Fulham vs. Aston Villa: Live Coverage And Open Match Thread

FULHAM

OVERALL: 3-1-3, +4 GD

POSITION: 9th

LAST 5: D-L-W-W-L


ASTON VILLA

OVERALL: 1-2-4, -6 GD

POSITION: 16th

LAST 5: L-D-L-W-D


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What to Watch For:

  • Aston Villa are all but certain to use yet another defensive combination for this match. Given the importance of the ability of the defense to function as a unit, that's got to be a concern.
  • The central midfield is going to be key in this game. When Villa can't hold their own in the possession game, they tend to get smoked pretty thoroughly. Even in their lone win against Swansea, where the visitors held a hefty edge in terms of possession, Aston Villa were fairly dominant in the midfield and limited Swans to a lot of control of the ball that didn't go much of anywhere. Quantity of possession is important, but if you can't do anything with it the impact is diminished; if Villa find themselves unable to take the ball from Fulham, they need to crank up the pressure and push that possession into their attacking third.
  • Keep an eye on Dimitar Berbatov. He's speaking to your daughter.

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