clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Aston Villa v Burnley: Carling Cup Open Thread

New, comments

Burnley travel to Villa Park for the fourth round of the League Cup. This fixture is one that Aston Villa, by virtue of being in a higher division, should easily win. So why the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach?

Should Villa wish to advance to the semi-finals of the cup and once again challenge for hardware, they need to do something they haven't done since the sixteenth minute of the Spurs match: score a goal. Ok, that's not quite true. Richard Dunne scored a goal last Saturday, but the problem there is that the goal was counted for Sunderland. So we'll amend that statement: Villa need to score a goal by putting the ball into the opposition's net. Or, I suppose, getting the opposition to flub it and put the ball in their own net. At this point, either way works for me.

Aaron and I discussed the fact that he'd rather see the team lose 4-3 than 1-0. Could we see that today?

Aston Villa Starting XI:Friedel; Lichaj, Cuellar, Clark; Beye; Sidwell, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Bannan; Ireland, Young, Carew

Reserves:Guzan, Downing, Johnson, Collins, Hogg, Delfouneso, Heskey

Burnley Starting XI:Grant, Mears, Carlisle, Duff, Fox, Alexander, Rodriguez, Marney, Cork, Wallace, Paterson.

Reserves: Jensen, Iwelumo, Elliott, Edgar, Bikey, Easton, Thompson