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

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

It is looking likely that there will be a closer title race in the Premier League this season. Chelsea are emerging as the favourites for many, due to the strength of their squad and their form since Thomas Tuchel took over. They have taken seven points from a possible nine so far. Despite dropping points against Liverpool, they emerged from Anfield with credit as they played well with ten men. Meanwhile, Aston Villa were seen to have a good transfer …
Ings, Buendía & Bailey - The Replacements

Ings, Buendía & Bailey - The Replacements

All teams at some stage lose a cult hero or player they feel cannot possibly replaced. In most circumstances, the monies received can be viewed as badly spent in a rash spending spree. When Liverpool lost Fernando Torres to Chelsea for some £50 million, much of that fee went on Andy Carrol, with later addictions in the mould of Stewart Downing & Charlie Adam. None of these signings were successful, and all moved on due to poor form or simple …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea need to win on the final day of the season, as they travel to face Aston Villa. The Blues have their fate in their own hands, following a win against top four rivals Leicester City during the week. However, they will be wary of a Villa side that have been a threat to the big teams this season. In their last game, they beat Tottenham away from home and they will want to take momentum into next season with …
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Aston Villa have a great chance to get back to winning ways in the Premier League as they welcome Tottenham to Villa Park. They will be coming up against a team in a desperate position following their defeat in the Europa League. It was a humiliating evening for Spurs and the pressure is ramping up on Jose Mourinho. There is no margin for error, as he needs to finish in the top four if he is to get another season …
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 …
How wise was it to offer Dean Smith a contract extension? 

How wise was it to offer Dean Smith a contract extension? 

In the blink of an eye, Aston Villa have gone from Premier League hopefuls with extremely rich owners to the relegation zone and looking quite directionless. Well, maybe that isn’t quite true, come to think of it, this sudden drop off in form which has got Villa into this mess, which includes four straight losses, comes on the back of Dean Smith signing a contract extension.   In fact, Smith’s charges haven’t won a game since the Villa owners decided to …
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways on Wednesday, following a run of three matches without a victory. They welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge, who will be hopeful of gaining a positive result. The festive period can throw up unpredictable results, with West Ham's victory over the home side on Saturday proving that. Although the Blues had several good chances in the first half, they were unable to find a breakthrough and they were later punished …
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 …
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