Aston Villa Get Ready to Prove Themselves for Real

There’s been a lot of talk about the expectation for this Aston Villa team, but nobody knows anything concentrate until they tackle their next four fixtures. Can Villa prove themselves on their travels and against the teams currently above them in the Premier League table? There’s also the Group E decider at Villa Park against Legia Warsaw. Get ready, because this season is about to get real.

The latest main show of the My Old Man Said podcast looks at the following:

Villa’s Recent Away Form

  • Evaluation of Aston Villa’s recent away form in comparison to their earlier games under Emery.
  • Highlighting the change in approach and playing style, focusing on possession-based strategies.

Player Rotation and Squad Depth

  • Discussion on the importance of player rotation and squad depth in handling a busy schedule.
  • Emphasis on Villa’s depth and ability to rotate key players like Ramsey, Zaniolo, and Moreno, different from previous era’s?

Injury Woes Across the Premier League

  • he prevalent injury concerns across the Premier League – increase of 15% in injuries compared to the last four campaigns.
  • Refuting claims that Aston Villa has a “clean bill of health” compared to Brighton’s injury struggles

European Football Landscape

  • Brief discussion on the challenges faced by clubs participating in European competitions and the reality of the calendar ahead

Looking Ahead: Villa’s Upcoming Fixtures

  • The significance of Villa’s upcoming away fixtures against Tottenham, Brentford, and Bournemouth.

The Potential Evolution of Villa’s Playing Style

  • Speculation on whether the ultimate evolution of Emery’s team will involve separate strategies for home and away games.
  • Considering the impact of key players like Ramsey and Zaniolo on Villa’s attacking capabilities.

Plus Three Points, Media Muppets and the latest Villa news.

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