CHRISTENSEN AWAITS VERDICT ON KNEE INJURY

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is awaiting his fate on the knee injury picked up during the Premier League clash with Aston Villalast week Monday. Andreas Christensen suffered the knee injury during a collision with Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealishin the second half.


Andreas Christensen stayed on the pitch in the aftermath of the collision with the Aston Villa talisman and his absence in the Blues defence was exploited by the visitors as they scored the equaliserthat secured a share of the spoils. As a result of that incident, Andreas Christensen came in for a lot of criticisms from fans and proper football men including Chelsea legend and Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry.Andreas Christensen has now been vindicated after he was sent for scanas a result of the knee injury mentioned above.

JUVENTUS PLAN SHOCKING SWOOP FOR ASTON VILLA MIDFIELDER

In what appears to be one of the unlikeliest of news, Juventus are planning to pounce on Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and lure him to Turin in the January transfer window, per reports in Italy Luiz has been a very important player for Aston Villa this season and was instrumental in the huge 7-2 and 3-0 wins against current Champions Liverpool and Arsenal respectively. The jaw-dropping victory over Liverpool was at Villa Park, while the Arse AL win was recorded at the Emirates.


It now looks as though the midfielder has admirers and potential suitors after Juventus approached Premier League club Aston Villa about the possibility of signing the Brazilian. According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri are well aware that the Villans will demand a fee reported to be in the region of £30 million but will bid for him anyway next month.

Smith argues that VAR wrong to deny equaliser against West Ham

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has become the latest to criticise VAR technology after his team suffered a 2-1 defeat against West Ham. The home team took the lead after just two minutes through Angelo Ogbonna, but Villa’s star midfielder Jack Grealish was able to level things in the 25th minute with an equaliser. Jarrod Bowen, though, put West Ham back in the lead in the 46th minute The Midlands outfit were not handed out a penalty in stoppage time.A late incident in the penalty box was called into question for VAR analysis and the referee deemed the same to be the offside.

Smith argues that VAR wrong to deny equaliser against West Ham

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has become the latest to criticise VAR technology after his team suffered a 2-1 defeat against West Ham. The home team took the lead after just two minutes through Angelo Ogbonna, but Villa’s star midfielder Jack Grealish was able to level things in the 25th minute with an equaliser.


Jarrod Bowen, though, put West Ham back in the lead in the 46th minute The Midlands outfit were not handed out a penalty in stoppage time.A late incident in the penalty box was called into question for VAR analysis and the referee deemed the same to be the offside.

VILLA MIDFIELDER HANDED CHELSEA LIFELINE

Aston Villa midfielder Ross Barkley could still return to Chelsea to play an important role for the team according to Blues boss Frank Lampard. The Chelsea manager gave Ross Barkley the go ahead to join Villa on loan from Chelsea for this season after it became obvious that he won't get enough minutes at Stamford Bridge this season.


Since his loan spell at Aston Villa started, Ross Barkley has impressed a great deal. His finest hour in a Villa shirt came in the shocking 7-2 win over Premier League champions Liverpool. Barkley scored one of the goals for Aston Villa at home to the Reds in what was a week four league outing.

FA CUP WANTS DIVERSITY IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL

The English Football Association wants to drive ‘change’ by launching a Football Leadership Diversity Code, per reports. Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings said he played a part in the process that ended up in the FA drawing up the new codeto be applied across the game.


The England international, who was a victim of racial abuse last year, supports the code even as more than 40 clubs across the topflight, the EFL, FAWSL and the Women’s Championship commit as well. The goal is clearly to increase representation of the society in the game.

ARSENAL DESPERATE AGAINST VILLA

Premier League side Arsenal will be desperate against Aston Villa when both sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal lost to Liverpool and Manchester City recently, so they face a tough test with another highly rated side in Leicester. Their recent 2-1 win over Sheffield United at home will give them the confidence to take on Brendan Rodgers’ side.


While the manager’s approval rating is very high considering his achievements with the team in such a short time, Mikel Arteta would need to keep the morale and expectations high. The north London side had to dig deep to get past their recent Europa League opponent Rapid Vienna. They had some players rested or injured but the staff strength for the day should have covered all bases

Kovac: Sidibe’s future unsure

AS Monaco manager Niko Kovac refused to rule out the potential departure of Djibril Sidibe from the club this winter, after a late transfer bid by Aston Villa fell just short with a few hours to go. It's believed that the Villans will return for the France international when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Sidibe spent the previous season on loan with Everton in the Premier League and he shared the right-back duties alongside Seamus Coleman over the course of the campaign.

VILLA LEAD RACE FOR LIVERPOOL YOUNGSTER

Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has gained attention from a trio of English Premier League clubs, with Aston Villa believed to be leading the chase for the talented youngster. The Englishman is available for either a loan deal or even a permanent transfer in this summer.

The youngster joined Liverpool's academy when he turned 14 after many years at the Chelsea academy. During his six years stay on Merseyside, Brewster has made only four first team appearances, but he impressed while on loan with Swansea City in the second half of last season in the Championship.

Aston Villa can escape relegation if they win the last three matches, says Elmohamady

Aston Villa player Ahmed Elmohamady has urged his players to stay motivated and face Everton in their next match with the same spirit and positive outlook. With the win against Crystal Palace, they ended their winless run in Premier League. They are still on the same spot and is still facing the threat of relegation. But they are only four points away from the safe zone with 30 points from 35 matches.

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