Aston Villa make their return to the Premier League, starting their campaign against Spurs on Saturday 10th August.
Having been promoted through the playoffs, and with having Premier League pedigree, FPL draft Hub will walk you through their key players, signings and tactics throughout preseason to guide your Fantasy Premierleague Draft picks on Draft Day.
Match: Minnesota United 0 v 5 Aston Villa
Date: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Venue: Allianz Field
Goalscorers – Grealish, Lansbury, Bjarnason
Aston Villa made a comfortable start to their pre-season schedule in America, defeating Minnesota United 3-0 at Allianz Field.
It was the claret and blue’s first outing since the epic promotion clincher at Wembley seven weeks ago, and the side came through unscathed after six days of intense training in Minneapolis.
Jack Grealish broke the deadlock in the first half with a trademark cut infield, followed by a quality curving shot that nestled into the bottom-right corner.
Twenty-two players were given a half of football by Head Coach Dean Smith as we made 11 changes at half-time.
Match: Walsall 1 v 5 Aston Villa
Date: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Venue: Banks’s Stadium
Aston Villa rounded out comfortable winners in their third pre-season friendly, coming away with a 5-1 win over Walsall.
The winger then turned provider as Wesley finished well on the turn to double our advantage.
The Brazilian quickly added to his tally from the penalty spot, before Jota did so too after pouncing on a loose ball and drilled into the bottom corner.
Andre Green was a matter of inches away from his first goal of pre-season just prior to Grealish’s strike. He impressively skipped past two Walsall defenders before crashing his shot against the crossbar.
Scott Hogan was too denied a second consecutive goal late on, being flagged for offside.
📆 Sunday 21st July
🆚 Shrewsbury (A)
⏰ KO: 2pm
📆 Wednesday 24th July
🆚 Walsall (A)
⏰ KO: 7.45pm
📆 Saturday 27th July
🆚 Charlton Athletic (A)
⏰ KO: 3pm
📆 Saturday 3rd August
🆚 RB Leipzig (A)
⏰ KO: 3.30pm (local time)
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