Smith admits John McGinn has been Villa’s main scoring threat

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has acknowledged that John McGinn has been the Villains prime goalscoring threat during the opening phase of the Premier League campaign. The west Midlands outfit are yet to open their points tally on their top-flight return, but they have been positives in terms of the performance on the field.

Bent predicts Aston Villa to sign a winger before the transfer deadline

Former Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has backed the Villains to pursue another winger to provide Jota with the competition for a starting spot. The west Midlands outfit have made quality business since their return to the Premier League and they have already signed the likes of Kortney Hause, Jota, Bjorn Engels, Anwar El Ghazi and Wesley Horaes in addition to Jota.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent acknowledged that the Villains have the first-choice options for the wings covered with Jota and El Ghazi in the ranks. However, he added that the club may want more depth within the department as they seek to avoid relegation from the Premier League next term, he said:“I’m sure Aston Villa will strengthen in that area and for now he’s got the jersey. I’ve tried to tell people before, you cannot underestimate the importance of a manager, if he buys you and you’re his player, there’s nothing better than that.”

Mark Lawrenson compares Liverpool star with John Terry and Tony Adams

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has indicated that Virgil van Dijk deserves to win the PFA Player of the Year accolade, given the influence he has had on the team this term. The Netherlands international joined the Reds from Southampton during the backend of the previous season and he has since helped transform the club’s backline into one of Europe’s best.

Speaking on BBC Sport, Lawrenson stressed that the Dutchman has been one of the most reliable players in the top-flight this season and he has not been hampered by the fact that he has played with different partners at the heart of the defence. He added to compare the centre-back with the likes of John Terry and Tony Adams by suggesting his dominance in the Reds’ defence.

Aston Villa boss fancies on-loan striker to top the Championship scoring charts

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith believes on-loan striker Tammy Abraham can break the Championship scoring charts by the end of the season. The Chelsea ace has been a huge hit for the Villains this term with 22 goals, and Smith fancies the marksman to build on the tally as the club seek to ensure their berth in the playoffs.

He said: “I’ve got a great belief in him. He scores a lot of goals in six-yard box. His movement is really good and he creates space for others. His finishing is getting better and better. I certainly feel with seven games to go he can score another five or six that will propel him up the top of the goalscoring charts. His goals are important, but we need others to score as well. “We’ve had that in recent weeks so it takes the pressure off Tammy.”

Kortney Hause eager to seal promotion with Aston Villa this term

Aston Villa loanee Kortney Hause has spoken about the ambition to seal promotion with the Villains after managing the same with parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers last season. The 23-year-old watched the Wolves’ promotion to the top-flight on the sidelines but he is determined to realise the same with the Villains this season.

Speaking to reporters, Hause admitted that he is feeling better at his present club unlike at Wolves, where he had struggled for gametime. He added that watching the Wolves players seal promotion last term has made him hungry and he is hopeful of realising similar success with Dean Smith’s side this time around.

John Terry Talks about the Greatest Moment in the History of Chelsea and Also about His Best Center Back Player

The defender of the Chelsea team had taken to Instagram to answer a Q/A session and one of his fans asked him about the greatest moment in his game life, and the player responded with just ‘Munich’ along with a trophy emoji at the side of it.

Talking about the lows of the game, the player also tells about the Champions League Final against the Man United team, which was played in Moscow, where he had missed the penalty goal in the crucial shoot-out and in the match which his team lost.

John Terry heaps praise on Tammy Abraham amid scoring run

Aston Villa coach John Terry has heaped praise on Tammy Abraham amid the striker’s purple scoring patch in the Championship. The England international joined the Villains on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer and he has since been essential to their performances upfront with 19 goals in the second tier.

Speaking on the club’s official website, Terry spoke about the potential of the marksman while giving an example from their time together at Chelsea, he said: “I know him very well having played with him at Chelsea. He's been incredible here. He was the Academy player that when coming over to train with the first team, me and Gary Cahill used to think, 'oh no, here we go!' You knew he was going to come over and put himself about – run the channels, score goals, be hungry, be passionate. As one of the older ones in the group, I just wanted a nice easy day against a middle-aged striker! Tammy always posed a big threat and I knew he'd go on and do well.”

John Terry Had Been In Tears While Celebrating The Last Goal For Chelsea

No doubt, John Terry is Mr. Chelsea. The truth is that legacy here is going to continue forever. The last season of Terry at Stamford Bridge had also been pretty successful. This is another Premier League title which proved as an icing on the cake for the former player from England. As a matter of fact, the first goal against Watford had been an ideal way to celebrate it.

This goal had marked the 3 milestones. Firstly, it had been the 100th goal of this season for Chelsea. Moreover, it had been the 1000th goal for the club under Roman Abramovich, the owner.

Dean Smith pleased with Aston Villa’s defensive record

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has said that he is pleased with the defensive shape of the team despite their recent 5-5 draw against Nottingham Forest in their home turf. The Villains appeared to be distancing themselves from the playoff positions after a disappointing start under new boss Smith but they have managed to win four of their previous five matches to put themselves within three points off the top six.

In a report covered by BBC Sport, Smith highlighted that the Forest game was rather a fluke and besides that, the Villains have fared impressively at the back with four clean sheets from the previous eight league appearances, he said: “We've had four clean sheets in eight games so far. I've been happy with that. There were question marks last Wednesday night after the five goals by the back four and the goalkeeper. But Wednesday night was a freak. It's very rare you'll see five shots and five goals like that. I was told about the hard run coming up before the Derby County game, yet we've won three out of four and it should have been four out of four, as we should have beaten Forest.”

Frank Sinclair: Eden Hazard can’t do it on his own

Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair believes the Blues will struggle to genuinely challenge for the Premier League title unless the likes of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud chip in with the goals. The Belgium international has already excelled in the Blues shirt this term with seven goals across all competitions and six of them have come in the Premier League.

Speaking on Love Sport Radio, Sinclair hailed the strong showing from Hazard but does not feel the Belgian’s contribution is sufficient to spur a title charge. He added that Olivier Giroud is certainly not the striker to provide with 20 plus goals this term and the same goes for Alvaro Morata who has struggled to adapt to the English game.

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