Aston Villa v Wolves: Premier League – stay

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Aston Villa v Wolves: Premier League – stay

Key occasions

Spurs beat Luton City: Tottenham’s late come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Luton courtesy of an personal purpose from Issa Kaboure and Heung-min Son’s winner means Ange Postecoglou’s facet have leapfrogged Aston Villa into fourth place within the Premier League desk.

Either side have performed the identical variety of video games, have the identical variety of factors and the identical purpose distinction. Forward of Villa’s recreation in opposition to Wolves, Tottenham are in fourth place on targets scored, having bagged another than Villa. It’s tight!

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These groups: Unai Emery makes two modifications to the facet that drew at West Ham final day trip. Diego Carlos is in for Clement Lenglet within the coronary heart of their defence, whereas Moussa Diaby comes into the facet instead of Jhon Duran.

Wolves make one change to the group that was knockled out of the FA Cup by Coventry Metropolis. Leon Chiwome, 18, will play up entrance on his Premier League debut, coming in for Nathan Fraser, who just isn’t within the matchday squad.

Leon Chiwome will make his Premier League debut for Wolves in the present day. {Photograph}: Jack Thomas/WWFC/Wolves/Getty Pictures

Tonight’s match officers

  • Referee: Paul Tierney.

  • Assistants: Scott Ledger and Steve Meredith.

  • Fourth official: Matt Donohue.

  • VAR: Peter Bankes.

  • Assistant VAR: Nick Greenhalgh.

Paul Tierney is the person within the center for this night’s recreation at Villa Park. {Photograph}: Rui Vieira/AP

Aston Villa v Wolves line-ups

Aston Villa: Martinez, Konsa, Diego Carlos, Torres, Alex Moreno, Bailey, Tielemans, Douglas Luiz, Rogers, Diaby, Watkins.

Subs: Digne, Chambers, Lenglet, Zaniolo, Duran, Olsen, Kesler-Hayden, Iroegbunam, Kellyman.

Wolves: Jose Sa, Santiago Bueno, Kilman, Gomes, Nelson Semedo, Joao Gomes, Doyle, Ait Nouri, Sarabia, Mario Lemina, Chiwome.

Subs: Holman, Doherty, Traore, Noha Lemina, Hugo Bueno, Bentley, Barnett, Chirewa, Fraser.

Early group information

Villa are with out full-back Matty Money, who’s out injured, whereas their influential midfielder John McGinn sits out the second recreation of a three-match ban following his surprising sort out on Future Odogie throughout his facet’s defeat by the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia all stay out.

For Wolves, Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto are each out with hamstring accidents, whereas the health of Craig Dawson and Jean-Ricner Bellegard can also be unsure. Matheus Cunha is reported to have recovered from a thigh damage and could possibly be out there for choice.

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Premier League: Aston Villa v Wolves

And not using a win in two Premier League video games, one in every of which was a hiding by the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa stay in fourth place, three factors forward of a Tottenham Hotspur facet that’s at present drawing with Luton City and could have a recreation in hand by shut of play in in the present day’s Premier League schedule.

They welcome Wolves to Villa Park on a day when Unai Emery might be hoping to mastermind victory in opposition to the group from Molineux for the primary time in seven makes an attempt. With journeys to Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis to come back within the first two weeks in April, it’s a conspicuous blot on the Spaniard’s copybook that he might be desirous to erase.

Wolves come into this recreation having had two weeks to stew on the late, late smash-and-grab inflicted upon them by Coventry Metropolis within the FA Cup quarter-final. Unbeaten in opposition to Villa in six matches, they are going to be assured of extending that run in what has been a wonderful season beneath Gary O’Neil. Kick-off at Villa Park is at 5.30pm (GMT).


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