With Aston Villa storming into the Play-Offs with a record breaking ten wins on the spin, everyone is hoping to see that extended to eleven on Sunday as we head into the top of the table clash with Leeds United.
With Marcelo Bielsa’s side looking good for the automatic promotion spots and even the title, for most of the season, the wheels have come off in the last week and a clear advantage has been handed to Sheffield United after they registered back to back defeats.
Confidence is high going into this game but as our Vital Villa Match Thread shows, there are two main questions for fans ahead of the game – do we go with the line of thought that says don’t change a winning team unless you have to and go with momentum, or should Smith let Jack Grealish and John McGinn sit this one out purely for precautionary reasons when it comes to potential injury or suspension.
Striker Tammy Abraham has already been ruled out by Smith, but he’s expected to be back for the next one, and the expectation is we’ll be meeting Leeds at Wembley if our form continues anyway.
You don’t have to look far on social media to see the same discussions taking place.
Valid arguments on all sides really, I just don’t see Smith playing it safe, he’ll want the win and eleven on the spin.