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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Aston Villa was able to end their long stream of defeats with the victory against Crystal Palace for 2–0 and the star of the match is Mahmoud Trezeguet who scored the two goals by ending the misery of Villa. He joined the club on 2019 for £8.5 million and has been doing great on the team. He has contributed well to the team during the crucial points in the season. The player will be receiving more attention from many clubs as the summer transfer window is approaching.
Darren Benthas said that Grealish will be worth of £80 million by the next transfer window. Grealish has made a better impact than the Harry Maguire who was transferred to Manchester United in 2019 for a record transfer fee of £85 million.
United is looking forward to making another huge amount of transfer and with the performanceof Grealish in Aston Villa, he has the chances of becoming the most expensive defender in football. After taking away Maguire from Leicester City Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now targeting Grealish for another big move and is bringing many considerable changes in the game.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has said that he is excited by the availability of John McGinn following his long-term absence because of an ankle fracture. The Scotland international was an influential figure for the west Midlands outfit on their top-flight return and he bagged three goals and two assists from the centre of the park before being sidelined with the injury in late December.
Jermain Defoe urges Alfredo Morelos to move to Aston Villa, as he believes that the player has enough talent to play in the Premier League. The player was constantly linked with Aston Villa when they have shown interest towards the player during the January transfer window. The forward has scored 29 goals by appearing for 46 games in this season for Rangers.