Aston Villa have discovered type once more within the Premier League as Unai Emery’s aspect have received their final two video games within the division after a three-match dropping streak.
The Villans had been crushed by Leicester, Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal in succession however have bounced again with wins – and clear sheets – towards Everton and Crystal Palace.
Their 1-0 win over the Eagles was their newest success however Emery suffered a significant blow in the course of the recreation when defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara was pressured off with a muscle drawback.
It has since been revealed that the previous Marseille gem is set to be away for a number of weeks with The Athletic’s Gregg Evans claims that Calum Chambers is the almost certainly participant to exchange the Frenchman on the base of midfield.
Nevertheless, the England defender’s woeful type within the Premier League this season doesn’t recommend he is able to step as much as that function within the coming video games.
The 28-year-old has averaged a 6.42 Sofascore ranking throughout six video games within the division, whereas averaging 6.45 in two EFL Cup appearances and dropping an astonishing 67% of his particular person duels in that point.
He has been bodily dominated, making simply 1.5 tackles and interceptions per recreation to make up for his lack of power, whereas finishing 82% of his passes.
As a substitute of unleashing the underachiever to exchange the injured Kamara, who was as soon as referred to as a “phenomenon” by ex-teammate Rolando, Emery may dip into the academy set-up to carry youth to a younger participant – Hayden Lindley.
Who’s Hayden Lindley?
The 20-year-old is a pure defensive midfielder, not a centre-back by commerce like Chambers, and has caught the attention of the membership’s Beneath-21 aspect in current seasons.
Ought to Hayden Lindley be launched?
Within the EFL Trophy earlier this time period, the teen produced a shocking show towards Wimbledon – with a Sofascore ranking of seven.6 – profitable 100% of his duels and finishing 83% of his passes.
In 2021/22, the enforcer made three tackles and interceptions per recreation over three outings in the identical competitors and this exhibits the academy ace has the potential to make key defensive contributions frequently.
Lindley, who performed 5 video games on mortgage at Newport County earlier in his profession, has made eight Premier League 2 appearances for the Beneath-21 aspect this time period and picked up 5 yellow playing cards, highlighting the extent of aggression and physicality he can carry itself in the midst of the park.
The younger expertise additionally has a mature head on his shoulders after captaining the U21s, indicating the gem has management qualities that might permit him to adapt to the step as much as senior degree.
Due to this fact, Emery should push Chambers apart and launch Lindley to see if he could make his mark within the first crew in Kamara’s absence.