The heat was on big time at Villa Park yesterday and it had got to be that way. Aston Villa and Chelsea were taking on each other and both had a lot to play for.
It’s not that the result of the game was going to change the positions of the two teams significantly in the points table, but the game had its own importance.
Chelsea had not earned a win in the last 5 games that they had played at the venue. So, they were desperate for win.
For Villa, it was about getting a goal. They had not been able to shake the net for the last 7 games and they were starting to get a bit restless about it.
Paul Lambert, the man in charge of Aston Villa, has denied that he is afraid of being axed.
According to Lambert, he is encouraged by the way Sam Allardyce has turned things around at the Boleyn Ground. He believes he can also do the same.
The previous 6 matches that the Lions have played in the English first division, they have lost each one of them which has resulted in them moving down to the 16th position in the table.
Their start was decent actually. With 3 wins in the first 5 games, they were sitting quite high in the table, but, there has been a sudden deterioration ever since.
There are rumours that the Villa owners have started looking beyond Lambert and he might be sacked soon. But, that isn’t worrying the 45-year old Scottish manager.
Paul Lambert’s position in Aston Villa is now in jeopardy after the club suffered their 10th home loss in this season which is the first time which has happened in their 140 year history.
Aston Villa received Fulham at their home turf in Villa Park and goals from Kieran Richardson and Hugo Rodallega saw the team of Paul Lambert sustaining their 3rd consecutive defeat and the fans of the Premier League responded by booing the coach who risks being sacked by the end of the current season.
“The crowd has been very good,” said Lambert. “You can’t argue with the fan base here. It’s there, it is what it is and you have to perform in front of it, especially at home, where the majority of fans want to see you win’’.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he is extremely disappointed following the 2-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Tottenham during the weekend.
Aston Villa were coming into the match on the back of what appeared to be a good run of form, which has seen the side slowly get back of the table. However, this defeat once again puts the brakes on the revolution from the manager Paul Lambert. The former Norwich city manager took the stage decision once again to leave out the star striker Darren Bent from the starting line-up.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he has arrived at the club in order to make a seismic shift in the policy of the club.
As a result, he has said that fans cannot expect instant success because of the problems that the club has faced in the last few seasons. Due to these problems, Paul Lambert has to make a lot of changes. One of the major aspects that needs to be modified will be the squad and its depth. After spending a lot of money on the Martin O'Neill, Aston Villa have become extremely reluctant to spend more money in search of success.
Aston Villa have decided to release three members of their first-team squad after deciding not to offer the new contracts.
Aston Villa recently revealed on their website that former England striker Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar, and Brad Guzan will be the players leaving the club once their contract expires next month.
The 34-year-old Emile Heskey was signed by former Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill back in 2009. However, he has failed to live up to the expectations and will now be allowed to search for a new club after the end of this month. It is not a surprise decision given that the former Liverpool striker said a few weeks back that he expects his Aston Villa departure sooner rather than later.