Dean Smith has revealed how a “really frightening” coronavirus surge gripped Aston Villa as his players prepare to end a 19-day Premier League break at Manchester City.
Dean Smith admits Aston Villa were taken aback by the speed of the coronavirus outbreak at the club.
Aston Villa have had a second Premier League match in a week postponed after Everton’s visit on Sunday was put off due to ongoing coronavirus issues at the club.
Another midweek round of Premier League matches could see Liverpool lose their place at the top of the table.
Aston Villa will field a youth team in their FA Cup clash with Liverpool after coronavirus swept through the senior squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted by Manchester United’s winning start to 2021 but knows there is plenty of work to do after edging past Aston Villa to go level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Boss Dean Smith believes Aston Villa can prove their Premier League credentials in 2021.
The transfer window is set to reopen on January 2 and Premier League clubs will be looking to bolster their squads in this most unpredictable of seasons.
Frank Lampard has admitted Chelsea’s slump in form has coincided with Hakim Ziyech’s injury absence.
Frank Lampard has backed Chelsea to emerge stronger from a “tough period” of just one win in five Premier League matches.
Dean Smith hailed the progress made by his Aston Villa side ahead of their Premier League trip to Chelsea on Monday.
Dean Smith heaped praise on Ollie Watkins after 10-man Aston Villa earned a convincing victory over Crystal Palace.
Dean Smith has warned Aston Villa’s Premier League rivals Jack Grealish is just getting started.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith believes his side’s clash with Crystal Palace symbolises their rapid rise.
Ross Barkley must fight to win his place back for in-form Aston Villa, boss Dean Smith has warned.
Ross Barkley remains on course to return for Aston Villa’s Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace after a month out with a hamstring injury.
Bertrand Traore has vowed there is more to come after his first Premier League goal for Aston Villa.
Boss Sam Allardyce criticised Jake Livermore and hinted he could lose the West Brom captaincy after his red card in Albion’s nightmare derby defeat.
Boss Dean Smith has warned Aston Villa to expect a reaction from Sam Allardyce’s West Brom.
Dean Smith praised Jack Grealish’s focus after Aston Villa drew a blank against Burnley.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith admits he will need to think about his goalkeeping situation in January and where Tom Heaton fits into his plans.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hopes Douglas Luiz and Ezri Konsa can be tied to long-term contracts at the club.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hopes Anwar El Ghazi’s match-winning cameo against Wolves will boost the winger’s confidence.
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has paid an emotional tribute to former Anfield boss Gerard Houllier.
Boss Dean Smith hailed Aston Villa’s character after their last-gasp derby win at Wolves.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith admits Wolves’ recent success is a source of inspiration for his club as they prepare to face their Midlands rivals on Saturday.
Ross Barkley is making progress in his recovery from injury but the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder will not be fit in time for Saturday’s midlands derby against Wolves.
Angelo Ogbonna believes West Ham manager David Moyes deserves all the credit for their turnaround in results.
Dean Smith felt Aston Villa were denied a stoppage-time penalty in their 2-1 defeat at West Ham because VAR was too busy looking at offside against Ollie Watkins.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has revealed walking his dog Charlie helps him deal with the stress of the Premier League.