Wembley Wildcards – The sidelined men Dean Smith could call upon for the Carabao Cup Final

This past week can only be described as gutting for Aston Villa; losing 2-0 away to Southampton, relegation rivals Norwich, West Ham, and Watford picking up wins, and Bournemouth earning a hard-fought point against Chelsea. The St Mary’s shocker prompted manager Dean Smith to say that “some players have played their way out”  of the line-up for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City – but what tricks could Dean Smith possibly pull out of his sleeve?

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Villa vs. Leicester: The 2nd Leg Preview

A few weeks on from the first leg at the King Power Stadium, and it’s fair to say Villa have had an eventful run of games since gaining that admirable, and a little unexpected, draw at high flying Leicester. We followed up that battling performance with an horrific capitualtion against reigning champions Manchester City, but since then we’ve licked our wounds and have proceeded to get 4 much needed points from our last two games.

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