What has been said about Villa vs Spurs
Aston Villa look forward to the return to the Premier League on Wednesday following their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the FA Cup third round at Villa Park on Friday night.
The match took place despite a coronavirus outbreak which forced the club to close their Bodymoor Heath training center.
Nine players have tested positive for Covid-19 while five members of the coaching setup have returned positive results, meaning the entire first team, Dean Smith and his assistants are in isolation.
The youngsters faced off against Liverpool and gave it a good attempt, with Louie Barry’s goal seeing Villa at halftime at 1-1 before Jurgen Klopp’s side came out in the second half.
Surprise Celtic transfer rumor emerges
Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers are among the clubs linked to the transfer of Celtic defender Jack Hendry.
According to the website 90min.com , Villa and Wolves have both inquired about a move for the center-back, with Premier League rivals Brighton and Hove Albion also credited with an interest.
AFC Bournemouth, who are looking to secure promotion from the championship, have also been linked, while German sides Werder Bremen and Freiburg are also reportedly interested.
The same goes for Dane Brondby, Dutch group AZ Alkmaar and Belgian club Genk, rivals on Hendry’s lending side, KV Oostende.
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Villa star hailed a ‘young king’
The youngsters of Villa impressed in their loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup third round on Friday night.
Villa’s preparations for the game were disrupted when the club had to shut down Bodymoor Heath on Thursday due to a coronavirus outbreak in that country.
Nine Villa players have tested positive for Covid-19 and five staff members have done so too, ruling out the entire first team from playing against Liverpool.
Villa’s coaching staff are also self-isolating, which means Mark Delaney, the club’s Under-23 manager, had to take charge of the visit of Premier League champions Klopp.
Lampard denounces reaction to Villa incident
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has discussed the reaction to an injury suffered by defender Andreas Christensen during a game against Villa at the end of December.
Christensen was involved in a collision with Villa captain Jack Grealish in preparation for Anwar El Ghazi’s equalizer at Stamford Bridge.
There was an 18-second gap between Christensen and El Ghazi scoring at the back post of Matty Cash’s center past Edouard Mendy in the Chelsea goal.
Christensen remained on the ground but played the 90 minutes of the Premier League clash and has since missed out on the Premier League loss to Manchester City last weekend and is expected to return to training with Chelsea on Saturday.
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