The first home match of the 2018-19 campaign saw the Villa once again come from behind, this time eking out 3-2 result at the expense of visiting Wigan, who must’ve been gutted to to lose at the death. And once again for Villa, no recognized striker was on the score sheet. Still, two games, six points. Not bad.
Villa are back in action in the Carabao Cup, hosting Wigan—and we’ll see which of the two schools of thought on cup ties wins out. Keep things going and use the match to reinforce combinations and winning ways, or, basically chuck it, and throw in the players not getting regular playing time. You’re balancing recovery, squad development, and the possibility of injury vs. trying to get better as a starting XI. To be honest, I’m sure Villa need a bit of both.
One man snubbed Aston Villa twice in the space of just over a year. Matt Turvey asks whether Villans will be happy or sad on missing out on him.