at their best on Sunday afternoon.
But even though the players are fully focused on grabbing the three points, there is always time for a smile.
And there were plenty of those on show at a sunny CFA throughout the session!
Check out the best of the action from training via the gallery below…