Preview: Everton v Aston Villa
Article By Stuart Young (Twitter: @avstu)4 Comments »Feb 1, 2013
Paul Lambert takes his struggling Aston Villa side to Merseyside to take on David Moyes and his Everton side.
It is no secret that this is one of my favorite fixtures in the Premiership calendar and should we go down like i expect us to do, it is one I miss dearly so I hope that the Villans give a good account for themselves.
I doubt the Toffee’s will show mercy as the continue to push for a European spot while Villa currently sit 19th in the Premiership table.
The Blues find themselves on a 4-match unbeaten run just a point behind fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Villa on the other hand have only managed two points from the previous 21 on offer. Paul Lambert was once again given the dreaded vote of confidence this week from Randy Lerner – someone who claims to be our owner, but is never seen at Villa Park.
Lambert has stated he will take the positives from the defeat against Newcastle in this game, so surely he must stay well away from his favourite 3-5-2/5-3-2 formation.
Everton: Both Darren Gibson and Nikica Jelavic will be pushing for a return to the starting line up.
Seamus Coleman is expected to be out for a few weeks.
Aston Villa: New signing French midfielder Yacouba Sylla should go straight into Paul Lambert’s side following his move from Clermont Foot on deadline day. Fellow new signing Simon Dawkins could also play some part.
Richard Dunne has suffered a fresh setback with his groin problem, while Fabian Delph is expected not to travel as he is still sidelined with an ankle problem.