Fulham vs Aston Villa: Under pressure Gerrard needs more cutting edge at Craven CottageWe preview the Thursday night mid-week Premier League tie between Fulham and Aston Villa, as the pressure mounts of Steven Gerrard. Published: 18 October 2022 - 6. 46pm By Press Association When and where to watch Fulham vs Aston Villa Fulham vs Aston Villa kicks off at 7. 30pm on Thursday 20 October. You can catch all the action from Craven Cottage on Prime Video via BT TV. Fulham vs Aston Villa match preview Both these sides are looking to get back to winning ways following draws and defeats in recent matches. Marco Silva will be buoyed by the return on Aleksandar Mitrovic last weekend, who immediately carried on where he left off, slotting home from the penalty spot. With an array of attacking options, Silva will want to get at a Villa team that’s under pressure and sitting just outside the relegation zone.
They have the players to turn things around, but need to do so fast. Mitrovic returned to the Fulham side against Bournemouth and secured a point from the penalty spot He said what?! Steven Gerrard after the Chelsea defeat last weekend: “I think I'd be stupid not to be concerned and aware of where we're at. I'll accept that. Every time I've spoken to you guys I've fronted up. I won't hide from the responsibility, criticism or the noise coming from the stands today. “But what I will say is that if these players can replicate that first hour today moving forward I don't think this team will have an issue and they certainly won't be in the area they're in now in the league because if we can do that to Chelsea and that level of opponent and reward ourselves with that level of chances, I don't think we'll have any issues. ” Fulham vs Aston Villa: Players to watch Aleksandar Mitrovic returned against Bournemouth at the weekend after missing the West Ham match through injury.
Aston Villa: (4-3-3) Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young, J Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Bailey, Ings, Watkins. Tyrone Mings should be fit to face Fulham Fulham vs Aston Villa: Injuries and suspensions Fulham will be without Dutch defender Kenny Tete and French left-back Layvin Kurzawa through injury. Nathaniel Chalobah is serving the last of his three-match suspension, after seeing red against Newcastle. Defenders Lucas Digne and Ludwig Augustinsson continue their rehabilitation from injuries and should be back by the end of the month. There was concern that Tyrone Mings had hurt his foot after the Chelsea match, but he’s fit and available to face Fulham. Form (last 6 matches) Fulham – WLWLLD Aston Villa – LDWDDL Fulham vs Aston Villa: Form guide Fulham’s fine start to the season has stuttered a little bit in recent weeks, with two defeats and a draw in their last three matches.
Fulham vs Aston Villa: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & predictionAston Villa make the trip to London to take on Fulham on Thursday in search of a much-needed three points. A 2-0 defeat doesn't actually do justice to an improved performance against Chelsea at the weekend, but with Steven Gerrard now under immense pressure, results are becoming much more important than performances.
Leon Bailey proved his fitness and is also expected to be available. Otherwise, there are no surprises expected regarding returns from injury, with Lucas Digne still not quite over an ankle/heel issue, Boubacar Kamara out for the rest of the year, and Diego Carlos still nursing an achilles injury. Aston Villa Starting XI (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; Luiz, McGinn, Coutinho; Bailey, Ings, WatkinsBench: Olsen, Chambers, Bednarek, Sanson, Nakamba, Dendoncker, Ramsey, Buendia, BogardeWhile Villa head into the game with marginally better form and victories in the last two consecutive head-to-head contests, this one looks set to be closely contested. Fulham need to steady the ship and will be buoyed by a home crowd, while Gerrard's side appear very fragile despite the quality they possess on paper.
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However, he came off in the second half. With some minutes now in his legs and a likely less stubborn defence than what he faced against Chelsea, Bailey’s direct approach could pay dividends. Fulham vs Aston Villa: Key stats Up and at ‘em: Aston Villa have won just two of their last nine Premier League games against promoted sides (D3 L4), with both of those victories coming against Norwich last season.
Fulham, meanwhile, have enjoyed a positive return to the Premier League amid plenty of doubts over their credentials. Having said that, their form has plateaued in recent weeks, which needs correcting before they start to undo their hard work. Here's all you need to know ahead of this one. Fulham vs Aston Villa H2H results (Last Five Games)Current Form (Last Five Games)Fulham team newsThere were no casualties to the squad coming away from the weekend's draw with Bournemouth, but Marco Silva is expected to provide a final update ahead of Thursday's game to confirm who is and isn't available.
Time limits and T&Cs apply. Match previewA rivalry that has been spread across the Championship, Premier League and the Championship playoffs down the last few seasons will get reignited here at Craven Cottage as Aston Villa and Fulham do battle where we could well see the end of Steven Gerrard. Gerrard has been the favourite to get sacked next in the Premier League for some time after a torrid past year since taking over. In fact, there has been little justification in the ex-Rangers manager staying in his role ever since his decent start to the gig late last year.
Pressure is mounting on Steven Gerrard after another defeat at home to Chelsea last time out. There had been signs Gerrard had started to turn things around with three draws (including one against Man City) and a win from their previous four outings. And while losing to an in-form Chelsea is no disgrace, the home fans are showing signs of discontent at Villa Park. Villa currently find themselves one point and two places above the drop zone.
Defensively though Fulham have been vulnerable and Villa have players with attacking potential that can exploit that. Unfortunately for Steven Gerrard, those players haven’t shown their attacking intent enough this season. After a mini-revival of sorts, Villa found themselves on the end of another home defeat at the weekend. Philippe Coutinho started on the bench against Chelsea, but could start against Fulham in order to offer more up front for the visitors. Alongside the likes of Leon Bailey, Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins, Villa have enough to cause the Cottagers problems. They’ll need to find a way of stopping Mitrovic at the other end though. Watch every Premier League TV game on BT TV With our football packages offering BT Sport, the NOW Sky Sports Membership and Prime Video, you won't miss a second of the live action. Fulham vs Aston Villa predicted lineups Fulham: (4-2-3-1) Leno; De Cordova-Reid, Diop, Ream, Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, James, Pereira, Kebano, Mitrovic.
Capital capitulations: Since the start of last season, Aston Villa have lost seven of their eight Premier League away games against London sides, with the exception being a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. They’ve conceded in each of their last 12 top-flight visits to the capital, but on the other hand have only failed to score in one of their last 17. Mid-week misfits: Fulham have won just two of their last 17 midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs) Premier League games (D7 L8), but did beat Brighton 2-1 in their only such game so far this term.
Kenny Tete has been out in recent weeks, but was close to a return at the start of October and could potentially make that return here. Nathaniel Chalobah will miss out as he serves a suspension. Aleksander Mitrovic brushed off fitness concerns at the weekend, so should be available once again. Fulham Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Willian, Pereira, Kebano; Mitrovic Bench: Rodak, Adarabioyo, Duffy, Wilson, Cairney, James, Reid, Mbabu, ViniciusAston Villa team newsTyrone Mings suffered an ankle injury late on in the game against Chelsea, but is expected to be fine for the trip to Fulham.
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The Cottagers were reduced to 10-men and lost star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic during the defeat to Newcastle. Then against West Ham they had to play without their the Serbian international. He returned for the Bournemouth fixture and Fulham picked up a point. With their top goalscorer back and firing in the starting eleven, Marco Silva’s men will see an opportunity to get back to winning ways at home against an under pressure Aston Villa side.
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