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Jurgen Klopp rages at plans to expand the Champions League group stage Plans to expand the Champions League format are currently being discussed. There is talk of teams having to play ten group stage games, plans which Jurgen Klopp is not a fan of.

Dean Smith: We didn't take our chances Frustrated boss Dean Smith admitted Villa must do better after they slipped to a third straight Premier League defeat at Sheffield United.

Sheff Utd 2-0 Villa; Not quite time to panic Sorry about last night; I literally couldn't keep my eyes open. I sometimes feel I have sleeping sickness, as eight hours, let alone the usual six or so that I usually get doesn't seem to cut it for me. Whatever, it wasn't good today, was it? While I'm not quite as doom and gloom as it would seem other sites are, there are problems I saw.

Jack Grealish taunted by Sheffield United fans after Villa defeat Dean Smith's men were beaten 2-0 by the Blades in Saturday's Premier League showdown at Bramall Lane as Grealish missed a late penalty.

Smith gives his verdict on Wesley and reveals why he subbed him off Wesley was replaced by Jonathan Kodjia for the closing stages of Aston Villa's defeat at Sheffield United.

Explained: Here's why Hourihane missed Villa's defeat at Sheff Utd The Irish midfielder was conspicuous by his absence from the team-sheet at Bramall Lane.

MOTD order revealed as Aston Villa lose at Sheffield United Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa - AVFC suffered another defeat in their Premier League clash at Bramall Lane.

Premier League results: Liverpool's lead extended at top Liverpool's 2-0 victory against Watford increases their lead to 10 points at the top of the Premier League table.

Wilder explains what Villa's coaches did in the Sheff Utd tunnel Sheffield United beat Villa 2-0 at Bramall Lane - and here's what impressed the Blades boss after the match.

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa: John Fleck at the double RICHARD GIBSON AT BRAMALL LANE: A brace from John Fleck settled a slow burner between two of the top-flight's new boys and handed Sheffield United back-to-back Premier League wins.

Dean Smith reveals his Aston Villa frustration at Sheffield United John Fleck's double condemned Villa to their third Premier League defeat in a row after losses to Chelsea and Leicester City.

Aston Villa fans are fuming after Sheffield United shocker Here's what AVFC fans on social media made of the latest setback as Dean Smith's men lost 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

Aston Villa player ratings as Sheffield United pile on the pressure Ashley Preece was at Bramall Lane as Villa lost 2-0. Here's how he rated the players.

Sheffield United 2 Aston Villa 0 - As it happened Expressandstar.com brings you live coverage of Aston Villa's Premier League game against Sheffield United.

Sheffield United 2 Aston Villa 0 - Report John Fleck scored twice in the second half as Villa crumbled to their third straight Premier League defeat at Sheffield United.

Aston Villa news: Mills heaps praise on goalkeeper Tom Heaton "It was a bit of a snip for Villa, but when you've got a goalkeeper of that calibre, that gives you confidence and belief as you know what you're going to get, it's reassuring for a defender and a manager." The 33-year-old shot-stopper has played 16 times this season for Villa, keeping three clean sheets and conceding 28 goals in the process.

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa: Match Recap Villa were given a lifeline in the 79' through a VAR-given penalty, but Jack Grealish stepped up and unfortunately smashed the spot kick off the bar and it was cleared to stay 2-0 to the hosts. Final change for Villa was Trezeguet on for Anwar El Ghazi in the 80', when Villa were really chasing the game hoping to get one back.

John Fleck double against Aston Villa fires Sheffield United into fifth spot Jack Grealish misses penalty as Sheffield United beat struggling Aston Villa 2-0.

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa ClubCall.com Match Report Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: The team picked by Dean Smith Sheffield United against Aston Villa - It's match day number 17 in the Steel City as Dean Smith looks to get back to winning ways in Sheffield before what'll prove to be a crucial festive period.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: live stream info and how to watch Premier League online Aston Villa head up north to take on Sheffield.

Jurgen Klopp says he LIKES Boxing Day games but criticises festive run Jurgen Klopp has spoken out on Liverpool's gruelling Christmas schedule, as the Reds prepare for the bizarre challenge of two games in two days next week following their Watford clash.

'Battered them twice' The Sheffield United fans' verdict on Villa Sheffield United v Aston Villa - AVFC head to Bramall Lane later today looking to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

Aston Villa boss Smith: Lower division managers underappreciated Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says the work of lower division managers is underappreciated. Smith admits he's grateful he only has to deal with playing issues in the Premier League. "I don't have to work out the players' national insurance contributions here, that is for sure," said Smith.

Out of sight but Aston Villa's Kortney Hause is far from out of mind The message contained just four words but the meaning could not have been clearer.

Kieran Richardson raves about Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish Kieran Richardson is blown away by the quality of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and has described him as a real physical presence. The 24-year-old has been one of the standout players so far this season for his team following their return to the Premier League.

High-flying Leicester will not be another flash in the pan TOM COLLOMOSSE: Leicester have climbed the mountain before, of course - and lost their footing almost as soon as they reached the summit. They are working to ensure it doesn't happen again.

'My Way' - Former Aston Villa chief shares brilliant clip Aston Villa news - The former CEO was at Villa Park for almost a decade during Randy Lerner's era at the club.

Premier League winter break Q&A: How will it work? Following the jam-packed schedule over the next month, top-flight clubs will have the luxury of a winter break for the first time. Sportsmail explains what the new Premier League winter break will involve.

Where are they now? Aston Villa Have you ever wondered what happened to all those players who have come and gone over the years? There hero's and the Villans, the saints and the sinners, the stars that you talked about for years after they had retired and those who you instantly regret.

Tough trip to Sheffield United, but we can be optimistic for the rest of December Aston Villa travel to Sheffield United today and a win would make a few feel a little happier.

Aston Villa v Sheffield United: A decade of crazy score-lines, shocks and wonder goals In the past decade, Sheffield United have faced Aston Villa six times, with each of those half a dozen encounters including drama, shocks, or thrills for either side.

'Wow' - What West Ham chief Karren Brady thinks of Jack Grealish Aston Villa news - The former Birmingham City MD was discussing the Villa's skipper as part of her column in the national press.

Brentford ace makes Premier League claim about Aston Villa linked Said Benrahma Said Benrahma's staggering Championship displays for Brentford could pave the way for a £20m reunion with Dean Smith at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa fans react as Jaden Brissett is linked According to The Daily Mail, Brentford midfielder Brissett is a target for Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic and Queens Park Rangers. All three teams are monitoring the 18-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Brissett is yet to make his debut for the Bees.

What Dean Smith makes of John McGinn's recent Aston Villa form Sheffield United v Aston Villa - John McGinn has gone nine games without a goal now following three strikes in opening seven in the Premier League while Dean Smith makes Chelsea admission.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady raves about Aston Villa star Jack Grealish Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been widely tipped to become a key part of Gareth Southgate's Three Lions set-up, but he faces stiff competition from a couple of top players jostling for a spot if he is to be on the plane to Euros 2020.

Sheff U - Villa; we should really win this, except, erm no we shouldn't It seems to me that many of us look at this as a very winnable game. If you look at it from the view that Sheffield Utd got promoted with us and we've spent a boat load of money, while they spent pennies, that means we should simply be better than them and will win this.

Dean Smith: Pressure at Villa is nothing compared to the lower leagues TOM COLLOMOSSE: Dean Smith says the pressure of a Premier League survival fight is a breeze compared with his time at Walsall and Leyton Orient.

Dean Smith delivers candid interview about Aston Villa pressure Aston Villa news - The head coach from Great Barr is a big family man as he discusses life as a Premier League boss to date, while harping back to when he had to sort out player finances at Leyton Orient and Walsall.

Aston Villa fans are loving this Liverpool Carabao Cup decision Aston Villa news - AVFC face a much changed Liverpool side on B6 next Tuesday night.

'Could see them collapsing' - Sheffield United fans on Aston Villa Sheffield United v Aston Villa - AVFC head to Bramall Lane looking to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

Chelsea winger Pedro names his dream destination amid Aston Villa links Aston Villa reportedly want to keep Pedro in the Premier League - but is a return to Barcelona on the cards instead? Aston Villa are hoping to raid Chelsea for veteran winger Pedro in the January transfer window - but it seems that the former Spain international has his sights set just a little higher.

Foundation update: Villa Intervention Programme to benefit young people Villa Intervention Programme to benefit young people Aston Villa Football Club.

'Inspirational' - Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings makes brilliant gesture to fans Aston Villa news - The England international is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury against Leicester City.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa: The last five meetings Aston Villa take on Sheffield United this weekend hoping to bounce back from defeat to Leicester City.

'Too predictable' Fans send Smith some advice ahead of Sheffield United Aston Villa news - Ahead of a potentially season defining runs, fans have taken their chances to send Dean Smith some messages of support.

Pundit risks the wrath of Leeds - but Villa fans will love it The talkSPORT pundit was asked to rank a number of teams including Villa, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers.

XV: Villa start a vital 50 days Saturday at Bramall Lane Aston Villa have been pretty good against their relegation rivals and really bad against the Premier League’s big clubs. With eight of the next nine against teams from the "other 12", it’s not hyperbolic to suggest Villa’s Premier League future hinges on the next few weeks.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa: match preview Sheffield United will be confident they can earn a second win on the trot at home to an Aston Villa side in danger of dropping into the relegation zone.

Villa shouldn't fear relegation scrap As it stands, it looks like Villa are in a relegation scrap, but they should still be optimistic for what lies ahead.

Sheff Utd v ASTON VILLA - Preview Sheffield United v Aston Villa: Bramall Lane - 15.00 - 14 December 2019. Villa head to Sheff Utd when the two sides meet in the Premier League.

Pundits all agree this will happen when Villa meet Sheffield United Aston Villa news - AVFC hover just above the relegation zone after defeats to Chelsea and Leicester City last week.

Away Days - Bramall Lane Aston Villa fans will be housed in the H.E. Barnes Bramall Lane stand. Villa have sold their full allocation of 3,000 tickets for this fixture. The stands are located very close to the pitch making views pretty good and a good amount of noise can usually be made at Bramall Lane by both sets of supporters.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Sheffield United and Aston Villa.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa Team News ClubCall.com Sheffield United Sheffield United v Aston Villa Team News.

Aston Villa on Thursday Europa League scouting mission – Plenty of good players on display in exciting game When we check the list of clubs who scouted a match in Portugal, it’s always interesting to see new Premier League sides joining a mission that has become usual for many of them.

Revealed: The Aston Villa young guns called up by Dean Smith Aston Villa news - The head coach was asked about who's been impressing him during nights spent watching Mark Delaney's under-23s at Bodymoor Heath in recent weeks.

Villa issue response over concerns they could face misconduct charge Aston Villa news includes chief executive Christian Purslow's response to Villa Park sale concerns.

Dean Smith instructs Aston Villa board to sign target - Offer being lined up, club will accept €10m Sabah report Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is keen to sign Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida, and has told the club’s board to bring in the player. Smith’s side have found themselves in a relegation battle, and are looking to strengthen their defence by signing the former Dynamo Kyiv player.

Fans Consultation Group meeting notes: December 2019 Fans Consultation Group meeting notes: December 2019 Aston Villa Football Club.

Rival boss uses one word to sum up Villa captain Jack Grealish Aston Villa news - Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder praises Jack Grealish and gives AVFC verdict.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa: Response needed after Foxes mauling Villa’s 4-1 loss to Leicester last weekend was their heaviest defeat since being beaten by the same scoreline at Sheffield United last season.

Aston Villa told they must be up for the fight Villa have been told to brace themselves for a battle at Sheffield United tomorrow.

Aston Villa fans respond to Andre Green's tweet Aston Villa have loaned Andre Green to Preston North End but he has struggled for game time so far. Aston Villa fans have urged Andre Green to 'come home' after his latest tweet. Green was reminiscing on social media yesterday about featuring for Villa against Sheffield United last season, in a game which he scored.

Pressure, being in disguise, Sheff United - Dean Smith transcript Aston Villa press conference - A big turnaround is what Dean Smith and his players are calling for ahead of what will prove to be a crucial Christmas fixture run-in.

The private Aston Villa meeting following Leicester City beating Aston Villa news - Dean Smith today spoke to the press ahead of a tough trip to Sheffield United while explaining how he went about reviewing last weekend's defeat to Leicester City.

Dean Smith reveals the full extent of Tyrone Mings injury Aston Villa news includes the latest on Tyrone Mings injury ahead of Sheffield United clash and Matt Targett update.

Pundit sends worrying message to Dean Smith and Villa Aston Villa news includes former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson on Tyrone Mings injury and Sheffield United clash.

Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Leeds and Swansea City eye Liverpool striker, Leeds United and Fulham in hunt for 17-year-old Hamilton Accies midfielder, These are the latest headlines today:. Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has been forced to deny rumours claiming his players did not receive their November wages in full.

Brentford's Rico Henry praises Aston Villa target Benrahma after Cardiff City win Said Benrahama is more than capable of playing Premiership football according to Brentford teammate Rico Henry.

Wilson hails influence of Lampard ahead of Bournemouth trip to Chelsea Harry Wilson says he owes a debt of gratitude to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard ahead of their Stamford Bridge reunion.

QUIZ: Do these celebrities support Aston Villa, West Brom, Blues or Wolves? How many of the famous supporters of Aston Villa, West Brom, Blues and Wolves do you know?

Christian Purslow Gives Answers To The Aston Villa Fans With thanks to Ian who stepped in for me, at late notice, to attend the meeting with Christian Purslow. 10 December 2019. Fan Reps. Joe Costello Heroes and Villans. Jon Knibb Lions Clubs. Scott Jones Villa Talk. Ian Stokes Vital Villa. Nick Sanders avillafan.com.

Fans Consultation Group - December 2019 Below are the minutes from this week's FCG meeting. There was a lengthy agenda to discuss and it was another opportunity for us to hear the thoughts and feelings of Aston Villa's Chief Executive Officer, Christian Purslow. More discussion in reaction to the meeting will follow, but for now, here are the minutes.

The changes Sheffield United have made to tackle Aston Villa Aston Villa news - The Blades are next up for the claret and blue and the Bramall Lane side have made some alterations their usual to training regime for the visit of Dean Smith's side.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v comedian, author and Chelsea fan David Baddiel Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian, author and Chelsea fan David Baddiel to make predictions for the latest round of Premier League fixtures.

Rangers hero sends Leeds this Aston Villa warning Aston Villa news - Ally McCoist reckons Marcelo Bielsa's side are on their way back to the Premier League - but he's used the claret and blue as an example as to why a return can be hard work.

'Better than Donnarumma': Aston Villa flop produces Champions League heroics Premier League Aston Villa sold goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to Serie A entertainers Atalanta for just £3.75m. Three games into their first ever Champions League campaign, Atalanta were bottom of Group C without a point to their name.

'Hang on' - Our Aston Villa message to critics hammering players Aston Villa podcast - Dean Smith's newly-assembled side are hovering dangerously above the drop-zone in the Premier League and, in our latest Claret and Blue episode, we discuss this: Is it right to criticise the players just yet?

Aston Villa open book of condolence for Ron Saunders Aston Villa news - Club legend passed away on Saturday, aged 87, and the club have opened a book of condolence in the North Stand reception are for fans to sign.

Preview: Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa - prediction, team news, lineups After the 2-0 defeat at home to Newcastle United extended Sheffield United's winless streak to four matches, Chris Wilder would have feared that his side had lost their way after reaching fifth position in the table.

Under-fire Aston Villa striker accused of lacking key attribute Aston Villa news - £22 million summer signing Wesley is without a goal in eight games for the claret and blue and former striker Garry Thompson has questioned his desire.

The Aston Villa fan with the biggest Premier League job of all Aston Villa news - Life-long Holte Ender Richard Masters has been given the Premier League's top job after holding the post on an interim basis since November 2018.

'Revelation' - The ex Villa player ripping it up at Sheff United Sheffield United v Aston Villa - In our latest opposition lowdown, BirminghamLive speaks to Sheffield Star reporter Danny Hall about the high-flying Blades ahead of this weekend's tough test for Dean Smith.

Villa look to snap losing run when they face the Blades Aston Villa will be hoping to put a stop to their losing run on Saturday when they travel to face Sheffield United. Villa is 17th in the league with 15 points and have just one away win in eight. They have lost two in a row after a 4-1 home loss against Leicester City last weekend.

Villa set sights on Croatia star Reports in Turkey now claim Croatia international Vida is a potential target and the Villans are ready to fork out around €10million to sign him in January. Vida joined the Istanbul club from Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kyiv in January 2018 and went on to star for his country in the World Cup later that year.

Former Leeds defender's revealing take on Aston Villa incident Aston Villa news - The incident was one of a number of memorable moments during volatile clash between Leeds and AVFC at Elland Road.

Championship rumours: Leeds United eye Hull City star, Aston Villa plot raid The latest transfer rumours and gossip from across the Sky Bet Championship.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview & odds Mo Besic, Impact pic.twitter.com/IsmpsjPCyV. - Sheffield United December 9, 2019. George Baldock has been involved in 5 goals this season. The third highest out of any defender in the #PL. 2 Goals. 3 Assists. Dynamite 🧨 pic.twitter.com/J7SazTh4sb. - Sheffield United December 9, 2019.

Foundation update: Key date for Football and Education information evening Foundation update: Key date for Football and Education information evening Aston Villa Football Club.

'Lucky' - Gordon Cowans lifts lid on shock transfer to Italy Aston Villa news - all-action midfielder Gordon 'Sid' Cowans spoke to talkSPORT about leaving Aston Villa in 1985, Ron Saunders and how he sealed David Platt's move to Bari.

Pep Clotet discusses Birmingham City star Kerim Mrabti's absence Dan Crowley, Jake Clarke-Salter and Marc Roberts will all miss out against West Brom through injury but Fran Villalba is available having recovered from his hamstring injury.

Garry Thompson calls on Aston Villa striker Wesley to step up Garry Thompson has called on record signing Wesley to show his true mettle as Villa enter a vital period of the season.

See how Wolves and Aston Villa players look in new Panini sticker album A new Panini sticker album is out – giving fans of our top flight teams a chance to carry their heroes around in their wallet.

2019-20 Premier League - Sheffield Utd vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction When does Sheffield Utd vs Aston Villa kick off? Saturday 14th December, 2019 - 15:00. Where is Sheffield Utd vs Aston Villa being played? Bramall Lane. What TV channel is Sheffield Utd vs Aston Villa on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK.

Liverpool tickets fiasco Aston Villa fans say they will stay away over prices of tickets for the Liverpool cup game. Do you feel that the club are punishing you?

Liverpool coach makes admission about Villa amid cup controversy Aston Villa news includes Liverpool coach Neil Critchley's verdict ahead of Carabao Cup quarter-final which will see a youthful Reds side take on AVFC.

Details of Ron Saunders funeral confirmed The former Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Brom manager died last week aged 87.

Villa fans going nuts over training video ahead of Sheff Utd Aston Villa news includes fans hoping to see player back in the starting XI for Saturday's clash.

Chris Wilder makes bold claim ahead of Aston Villa clash Aston Villa news - AVFC travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday but despite an impressive start to the season for Sheffield United, Wilder isn't entirely happy.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith plots transfer raid for prolific Championship attacker Aston Villa transfer plans are underway and Dean Smith looks set to battle QPR and Charlton for Brentford starlet Jaden Brissett.

Villa fans think this change could benefit under-fire striker Wesley Aston Villa news - With pivotal games against Sheffield United and the bottom three on the horizon, AVFC fans are keen for changes.

Villa linked with youngster as United boss responds to transfer claim Aston Villa news - With the January transfer window just around the corner - the rumours are in full flow with Dean Smith potentially looking at strengthening his Villa squad.

Report: Aston Villa Women 5-2 Rovers Ladies Rovers Ladies were beaten 5-2 by Aston Villa in an entertaining Continental Cup encounter at Boldmore St Micheals. The Blues came into the game already out of the Cup, but gave it their all in an open game. Kerri Welsh and Charlotte Greengrass put the home side in front and Ellie Stewart responded before the half-time break.

"The Ultimate Baddie" "That's Jimmy Bullard" - These Villa Fans Are Right To Doubt This Transfer Link One of the more bizarre links I've spotted for Aston Villa's potential January transfer business has been an old rumour mill favourite - Besiktas's Domagoj Vida.

Mings Won't Be Merciless For At Least 3 Weeks After Injury Blow With Aston Villa fans knowing that England centre-half Tyrone Mings had suffered a hamstring problem in the Premier League defeat to Leicester City, it was simply a case of waiting to see how his scan on Monday evening went so we could determine the severity of the problem.

'Unbelievable' Jed Wallace justifies Aston Villa links with Millwall magic Jed Wallace has eight goals and six Championship assists for Gary Rowett's side - is he ready for the Premier League with Aston Villa? Gary Rowett was full of praise for the electric Jed Wallace as the £10 million Aston Villa target inspired Millwall's shock 2-1 win away at Bristol City on Tuesday night, speaking to The Mirror.

Aston Villa sent Liverpool warning ahead of Carabao Cup clash Aston Villa news - Dean Smith's men meet a much changed Liverpool side next week at Villa Park.

Aston Villa would be in danger of going overboard by landing 79-cap man - opinion - FootballFanCast.com This article is part of Football FanCast's Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news… Aston Villa and Watford are set to make moves to sign Domagoj Vida from Besiktas in January, as reported by Turkish-Football.

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Trezeguet training-ground goal Dean Smith's Aston Villa are fine-tuning their preparations in hope to bring three Premier League points back to Villa Park this weekend.

Aston Villa on TV - the next matches to be shown live Aston Villa on TV - These matches will be shown live on TV with Dean Smith's side looking to move away from the Premier League relegation zone.

Aston Villa target Pedro has previously raved about John Terry Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Chelsea winger Pedro. Whilst Aston Villa brought in three wingers over the summer, it would be little surprise to see boss Dean Smith target one more in January.

Aston Villa fans want to see a change vs Sheffield United & Liverpool Aston Villa news - Dean Smith's men now face a season defining run of fixtures, playing against their direct rivals in the table.

Alan Hutton's praise for Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton Aston Villa news - Villa swooped for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton in the summer transfer window – and the deal is looking like one of the best bits of summer business.

The stats behind John McGinn's recent Aston Villa form Aston Villa news - Scotland international McGinn was a key man for Dean Smith in Villa's promotion last season and started the Premier League campaign in fine form.

The transfer message Aston Villa loanee has been sent Aston Villa news includes more praise for Callum O'Hare at Coventry City.

Villa club shop opening times and offers ahead of Christmas Aston Villa news includes all the information you need to know about AVFC club shop and the latest claret and blue christmas gifts.

What Liverpool, Manchester United & the rest really think of Aston Villa Aston Villa news - AVFC have played 16 matches this season - and here's what every manager has made of Dean Smith's side so far.

Five games that could make or break Villa's Premier League return Aston Villa news - Dean Smith's men are just above the relegation zone ahead of what could prove to be a crucial run of Premier League fixtures over the festive period.

Aston Villa injury and suspension latest with Sheffield United up next Aston Villa injury news - The latest on the state of Dean Smith's squad, ahead of a key run of fixtures.

Brentford's Jaden Brissett on radar of Aston Villa, Charlton and QPR The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has scored 12 goals and registered nine assists in 18 matches since the start of the campaign. Aston Villa are thought to be following the progress of Brissett.

Teammate talks up former Bristol City target after Aston Villa, Celtic and Nottingham Forest bids rejected The Robins identified him as an Adam Webster replacement.

Curious case of Andre Green as calls are made for his Villa return Aston Villa news - Green was sent out on loan to Championship side Preston North End in the summer – but the move hasn’t quite gone how he or his club would have hoped.

'Embarrassing this season': Joe Lolley's Aston Villa dream looks dead Joe Lolley could have sealed a dream move to his boyhood club, Premier League newcomers Aston Villa, until Forest priced them out. Almost a year ago today, Joe Lolley produced a devastating attacking performance to light up one of the most remarkable games in Championship history.

Mings injury opens up opportunities Tyrone Mings has picked up a hamstring injury which opens up opportunities to other defenders. Who will replace the England international?

Preview: Aston Villa Women v Rovers Ladies Rovers Ladies are in Continental League Cup action tonight for the final time this year. Here are all the facts and stats ahead of the game… GAME DETAILS. It's an 8pm kick-off on Wednesday 11th December at Boldmere St Michaels.

Birmingham City's Josh McEachran claims he nearly joined Aston Villa Aston Villa were looking to sign Josh McEachran over the summer. Birmingham City midfielder Josh McEachran has told the Birmingham Mail that he was close to signing for Aston Villa over the summer.

Sheffield United trio are walking a tightrope ahead of Aston Villa clash John Lundstram, George Baldock and John Fleck will edge a step closer towards avoiding an automatic one match ban if they escape being cautioned during this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

Aston Villa face a fortnight without Tyrone Mings Villa have been dealt a blow with Tyrone Mings expected to be out for at least a fortnight with a hamstring injury.

Versatility - profile of Aston Villa 'transfer target' Domagoj Vida Aston Villa transfer news - The January window is just around the corner and they have been linked with Besiktas defender.

Sheffield United handed fitness boost ahead of Aston Villa game Aston Villa preview - Villa will be looking to pull clear of Premier League relegation trouble this weekend when they make the trip to take on Sheffield United.

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to reported Pedro interest Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Pedro from Chelsea during the January transfer window with his contract expiring this summer.

Dean Smith receives Villa demand ahead of crucial Christmas games Aston Villa news - Tyrone Mings is likely to be out until the end of the year so what should the centre-back pairing be for AVFC?

Report: Lovre Kalinic allowed to leave Aston Villa in January Aston Villa goalkeeper has struggled badly for game time since his move to Villa Park. According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic will be allowed to leave in January. Kalinic has really struggled for game time at Villa ever since signing for £7 million, with the move not working out for player or club.

Birmingham City midfielder says he almost joined rivals Aston Villa New Birmingham City midfielder Josh McEachran has revealed how he almost joined rivals Aston Villa in the summer. The 26-year-old made his debut for the.

"Looks Burnt Out" "Needs A Rest" - These Villa Fans Want To See Smith Make This Change For The Blades One of the big topics of conversation to come out of Aston Villa's defeat last Sunday to Leicester City was the form of key midfielder John McGinn.

Sheffield United LIVE: Blades step up preparations for Aston Villa clash; transfer news, gossip and more Hello and welcome to our live Sheffield United blog.

Aston Villa eye Chelsea ace Pedro as Blues braced for Juventus transfer bid Chelsea are preparing themselves for January bids for several of their out of contract players, with Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud being eyed by other clubs. Willian's contract runs out in the summer, but Chelsea do not want to sell a player who has improved under Frank Lampard this season, and who the new manager likes.

Jamie Vardy's criticises himself over Aston Villa win as pundit backtracks over 'disrespect' The latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive.

Ron Saunders Book of Condolence Book of condolence open from Thursday.

Aston Villa will be without Tyrone Mings for the rest of the year Tyrone Mings will miss at least the rest of 2019 with Aston Villa as the club expect him to be out for a minimum of three weeks. Mings damaged his hamstring in the defeat by Leicester on Sunday.

Aston Villa fans are fuming with pundit's transfer suggestion Aston Villa transfer news includes reaction to pundit's suggestion that Tottenham should sign Tyrone Mings.

Agent Rubbishes Speculation As Villa Are Linked With Another Versatile Winger Over the weekend, and ahead of Aston Villa's clash with Leicester City, speculation appeared on the January rumour mill claiming we had made Werder Bremen attacker Milot Rashica a 'priority target'.

Smith told to axe Aston Villa player for Sheffield United clash Aston Villa news includes Darren Bent's verdict on John McGinn ahead of Saturday's trip to Sheffield United.

"Won't Be Here" "Shocked If We Keep" - These Villa Fans Panic About Stars Future After Leicester Loss With the fallout continuing from last Sunday's Premier League clash with Leicester City at Villa Park, the reaction to the 4-1 defeat continues to feel somewhat over the top given their quality and the form they have already shown during the 2019/20 campaign.

Aston Villa signing Domagoj Vida would be kick in the teeth for Kortney Hause Aston Villa are being linked with a move for the Croatia centre-back Domagoj Vida. According to a report from Turkish-Football, the Premier League outfit are ready to fight Watford for the Besiktas player, who starred at the 2018 World Cup final for his country.

The Aston Villa system shake-up we'd love to see at Sheff United Aston Villa team news - Club Writer Ashley Preece explains why it could be time for a change, especially given the fact Villa have won just once on the road this term ahead of what's always been a tough place to go, Bramall Lane.

Jamie Vardy makes Aston Villa admission after 4-1 thrashing Aston Villa news - AVFC were beaten 4-1 by Leicester on Sunday at Villa Park.

Aston Villa dealt Tyrone Mings blow ahead of Sheffield United trip Aston Villa have been dealt a cruel blow ahead of their trip to Sheffield United this weekend, with the news that Tyrone Mings will be out for some time. Mings pulled up at the weekend as Villa were hammered by Leicester City at home. It appeared to be a muscle injury and although Mings tried to carry on, he limped off minutes later.

Our view: Potential Rayhaan Tulloch move to Aston Villa would be a West Brom disaster Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion could reportedly lose exciting young forward Rayhaan Tulloch to Premier League neighbours Aston Villa. You could build a Championship winning frontline out of the young players who have either been let go or pinched from West Bromwich Albion's grasp over the last few years.

'A concern' - The damning Aston Villa verdict worrying Dean Smith Aston Villa match analysis - The Villa boss has embraced xG, but what can be learnt through using the metric? Here, Football Scouting Writer Josh Williams crunches the numbers in terms of created chances.

Aston Villa fans split over Vida transfer claim Aston Villa transfer news - AVFC are being linked with a January move for former Wolves target.

Blades handed Lys Mousset injury boost ahead of Aston Villa clash Blades striker Lys Mousset should recover from injury in time to face Aston Villa this weekend. The Frenchman hobbled off at Carrow Road at the weekend after falling awkwardly. It wasn't the first time Mousset has gone down injured this season either.

Report: Aston Villa want Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida Aston Villa are interested in signing Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida, according to Turkish Football. Dean Smith is keen to bolster his defensive ranks and the Villans are one of a number of clubs keen on Vida.

'Incredible player': Aston Villa fans blown away by Milot Rashica links Could Dean Smith's Premier League hopefuls really sign one of the Bundesliga's most exciting attackers during the January transfer window? Milot Rashica puts 'beautiful' into the beautiful game. Rapid pace? Tick. The ability to breeze past full-backs with ease?

The six Aston Villa players way down Dean Smith's pecking order Aston Villa news - here's a list of Villa's forgotten men who appear to be out of favour in terms of first-team football at the moment in the Premier League while some could get minutes against Liverpool in net week's last-16 Carabao Cup tie.

Villa belief not dented by Foxes mauling - Grealish ClubCall.com Aston Villa Villa belief not dented by Foxes mauling - Grealish.

Sheffield United: Enda Stevens' challenge to Blades ahead of Aston Villa clash Sheffield United defender Enda Stevens has challenged his Blades teammates to take their form from Sunday’s second half at Norwich into this weekend’s crunch clash with another newly-promoted team in Aston Villa.

Fans aren’t happy after Rashford's Aston Villa request denied Aston Villa news - Tom Heaton still has an own goal against his name after Man Utd forward's request was turned down.

Experienced Elmohamady can be relied upon by Aston Villa - Robinson Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes the Premier League experience of Ahmed Elmohamady at Sunderland and Hull City will be useful for Aston Villa this season. The Egypt international featured in the English top-flight for the Black Cats and the Tigers in the current decade, before joining Villa from Hull in 2017.

Wesley frustrations - AVFC - Aston Villa Fansite, Blog, & Forum. More and more Aston Villa fans are getting frustrated by Brazilian striker Wesley but is it fair and shoud he be given more time to settle?

The Aston Villa issues that need addressing for Sheffield United Aston Villa analysis - Ashley Preece picks out some talking points following bruising battles against Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester as Villa travel to the Steel City on Saturday.

The Leeds United claim every Aston Villa fan will agree with Aston Villa news - The Leeds striker was at the centre of a controversy filled afternoon at the back end of last season.

Report: Aston Villa and Watford battling to sign Besiktas' Domagoj Vida Premier League strugglers Villa and Watford are targeting a Croatian World Cup finalist who is earning a staggering £56k-a-week. Aston Villa and Watford are going head-to-head to sign Besiktas stopper Domagoj Vida in the January transfer window, according to Turkish Football.

Villa facing possible Grealish blow ahead of crucial Premier League run Aston Villa news - The AVFC skipper has been in stunning form despite their lowly Premier League position, but he could now be forced to sit out a game.

Leeds United striker makes admission about fiesty game with Aston Villa last season Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has described his role in Anwar El Ghazi’s red card at Elland Road last season is probably the most embarassing.

The key Aston Villa games Tyrone Mings will miss through injury Aston Villa injury news - The England defender hobbled off just 20 minutes into Sunday's defeat to Leicester City and looks set to miss games against Sheffield United, Liverpool in the Carabao Cup and Southampton at Villa Park.

Former Sheffield Wednesday trialist Josh McEachran saw Aston Villa move collapse The former Sheffield Wednesday trialist Josh McEachran claims he was close to joining Aston Villa before becoming a Birmingham City player. McEachran flew out to Wednesday's Portuguese training camp at the start of July and joined the Owls' pre-season tour of Germany later that month.

Birmingham City's Josh McEachran makes Aston Villa statement Birmingham City midfielder Josh McEachran has revealed that he could have joined rivals Aston Villa before making a move to Saint Andrews. 26-year-old McEachran has made just three appearances for Birmingham this term having struggled with injury and fitness upon his arrival in the summer, signing a two-year deal with the Blues.

"Would take him all day long", "Too old" - Loads of Aston Villa fans react to transfer report - FootballFanCast.com Aston Villa fans have been reacting to a report that their club could make a move for Chelsea winger Pedro.

Who is Indiana Vassilev? Aston Villa's young gun with 'no limit' The USA starlet, 18, scored another two for Villa's under-23s against Middlesbrough to take his record to four strikes in six games for Mark Delaney's youth team.

'What a joke' - Villa fans react to blunt criticism of Dean Smith Aston Villa news - The AVFC boss has come under fire from Collymore for the lack of development seen from his summer signing.

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa still believing Skipper Jack Grealish insists Villa’s belief remains undented despite Sunday’s 4-1 humbling at the hands of Leicester City.

Report: Aston Villa eyeing club-record move for £33m Milot Rashica Werder Bremen's Bundesliga flyer Rashica has been linked with a big-money move to Dean Smith's Premier League outfit Aston Villa.

The stocky striker who could save Aston Villa millions in January Aston Villa under-23s - Indiana Vassilev scored another two for the youth team against Middlesbrough at Bodymoor Heath last night, taking his tally to four from six games.

Manchester United knocked back after Aston Villa request Aston Villa news - Marcus Rashford thought he had equalised in the game at Old Trafford, but he has been left disappointed.

Aston Villa fans urge Ron Saunders to be honoured at Villa Park Aston Villa news - Supporters are calling for the North Stand to be renamed in honour of the late, great Ron Saunders, arguably Villa's most-decorated manager who tragically died last weekend.

'Relegation battle reality' - the brutal message for Villa from former star Stan Collymore believes Aston Villa are a team hurtling towards a relegation battle at the end of the Premier League season.

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Indiana Vassilev brace for U23s last night Aston Villa academy winger Indiana Vassilev scored a brace for the Villa Park U23s - some Villans faithful think Dean Smith should take note.

Villa dealt major injury blow ahead of Christmas schedule - reports Aston Villa news - The defender hobbled off against Leicester City and could now miss a pivotal run of fixtures before the end of the year.

Some Villa Fans Might Get Their Wish Given Latest Injury Concern Sunday afternoon didn't turn into a great day for Aston Villa fans as Leicester City pretty comfortably put us to the sword with a 4-1 scoreline at Villa Park, and probably expectedly given their form this year, there were few positives to take from the tie.

Stan Collymore slams Dean Smith over treatment of Wesley Aston Villa news - AVFC's record signing is in the middle of a barren spell in front of goal, with fans keen for him to come out of the starting XI.

"Get On This ASAP" "Super Player" - Unexpected Chelsea Target Hits The Mark For These Villa Fans With the heavy defeat to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, Aston Villa fans can be forgiven for staying away from the back pages and social media as the all too predictable meltdown once again began in some corners of the fanbase.

Leeds United and Aston Villa locked in battle over England international, Huddersfield Town close in on free agent, Charlton stars linked with surpris Championship clubs are in action tonight, however that hasn't stopped the transfer gossip from ticking over.

McEachran on Aston Villa interest as Bellingham's future discussed After his release from Brentford the midfielder passed the off-season as a free agent, seemingly destined for a reunion with his former boss Dean Smith at Aston Villa.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Ron Saunders would've got dog's abuse from today's fans CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Ron Saunders fell out with the board over a change in his contract and on February 9, 1982, walked away on principle. And then, nine days later, he re-entered football.

How Manchester United returned to form against Tottenham and Man City Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just experienced his most successful week as United manager with two crucial wins against Jose Mourinho's Tottenham and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

MARTIN KEOWN: Leicester living the dream after record run MARTIN KEOWN: Not for the first time this season, Leicester City can spend their week reflecting on another good result while other clubs are having to turn their attention to Europe.

Aston Villa fans react to Pedro rumour Aston Villa have been linked with Chelsea winger Pedro. Aston Villa may have signed three wingers over the summer, but they may still need to bring in one more wide man in January. Anwar El Ghazi joined permanent after a strong loan spell last season, but he has been a little patchy so far in the Premier League.

Young reveals he snubbed Liverpool and Man City to join Man United Ashley Young has revealed he rejected an offer from Manchester City and dismissed talks with Liverpool in favour of a sealing a move to Manchester United back in 2011.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish walking disciplinary tightrope Aston Villa news - The AVFC skipper has been in stunning form despite their lowly Premier League position.

Pundit criticises Tyrone Mings for his role in Leicester defeat Aston Villa news - The AVFC defender was substituted early into the second half with a suspected hamstring injury.

Foundation update: Fit Villa programme to launch in New Year Foundation update: Fit Villa programme to launch in New Year Aston Villa Football Club.

The 3-point plan to keep on track As the fallout from the abysmal defeat at home to Leicester yesterday, questions have rightly been asked in the match thread as to the players' form, appetite and ability, as well as the decision-making and tactics of the Head Coach.

Aston Villa 1 Leicester 4 - Match highlights Take a look at the match highlights from Aston Villa's 4-1 defeat to Leicester.

Villa's relegation odds slashed after heavy defeat to Leicester City Aston Villa news - Dean Smith's men currently sit in 17th place after the comprehensive defeat to the Foxes at Villa Park.

Leicester record breakers make it eight in a row at Villa Park Aston Villa 1:4 Leicester City. City set a new club record of eight consecutive top flight victories with a 4-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday… Brendan Rodgers made three changes to his starting line-up, with Chilwell, Iheanacho, and Praet in for Fuchs, Pérez and Barnes.

The new Aston Villa training ground complex giving fans their fix Aston Villa training ground news - the club are making strides off the pitch and have invested heavily in improving the academy setup, including building a new mini stadium at Bodymoor Heath.

Dean Smith has been urged to make a difficult Aston Villa decision Aston Villa news - After back-to-back defeats against Chelsea and Leicester, pressure is mounting on several of AVFC's starting Xi.

Villa striker Wesley walks out for Leicester loss with lion mascot Misfiring Aston Villa striker Wesley had fans in stitches on Sunday after entering the pitch for his side's 4-1 loss to Leicester City hand-in-hand with the club's mascot Bella the Lion.

Villa vs Leicester man of the match Every match, Liam - our young writer - selects a 'man of the match' - win, lose or draw. A disappointing display from Dean Smith's side as Aston Villa suffered a 4-1 defeat to Leicester City in front of a disheartened Villa faithful at Villa Park.

Dalian Atkinson: Policeman to stand trial for murder over ex-Aston Villa star's death The former striker died in 2016 after being tasered by police in Telford and a police officer will stand trial next September.

Aston Villa injury latest with Sheffield United up next Aston Villa injury news - Latest on Dean Smith's AVFC squad ahead of Sheffield United encounter.

Revealed - the 13 worst decisions in Aston Villa's history An Aston Villa look back - here are some of the club's worst-ever decisions made and there's a few shockers from Bosko Balaban to letting Gary Cahill and Marc Albrighton leave.

Tony Watt defends Rangers star Alfredo Morelos to Aston Villa fan Tony Watt has responded to an Aston Villa fan on Twitter when asked if Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos would impress in the Premier League - and ex-Celtic man Watt believes he would be a success in England's top tier.

How Wesley compares to Aston Villa greats Benteke, Angel and Savo Aston Villa player analysis - Here we take a look at Wesley's goals record after his much talked about 16-game start to his Aston Villa career, comparing it to some of Villa's recent greats.

Villa keeping tabs on Baggies starlet ClubCall.com Aston Villa Villa keeping tabs on Baggies starlet.

The emotional scenes inside Villa Park for Ron Saunders tribute Aston Villa news includes video of Ron Saunders tribute after legendary former manager died at the weekend.

Manchester United forward submits Aston Villa request Aston Villa news includes Marcus Rashford's request to be awarded Man Utd's first goal against AVFC.

Comment: A remarkable manager and man, Ron Saunders set the standard for everyone at Aston Villa to follow Ron Saunders was Villa’s greatest ever manager and the standard against which all those to follow him have and will be judged.

Villa Park in salute to legend Ron Saunders Villa fans paid tribute to legendary manager Ron Saunders during yesterday’s Premier League clash with Leicester.

Analysis: Aston Villa face major test of character after Leicester humbling After the biggest defeat of the season comes a major test of character for Villa.

What Villa and rivals are saying about the relegation battle Latest Aston Villa news includes the reaction from AVFC fans and two of their rivals towards the bottom of the Premier League.

ASTON VILLA 1-4 Leicester City ASTON VILLA 1-4 Leicester City. Aston Villa were taught a lesson as West Midlands met East Midlands at Villa Park in the Premier League.

Transfer news LIVE: All the latest from the Premier League and Europe Christmas might be just around the corner, but for clubs up and down the country, all eyes are looking towards the January transfer window. Sportsmail brings you all the latest.

Chelsea must focus on their defensive issues in £150m rebuild It was a monumental weekend in the title race as Liverpool claimed a first clean sheet in 14 games, Man United dented City's hopes of defending their crown and Leicester took another three points.

Aston Villa Q&A live: Dean Smith taught Leicester lesson Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 - it's the morning after the day before as we dissect what exactly went wrong following Villa's humbling at the hands of high-flying Leicester.

Smith taught harsh lesson and Villa’s ‘stark’ reality – analysis Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 reaction includes Ashley Preece's analysis.

How the Villa dressing room reacted to heavy Leicester defeat Aston Villa news includes social media reaction from AVFC players following Sunday's loss.

Beaten by Leicester, the best team we've played this season I think it's also fair to say that Leicester were the best team we have played this season. And that is strange to write. Leicester, the best team we've played. But it also shows what is possible with the right people at the Club.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Aston Villa need more firepower, Tottenham’s front four are flying again and Manchester City have fallen behind.

Aston Villa's huge gap & 'so long as they have Grealish' Aston Villa news includes the national media view on 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester City.

Every word from Smith on VAR complaint, Villa’s shape & Leicester Aston Villa news includes full transcript from the head coach after the 4-1 defeat to Leicester City.

Aston Villa eyeing up January move for Pedro Aston Villa want to sign the Chelsea winger Pedro this January. According to The Telegraph, Dean Smith is plotting a bargain move for the Spaniard who has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford bridge. The 32-year-old has started just one game in the last few weeks and a move away from Chelsea would be ideal for Pedro.

Smith lauds '£70m player' after Leicester as Villa 'identify' new target Aston Villa news and views from BirminghamLive includes daily AVFC round-up after the 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester City.

Liverpool's Aston Villa audition and the players looking to follow in Curtis Jones' footsteps And with the Reds' Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Aston Villa providing something of an open audition for Liverpool's youngsters, which starlets will be looking to make the most of their opportunity and be next in line for an eventual Premier League debut?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Do Man U stars want to emulate Ole or selfish Arsenal? What happens from here depends on Manchester United's players.

Morley leads tributes for Ron Saunders after Villa legend dies at 87 At Villa Park, the legacy of Ron Saunders is there for all to see, in large letters across the North Stand. The football world has poured in tributes following his passing, with Tony Morley leading the charge.

Holtecast: Turning point? One way or another, Villa need a turning point. James and Cole are back to discuss more on this podcast.

Dean Smith makes controversial VAR claim after Leicester defeat Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 reaction includes head coach claiming third goal against AVFC should have been ruled out.

Dean Smith: Aston Villa need to tighten up at the back Boss Dean Smith admitted Villa must tighten up at the back after being humbled at home by Leicester City.

Aston Villa 1 Leicester 4 - Report and pictures Jamie Vardy netted twice as rampant Leicester City inflicted Villa’s heaviest defeat of the season.

Pundit drops Aston Villa transfer hint as January looms Aston Villa transfer news includes pundit's advice for Dean Smith and Wesley Moraes verdict.

Evans says Leicester are revelling in role of title contenders Jonny Evans says Leicester are relishing their status as title contenders after Foxes great Gary Lineker warned Liverpool that his old side are ready to challenge them for the crown.

Rodgers shares the Leicester City tweak that saw off Aston Villa Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 reaction includes the tactics Rogders used to secure comfortable win over AVFC.

Blues player shares cheeky message from away end at Villa Birmingham City news includes BCFC player behind enemy lines to watch AVFC defeat in Leicester City end.

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Ball-boy affection and Norfolk rainbows in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight pictures.

What Leicester City fans are saying about Aston Villa Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 reaction includes the visiting view on Premier League clash.

Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4: Dynamic Jamie Vardy scores twice for Leicester City as they beat Aston Villa 4-1 An ever-dynamic Jamie Vardy scored twice for Leicester City as they beat Aston Villa 4-1 to extend their winning run to a record-breaking eight games. Leicester controlled the majority of the first half and looked to be taking a two-goal lead into half time after goals from both Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Smith provides Mings injury latest as Villa defender hobbles off Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 - Mings was withdrawn in the first half after attempting to play on.

Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester: Jamie Vardy double inspires stylish win TOM COLLOMOSSE AT VILLA PARK: Jamie Vardy was in scintillating goalscoring form once again as he extended his lead at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Dean Smith explains Villa’s hammering at the hands of Leicester Aston Villa 1 Leicester City 4 - AVFC head coach speaks after the heavy defeat at Villa Park.

Aston Villa 'want to offer out of favour Pedro a way out of Chelsea' The Spaniard is struggling for regular minutes after watching a host of young guns excel and take their chance under their new manager, and he has been limited to just four starts in the league.

Aston Villa v Leicester City recap In the closing moments of the first half while Villa looked down and out there was an attempt to regain some momentum after being squarely knocked about on their own pitch. The Villa captain took this on his shoulders as he won a free kick in extra time just outside of the box, which was knocked out for a corner kick.

Micah Richards raves about Aston Villa man who 'wowed' him in training Given the impact he has had, John McGinn has been one of Aston Villa's best signings in not just in recent years, but in recent decades. Micah Richards has shared how he was left 'wowed' by John McGinn when he first arrived for Aston Villa training last season.

Villa 1 - 4 Leicester; Beaten by a better side. I don't know what to say or think, to be honest. Were we really that poor or is just that Leicester were very good? I tend to think that Leicester looked the best, most complete side we've faced this season. They work incredibly hard and close down very quickly.

Jamie Vardy strikes twice as Leicester beat Aston Villa to keep up title chase Leicester City stayed in Liverpool’s rearview mirror after defeating Aston Villa 4-1 for their eighth Premier League win in a row with Jamie Vardy scoring twice.

Jamie Vardy nets for eighth consecutive game as Leicester hammer Aston Villa Jamie Vardy continued his red-hot form as ruthless Leicester dismantled Aston Villa 4-1 to keep Premier League leaders Liverpool in sight. The former England international bagged a brace to net for an eighth straight game and ensure the Foxes closed the gap on the Reds at the top to eight points.

Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester That led to promise of a blockbuster second half but Leicester wrapped the game up on 49 minutes, Jonny Evans guiding a wonderful header home, giving Heaton no chance in the goal.