On Sunday, Fulham have a must-win home game against away day specialists Aston Villa as they look to end a run of six straight Premier League defeats.
Although they lost their game against Tottenham on Wednesday, there were some encouraging signs for Fulham supporters to take from Rene Meulensteen’s first match in charge. It was certainly a more competitive and hard-working performance than those seen in the final weeks of Martin Jol...More
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Christian Benteke’s current goal drought is his own fault, having set high standards for himself since bursting on the scene last year, writes The Daily Star.
The Villa striker has failed to score in his previous seven matches, but will hope to put an end to the draught tonight against Southampton.
“I’m pretty sure Christian is a victim of his own success. But it’s down to himself, he’s created...More
Southampton will be aiming to recover from two successive defeats, which have seen them drop to seventh in the Premier League, when they host mid-table Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Despite typically hard working performances at both Arsenal and Chelsea, the Saints came away with nothing to show for their efforts in either game. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been frustrated by their failure to build on Jay Rodriguez’ first minute...More
The Duke of Cambridge may have been among the spectators at Villa Park on Saturday, but the finishing on display was anything but majestic as Aston Villa were involved in a goalless draw with Sunderland, who had come into the game propping up the Premier League.
From the home side, it was a performance which completely lacked the relentless energy and the quality of attacking football that was seen on Sunderland’s previous visit, whe...More
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that the midland outfit were still in need of Marc Albrighton, which was why they recalled the player from his loan spell at Wigan after just a month, writes BBC Sport.
With Villa set to face a run of eight games in just 33 days, Lambert felt the need to get the former England U-21 star back to Villa Park to add a bit of depth to help ease the burden on the current first teamers.
Paul Lambert will have learned a great deal more about his Aston Villa side as they delivered a Jekyll and Hyde performance on Monday evening, coming from 2-0 behind against local rivals West Bromwich Albion to rescue a point.
The turning point came shortly before the hour mark as Lambert introduced Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph and Andreas Weimann to the field, and the trio, who have been struggling for fitness in recent weeks, ...More
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