Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October 17th, Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea.  Chelsea's struggles this season have been well documented and they are only above 17th place on goals scored after eight games, which is their worst start to a season in the history of the Premier League.  For all the documented struggles of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, Tim Sherwood is arguably under more pressure.  His Villa side are sitting in the bottom three with a mere …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 8

Premier League Preview - Match Day 8

Last weekend's games showed the resilience of a number of Premier League teams, and the difficulties faced by others which either do not have the resources or fighting spirit of their rivals. We take a look at what next week's games promise. Saturday brings an encounter between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion that will be intriguing for bettors. Palace have been excellent away from home, as shown in the win last Sunday over Watford, but fail to get the …
Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 2: Five Things We Learned

Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 2: Five Things We Learned

Liverpool ended their poor run of form at home to Villa on Saturday afternoon to ease the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers for the short term. Daniel Sturridge scored twice with James Milner also on the scoresheet. Rudy Gestede twice reduced the Liverpool lead to one goal but a 3-2 final score was just desserts with Liverpool dominating possession and making more chances on the whole. The Fans Are Still Down Liverpool might have won the game but Reds supporters …
Liverpool vs. Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs. Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

It is extremely difficult to find any positives in the early form shown by these two sides. Investing heavily in the summer, Liverpool have been nothing short of poor, with new signings failing to make an impact thus far. Scraping past League Two minnows, Carlisle United, in the Capital One Cup on penalties has only added to the pressure Brendan Rodgers is facing, and failure to secure the points this weekend could well be the final nail in the coffin …
Premier League Weekend Round-Up

Premier League Weekend Round-Up

Jordan Amavi - Aston Villa's Signing of the Summer

Jordan Amavi - Aston Villa's Signing of the Summer

Aston Villa had an incredibly busy summer as Tim Sherwood prepared a squad ready to fight and challenge for a top half finish, along with some success in cup competitions. The Premier League side shopped a fair bit, aided by Christian Benteke’s big money move to Liverpool, and a lot of the club’s recruits came from the French Ligue 1. Sherwood importantly realised that the left-back spot could be a problem if not addressed properly in the summer. He also …
Premier League Predictions: Week Six

Premier League Predictions: Week Six

Using a new online service called Betegy - a website that analyses thousands of individual data points for all Premier League matches, before running them through a mathematical model - EPL Index will use information from this site for this weekend's series of matches. Chelsea vs Arsenal: The headline act, and first fixture of this round of games, is a clash at Stamford Bridge. Wenger has never beaten Mourinho in a competitive fixture, but because of the Blues' defensive issues this season …
Aston Villa vs. West Brom | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs. West Brom | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On September 19th, West Bromwich Albion travel four miles east to Villa Park to take on rivals Aston Villa.  The two clubs could not be tighter as they go into the latest edition of the West Midlands derby.  Villa sit in 15th with only four points from their first five matches.  Albion sit one point and one place ahead with five points from their first five matches.  After blowing a 2-0 lead against fellow Midlands side Leicester City last week, …
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