Villa’s spell as unwilling Tottenham ego masseurs is over thanks to a calendar intervention.
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Still your tongues prophets of doom! This ain’t nothing the Villa haven’t overcome before.
French football’s second tier is in the headlines thanks to the exploits of its 2013/14 player of the year.
To the dismay of the statisticians, the net will rustle en masse as when the weakest attacks in the division collide.
The Villans don’t fare so well without their battery-powered midfield battering ram, so lump on the Toffees.
Another poor major tournament showing will be the end of Roy Hodgson, but the Three Lions need not look far for his replacement.
Recent breaks in the fixture list have brought the best out of the Toffees, who are desperate to turn their campaign around.
The homecoming of the Belgian behemoth is big news but defence is where the Villans need guidance.