Aston Villa vs Leicester City
Aston Villa have been one of the surprise packages of the season and their results against the traditional top six have been impressive with a stunning 7-2 win over Liverpool and a double over Arsenal.
They currently sit in 8th place, but have games in hand on the team above them, and will be looking at closing the gap on the European places. Last time out they were held 0-0 by Brighton and will be looking to improve their performance this weekend.
Leicester City sit in 3rd place on goal difference to Manchester United, four points ahead of Chelsea. Their 3-1 victory over Liverpool last weekend was a statement victory on their ambitions for the rest of the season.
Speaking in his pre match conference Dean Smith has provided an update on his squad, with Kortney Hause (ankle) and Matty Cash (thigh) definitely out.
“Hause is still off his feet at the minute. I’m expecting that to change in the next week or two. Wesley had some manipulation on his knee and he looks a lot better. I’m expecting 3-4 weeks [out for Matty Cash]. He got pushed with a straight leg and felt his hamstring.” #AVFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 19, 2021
On Cash Smith said, “He will be a miss, on the whole he has been a very good acquisition for us but we certainly feel we can fill the void.”
Wesley update and Konsa praise
There was positive news regarding striker Wesley. The Brazilian striker has been out for over a year with a serious knee injury but is now back at the training ground.
Dean Smith also discussed rumours that Ezri Konsa could be subject to a big money move in the summer.
Smith on Ezri Konsa: “He’s excelling in his position; he’s been one of our best players this season.”
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 19, 2021
“I will joke with him about it. He’s excelling in his position: he’s been on of our best players this season, very consistent and reliable.” Said Smith
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