Off the flat showing at the City Ground, Villa are back home to host AZ Alkmaar in their return fixture. Will AZ pose a tougher test than two weeks ago?
Emery’s made a few changes to freshen things up a bit and rotate. In come Carlos, Lenglet, Tielemans, and Bailey. Duran is back on the bench.
One thing I know I’d like to see is a side a little bit more switched on from the whistle. I didn’t think Emery was wrong to point to the early goal away, but then there was always the seeming lack of urgency and incision that followed from the players.
So, it’s a chance tonight to both improve Villa’s group position and regain a little momentum.
Over to you.