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- Mon, 20 Mar 2023 08:00:04 +0000: FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Antonio Conte comes out swinging, Rob Holding steps up for Arsenal and Brighton’s talent conveyor belt keeps rolling
Will Antonio Conte be in charge of Tottenham for their next fixture, on 3 April at Everton? Those in the St Mary’s press room on Saturday evening were in little doubt that his instant-classic rant – two questions batted away during 10 minutes of fury – was a kiss-off, an ejector seat activated. Conte levelled blame at everyone but himself and even threw an olive branch to his predecessors, a list including arch-rival José Mourinho. “They can change the manager, a lot of managers, but the situation cannot change,” Conte declared in a critique of the club’s culture, and by extension, the owners Enic and the chairman, Daniel Levy. It was the players who received the most bilious invective, creating a potentially awkward situation post-international break, should Conte still be around. “They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress,” he hissed. Listening back to the tape, it was amusing to hear Conte entering the room with a demure apology for being late. John Brewin
Premier League report: Southampton 3-3 Tottenham
FA Cup report: Manchester United 3-1 FulhamContinue reading...
- Sat, 18 Mar 2023 17:29:58 +0000: Douglas Luiz lays platform for Aston Villa to brush aside Bournemouth - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Unai Emery has switched his objective from Premier League survival to securing a top-10 finish after Aston Villa’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth.
Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey and Emiliano Buendía all scored as mid-table Villa moved on to 38 points with 11 matches remaining.Continue reading...
- Sun, 12 Mar 2023 16:16:29 +0000: Saïd Benrahma penalty scant relief for West Ham in draw with Aston Villa - Aston Villa | The Guardian
West Ham did not look like a team who are about to embark on a triumphant march to safety. The boos at full‑time said it all. Nobody regarded inching out of the relegation zone as reason for celebration and, while this performance represented an improvement on the collapse against Brighton last weekend, it was not enough to quell the crowd’s rising discontent with David Moyes’s management.
For Moyes there were positives to be gleaned from his side recovering after falling behind to Ollie Watkins’s sixth goal in seven games for Aston Villa. West Ham summoned resilience, equalising through Saïd Benrahma’s penalty, and felt they had enough chances. Benrahma went close four times during a tight second half. Pablo Fornals shot over. Maxwel Cornet offered hope in his brief cameo, although the forward could do with reading up on the offside law before his next appearance.Continue reading...
- Fri, 10 Mar 2023 00:01:35 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Liverpool have the chance for strikers to build some momentum, while Antonio Conte is on borrowed time at Spurs
Antonio Conte’s performance the season he won the league with Chelsea was spectacularly brilliant, but things have moved on since then. No team bar Conte’s Chelsea has won the Premier League playing three at the back; the standard at the top of the table is far higher now than it was then. Of the current top five, only Conte’s Spurs play a plodding, cautious, constipated style that makes watching them an imposition. Much as Conte likes to trumpet his achievement in qualifying Spurs for the Champions League, they were poor last season, it just so happened other teams were worse, and their run in the competition served only to show how far off his team are – despite a summer spend of roughly £150m – and how far off he is, having made the last eight once in six attempts. Conte is a man out of time, and another poor result this weekend might just mean the end. Daniel Harris
Tottenham v Nottingham Forest, Saturday 3pm (all times GMT)
Bournemouth v Liverpool, Saturday 12.30pm
Leicester v Chelsea, Saturday, 3pm
Fulham v Arsenal, Sunday 2pmContinue reading...
- Sat, 04 Mar 2023 17:20:23 +0000: Andersen’s own goal gives Aston Villa victory against 10-man Crystal Palace - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Patrick Vieira insisted only fine margins were standing between his side and an upturn in fortunes after Joachim Andersen’s 27th-minute own goal at Aston Villa made it nine Premier League games without a win.
The 1-0 defeat continued Palace’s slide towards the relegation battle, with only six points separating them from the bottom three as they still await their first league victory of 2023.Continue reading...
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- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 14:14:57 +0000: Chelsea v Aston Villa team news - BBC Sport
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Aston Villa.
- Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:56:47 +0000: Arsenal and Villa staff members charged by FA - BBC Sport
Members of the Arsenal and Aston Villa backroom teams are charged by the Football Association with improper conduct.
- Wed, 29 Mar 2023 05:11:41 +0000: How do Sutton's predictions compare to reality? - BBC Sport
How does a table based on BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton's weekly Premier League predictions compare to real life?
- Fri, 24 Mar 2023 16:18:19 +0000: Martinez recreates crude World Cup celebration - BBC Sport
In Argentina's first match since the World Cup, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez recreated his infamous celebration alongside team-mates.
- Thu, 23 Mar 2023 06:05:56 +0000: The Premier League's domestic flights dilemma - BBC Sport
BBC Sport research shows the scale of short domestic flights to and from games involving Premier League teams from 100 fixtures in 2023.
Aston Villa are now looking to strengthen their squad for the up coming season with a large number of new players touted to be on the clubs radar in the closed season. The club has been boosted lately by the resigning of goalkeeper Brad Guzan who left the club at the end of last season. The American keeper has now penned a new lucrative three year deal which will keep him at Villa park until the end of the 2015 season.
Another huge target for the club this season is Blackburns Steven N`Zonzi who is also a top target for Sunderland, Tottenham and Stoke City with the midfielder stating that he has no intention of playing football in the championship. The Frenchman is thought to be available for a fee of around five million pounds and would welcome the chance to play in the English top flight again.
Blackpool winger Matt Phillips is also believed to be on the clubs radar as the championship side looked doomed to lose their influential winger as a host of top flight clubs are now vying for his signature. The twenty one year old has had a brilliant season for his club and now looks set to move to the premier league with clubs such as Everton, Wigan, Reading and Sunderland all in for the winger.
Sheffield United defender Matt Lowton is another target for the Villa Park outfit as Paul Lambert looks to strengthen his back line for the new season and the player is thought to be his top target for his defence. Lowton is now regarded as one of the hottest prospects in English football but Villa will need to fight off stern interest from additional clubs such as feyenoord and Bersiktas.