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A look at the teams who will meet for a place in the Premier League

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John Terry and Frank Lampard will clash at Wembley on May 27.

Aston Villa will face Derby for a place in the Premier League, after the Rams beat Leeds in an Elland Road thriller.

Here Press Association Sport looks at the rivals who will shape up at Wembley on May 27.

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa – Sky Bet Championship Play-off – Semi Final – Second Leg – The Hawthorns
Dean Smith has made the right impression with Villa (Nick Potts/PA)

The former Walsall and Brentford boss grew up in Birmingham and is an Aston Villa fan. He landed his dream job last October following the departure of Steve Bruce and managed to transform the club into promotion contenders. Villa won 10 successive matches for the first time in their history in March and April to cement their place in the play-offs.

Key players

Jack Grealish File Photo
Jack Grealish has caught the eye this season (Nick Potts/PA)

Play-off history

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Aston Villa v Fulham – Sky Bet Championship – Final – Wembley Stadium
John Terry and Villa ended last season disappointed (Nigel French/PA)

Where squad needs strengthening

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa – Sky Bet Championship Play-off – Semi Final – Second Leg – The Hawthorns
Abraham’s goals have been important for Villa (Nick Potts/PA)

Derby

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Nottingham Forest v Derby County – Sky Bet Championship – The City Ground
Frank Lampard has led Derby to Wembley (Nick Potts/PA)

It has been a successful first season in management for the former Chelsea and England midfielder. Lampard won 11 major trophies with the Blues but recently said guiding Derby to the play-offs is “one of my biggest achievements.”

Key players

Leeds United v Derby County – Sky Bet Championship Play-off – Semi Final – Second Leg – Elland Road
Harry Wilson has chipped in with goals – here he is pictured celebrating his breakthrough in the play-off semi-final second leg win at Leeds (Nick Potts/PA)

Play-off history

Soccer – Sky Bet Championship – Play Off – Final – Derby County v Queens Park Rangers – Wembley Stadium
Bobby Zamora proved Derby’s undoing in 2014 (John Walton/PA)

Where squad needs strengthening

Kazakhstan v Scotland – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying – Group I – Astana Arena
Scotland’s Graeme Shinnie is now a Derby player (Adam Davy/PA)

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