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

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

Tim Sherwood will take charge of his first march as Aston Villa manager on Saturday, and it's crucial that he starts with a positive result. Villa are currently 18th in the Premier League, and with only thirteen games left, a win could lift them above fellow strugglers QPR, Hull and Sunderland. A run of form between now and the end of the season could make the difference between who stays up, and who is demoted to the Championship. Stoke are …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Aston Villa have had some good results against the top four in recent seasons, with Chelsea themselves coming unstuck last season in a match that many consider was a huge blow in their title chances. Paul Lambert is coming under pressure as the problems of previous seasons continue to hinder his side. Villa have been poor in front of goal this season, while their home record has remained inconsistent at best. It could be a good chance for them to …
Aston Villa  v Liverpool Preview| Team News, Stats and Key Men

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

There is a sense of optimism at Anfield as the club has recovered from its dismal start to the season by eking out crucial results over the last few match days. The Merseysiders travel to Villa Park for their next tie on Saturday, the 17th of January. The Reds lost to Villa at home earlier in the season, but since then the club’s fortunes have dwindled as it has slipped into lower mid-table obscurity in the league. Lambert's side currently sits …
Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a bad Boxing Day for both sides involved in this fixture, Aston Villa will hope to make amends when they take on Sunderland at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon. Villa suffered a disappointing defeat to Swansea City on Boxing Day but will have some positives to reflect on coming into this match, given that they managed to get a draw when they last played at home against Manchester United. Paul Lambert will surely see this game against Sunderland as …
Which Centre-Backs Should Manchester United Target?

Which Centre-Backs Should Manchester United Target?

It takes no expert to realise where Manchester United’s deficiencies are. Van Gaal’s inability to source a top centre back to compliment his star studded attacking line has led to a sketchy start to the season. With the players brought in to improve on last year’s severely disappointing season, it should be a certainty that United are going to break straight back into the top four. However, instead after 7 more than winnable fixtures United have appeared impressive going forward, …