Aston Villa - BBC SportImage source, Getty ImagesAston Villa haven't won any of their last six Premier League home games against Wolves (D3 L3), alternating between a draw and a defeat each time (lost 3-2 last season). Wolves did the league double over Aston Villa last season, last winning three in a row against them between April 1957 and December 1960 (a run of 7). Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui and Aston VillaвЂ™s Unai Emery have already faced once this season in La Liga, with Villarreal drawing 1-1 with Sevilla in September.
Very much looking forward to seeing Unai further embed his ideas, so much potential on show and with Ramsey back our transitions could be unstoppable. Gary: It is good to see that Emery can analyse whatвЂ™s going wrong and get his message across at half-time. I was never confident that Gerrard could do that. Martin: Really impressed with Villa's central midfield. Luiz is looking like the player we thought we bought after a couple of in-and-out seasons, and Kamara looks like heвЂ™s settling in nicely. We need some squad adjustments to fit EmeryвЂ™s style but there was real belief. Image source, Getty ImagesFormer Premier League goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says Aston Villa's transformation under Unai Emery shows what a quality manager he is.
The players have stopped playing for Conte - get him out before we play Milan and don't let him waste any more money on aging players. His system is five years out of date. Harry: Yet again we are losing to average teams. We are meant to have one of the world's greatest forwards. The man is lazy and is letting himself and the club down. Get some money for him in the January window. Peter: No fire or ambition. Too negative right from the word go. Ten games in a row now conceding the first goal. I've been a Spurs fan all my life but am rapidly losing interest. Aston Villa fans:Emily: A much-improved defensive performance from the Boxing Day game and we made it hard for Spurs. Created chances but still a bit shot shy as we could have had more goals.
"He has a prolonged track record in the game that means you back him to sustain it and take Villa to the next level where they want to be. "*BBC Radio WM have live commentary from Villa Park from 18:00 GMT on Wednesday. Garry Thompson and David Kelly will offer punditry on the clash with Wolves. Listen to more on Emery and Villa from 21'00 on the Football Daily Podcast We asked for your views after Sunday's game between Tottenham and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Here are some of your thoughts:Tottenham fans:Sean: Absolute rubbish.
ItвЂ™s the first time ever that two managers have faced in both the Premier League and La Liga in the same season. Aston Villa striker Danny Ings has been involved in four goals in his last five Premier League appearances against Wolves (three goals, one assist). In all competitions, he has netted in his last three games against them (three goals). Aston Villa have recalled Aaron Ramsey from his loan spell at Norwich.
"They came into their own in the second half and from going 1-0 up they controlled the game and never really looked in danger. "Hear more from 10'25 on BBC SoundsStill yet to catch up on all the action from Sunday's two Premier League fixtures? Watch Match of the Day 2 on BBC iPlayer nowEmma Smith, BBC SportThe Villans had lost each of their last five league games in London before this, failing to keep a clean sheet in 13 top-flight visits to the capital.
Villa have won three of the five games under the Spaniard since he replaced Steven Gerrard and Schwarzer told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily: "ItвЂ™s not rocket science. "So many times in my career managers didnвЂ™t have that detail and you know the difference when the manager knows how to set a team up, work through things, drill the players and this side looks very well organised. "The first half [against Tottenham] wasnвЂ™t the greatest but Villa are a side in transition with the new manager, a new way of playing, everyone getting to know each other still.
Ramsey made 20 appearances for the Canaries after joining in August. He scored three goals and registered three assists but returns to Villa where he will first seek to overcome an injury sustained last month. Image source, Getty ImagesUnai Emery's tactical nous has been the reason behind his impressive start to life as Aston Villa manager, says the club's former midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. Villa have beaten three top-10 teams in Emery's opening five games to move clear of trouble in the Premier League after following up victories over Manchester United and Brighton with Sunday's 2-0 win at Tottenham. "Emery has always been a manager that is very tactical in his approach, " Reo-Coker told the Football Daily Podcast on BBC Sounds.
Other than one Ashley Young header off the line however, it always looked like both of these unfortunate runs would end - and so it came to pass. Tottenham failed to seriously trouble Villa throughout, in the latest impressive display during the early days of Unai Emery. So comfortable were Villa defensively, they could even afford to keep a World Cup winning goalkeeper on the bench. Emiliano Martinez may be the hero of Argentina, but he had to take a watching brief in Tottenham as Robin Olsen performed well.