Last Minute Concern Threatens Season’s First Full-Strength Villa Team

Something for the Weekend – Everton Preview


Is Dean Smith playing mind games with Everton over Villa’s Argentine duo Emi Buendia and Emiliano Martínez returning back to the UK on the day of the game? Lets hope someone at Villa remembers to pick them up from the airport. Knowing Villa’s luck with Covid though, they’ll probably fail their re-entry PCR test anyway.

Joking aside, hopefully Smith will finally in the fifth game of the season get close to picking his strongest first XI. It’ll certainly give supporters more of an insight into how Villa will set up this season in the majority of games.

Due to the last minute return into the country of the Argentine pair, the smart money would be on Martinez to start and Buendia to begin on the bench. Anything less than what will be a major disappointment for fans attending the game.

On the latest Something for the Weekend show on the My Old Man Said podcast, we catch up with Dean Smith’s pre-Everton press conference and the latest Villa happenings since the last main MOMS podcast show, episode 162 dropped.

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