It’s a crucial summer for new sporting director Johan Lange and Aston Villa. Let’s talk about it a bit before it gets underway.
There are clear parallels between Wilfried Zaha and Villa’s captain — the Claret and Blues need to avoid the type of saga Crystal Palace find themselves enveloped in.
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Villa’s great escape is complete!
90 minutes sit between Aston Villa and either survival or relegation. Which will it be?
The Claret and Blues are one (or maybe two or three) results away from Premier League safety after a huge win at Villa Park.
The most pivotal day (so far) in Aston Villa’s survival fight is here!
Holding on for vital points has not been Aston Villa’s strength this season and last Thursday’s draw with Everton epitomized that. With the relegation battle going down to the wire, can Villa climb their way out of trouble? Here’s our latest podcast.
Aston Villa fans will have all eyes on the London Stadium tonight — but what result is best for Villa?
English football’s most-played league fixture returns with Villa needing a win to boost their survival chances.
The Egyptian winger’s brace kept Villa’s survival hopes alive Sunday at Villa Park.
If Villa are to launch a shock survival bid, it must start today against Palace.
A poor penalty call completely dismantled the morale for Aston Villa against Manchester United. With West Ham and Watford picking up HUGE results on Saturday, can Villa ease some of the relegation concerns with a result against Crystal Palace on Sunday? Here’s our latest podcast.
Staring down the barrel of relegation is far from ideal, but a drop to the Championship could give Villa the chance to finally build the stable foundation they so desperately need.
A result against a surging United side would go a long way toward bolstering Villa’s survival chances.
Villa’s performances have genuinely been much improved since the restart, but the final execution has been lacking. Dean Smith may need to throw the tactics back to the start of the season to get out of the bottom three.
Can Dean Smith’s men pull off a shock result at Anfield and take a step toward Premier League survival?
Villa need an in-form John McGinn to play expansive, attacking football — without him playing at a high level, Dean Smith’s forced to make the most of a bad hand.
Dean Smith’s Claret and Blues will climb out of the bottom three with any result against their local rivals.
Aston Villa have probably looked the best of the Premier League’s bottom five since last week’s restart — so let’s pump the brakes on assuming doom and gloom so quickly.
A change in tactics made Villa the better team, but missed chances, playing catch-up, and leaving it too late to push for the win had the lads settling for a draw. Signs of improvement moving onto Saturday? Here’s our latest podcast.
Old friend Steve Bruce is on top as Villa head northeast.
Those who criticize Villa for their net spend or for the quality of player they bought are largely ignoring important context.
Parking the bus may work if your Chelsea, but against the Blues, it’s a different story as Villa fail to hold on and fall to their 6th loss out of their last 7 Premier League matches. Can Villa turn things around against Steve Bruce’s men on Wednesday? Here’s our latest podcast.