Reading, for their part, have had a rough start to the campaign under Paul Clement, losing three before also drawing 2-2 in their last outing. I’d prefer today not be the one where they start putting it together. Villa aren’t too far off the pace, and could well have either won or lost the game midweek. Maybe today, Villa can build on the good moments against Brentford and start putting together a full 90 minutes that sees them comfortable and assured.
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Aston Villa travel to Stamford Bridge hoping to continue an unbeaten run. Matt Turvey checks the view from the Chelsea side and offers the key statistics.
With Aston Villa travelling to Anfield to face Liverpool, Matt Turvey looks at the team’s flexibility and how it is helping Villa progress.
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