Aston Villa Must Chase Quality, Not Quantity, This Summer

Aston Villa Must Chase Quality, Not Quantity, This Summer

Aston Villa can count themselves lucky to be heading into a second season in the Premier League, rather than looking at the prospect of a season back in the Championship, but they shouldn't care about that. Villa took a point from a draw with Sheffield United when goal-line technology failed to award Sheffield United a clear goal. Villa fans will, and should, point out that they could still have come back to score in that game. And they had their …
Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Teams in the Premier League dread the fixture congestion of December, but it seems that the congestion has started already. Less than 72 hours after their respective League Cup victories on Wednesday night, Liverpool and Aston Villa will face up in the league on Saturday evening. The two teams will head into this Premier League fixture knowing that they will also meet again in December (subject to scheduling flexibility by the EFL) as per the League Cup Quarter Final draw …
Frank Lampard: The five most influential moments of his career

Frank Lampard: The five most influential moments of his career

Frank Lampard announced his retirement from football this week following a hugely successful 24-year career as one of England's most prized midfielders. The 38-year-old will forever be compared to Steven Gerrard, who he had so many battles with for club and country but rivalries aside, Lampard delivered some of the best moments in Chelsea's history before leaving the Premier League in 2015. He was unable to translate his talent onto the international stage but Lampard was at the heart of …
Reminiscing Over the Best Centre-Back Partnerships

Reminiscing Over the Best Centre-Back Partnerships

When Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were in the middle of Manchester United’s defence, there was no way through. The Premier League has been blessed with some glorious centre-back partnerships in recent times but in the current league, there’s not many who can match the strength of the old pairings. Tottenham’s defence are a rare celebration but where have all the centre-back partnerships gone? Here’s a reminder of some of the best we’ve had. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic The …
2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

Some people believe the 2015-16 Premier League season was one of the greatest in history. In truth, it was one of the worst in terms of quality but the fairytale story which followed Leicester City to being crowned the league champions has been one of the greatest achievements in the history of English football. Nothing would surpass the highlight of the Foxes lifting the Premier League trophy but there’s been plenty of let downs, big money transfers, manager sackings and …
Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview | Team New, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview | Team New, Stats & Key Men

On May 15th, Aston Villa travel to the Emirates Stadium for their last Premier League match for at least a year.  Villa have already been relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history.  With only three wins and 17 points from their first 37 games, Villa are in serious danger of being the first team not to reach 20 points since Portsmouth in 2009/2010. In terms of league position, Arsenal are playing for whether they'll finish …
Liverpool should not miss out on Jordan Amavi the second time

Liverpool should not miss out on Jordan Amavi the second time

French youth international Jordan Amavi’s agent is currently negotiating with Aston Villa about the player’s future at the club, according to the reliable Get French Football News . It is almost clear that the youngster wants to leave the relegated club at the end of the season which will come as a massive blow to the side, but given their horrific season, the club hierarchy as well as the fans will be prepared for such news. Amavi joined the Midlanders …
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