King Power Stadium
9/03/2020 8:00 pm
|Leicester City||Aston Villa|
|Barnes (40, 85), Vardy (pen 63, 79)|
With three straight defeats in the Premier League and only one win in our last five matches, Aston villa no longer have the distraction of the EFL Cup Final following our defeat to Manchester City and this evening’s clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium was going to be another key, albeit difficult clash, in our battle for survival.
John McMeatball expectedly didn’t make the game, with most fans looking at Chelsea for his injury return, so head coach Dean Smith did select the squad I think many would’ve prefered to see – but that doesn’t necessarily mean the one they’d have liked to have seen.
And it was all too predictable – survival was in our hands with the games in hand, but it seems against Leicester, nobody had told the players as that wasn’t even an after the Lord’s Mayor Show, few wouldn’t describe as our absolute worst of the season.
Positive or negative as a fan this year…everyone who played an active part in that shambles should be donating their wages to Acorns.
I’m not even going to blame the absolutely Donald Trump VAR moment for the penalty – that would distract from how bad we actually were.
So, Chelsea next. A win still moves us out of the drop zone, but given relative form, it takes a brave fan to bet on that one as every positive we could take out of the City clash, evaporated and quickly.
Everyone will have questions tonight.