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

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

The Premier League is finally returning and one of the promoted clubs will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the opening weekend. Aston Villa will face a difficult trip to face last seasons Champions League finalists Tottenham. Both clubs have made some eye-catching signings this summer, but they will have very different aims for the season. The home team will be looking to push towards the top of the division and stay in the title race as long as …