Villa are back in action and looking to build on the 5-1 thumping of Norwich as Brighton visit Villa Park.
Another two points slipped away on Saturday as Villa twice took the lead against visiting Burnley, but got pegged back to take just the one point in a 2-2 draw. And while it felt like a loss, there actually were enough good bits to leave me feeling alright a few days after.
We know the story up to now…mistakes, bad officiating, naïveté, adaptation. They all add up to just four points and a spot in the drop zone. So, to say today’s game is a big one would be an understatement. Villa need confidence. They need three points. They need to feel like maybe the tide can turn. Me, I think it can.
Sunday afternoon, and time for Villa to visit the Emirates. While Arsenal have struggled a bit in their familiar fashion, it’s still a tough place to play. But I have to believe Villa will be thinking they can spring a bit of a surprise.
An entertaining and ultimately frustrating match saw Villa earn a much-needed point against in-form West Ham. However, the side will be disappointed they couldn’t capitalize on the man advantage down the closing stretch.