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Career Summary

⭐ 2018- | 🕒 236 | 226 (10) | ⚽ 26 | 🔥 28 | 🇺 4 | #920 |

🟥 19 May 2024, Villa 0-5 Palace, Selhurst Park

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔴 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 |

🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | FB Finley Munroe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 87’ |

Under 21 Goalkeeper, Lander Emery, son of the boss and who joined the club in January, makes his first squad appearance.

🟨 13 May 2024, Villa 3-3 Liverpool, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Youri Tielemans | 12’ | Jhon Durán | 85’ | 88’ |

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 12’ | Calum Chambers | 85’ | Moussa Diaby | 88’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🚑 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 65’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 79’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | ⚽ | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 79’ |

John McGinn makes his 235th appearance for the club since joining for £2.7m in August 2018.

🟥 9 May 2024, Villa 0-2 Olympiacos, Karaiskakis Stadium

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Europa Conference League

Semi Final

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 58’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 65’ |
🔁 | RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 86’ |
🔁 | FB Finley Munroe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 86’ |
🔁 | F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 86’ |

19 year old full back Finley Munroe makes his Villa debut as a second half substitute.

🟥 5 May 2024, Villa 0-1 Brighton, AMEX Stadium

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 26’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 73’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 90’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’ |

John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey and Moussa Diaby make their 50th appearances of the campaign. Whilst Douglas Luiz and Ezri Konsa makes their 180th starts for the club since joining in July 2019.

Meanwhile Lucas Digne makes his 90th appearance since arriving in January 2022 and John McGinn reaches 233 appearances - moving level with Villa’s legendary League and European Cup winning centre forward Peter Withe.

🟥 2 May 2024, Villa 2-4 Olympiacos, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 45’+2 | Moussa Diaby | 52’ |

Assist(s): Moussa Diaby | 45’+2 | Leon Bailey | 52’ |

Europa Conference League

Semi Final

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 85’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 85’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 200th appearance for the club since joining in July 2019.

John McGinn makes his 222nd start for the club, matching Ashley Young's total for the Premier League era.

🟨 27 April 2024, Villa 2-2 Chelsea, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Own Goal | 4' | Morgan Rogers | 42’ |

Assist(s): Matty Cash | 42’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 27’ |
🔁 | GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | for GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 75’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 75’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 83’ |

On his return from suspension Douglas Luiz makes his 199th appearance for the club since joining in July 2019.

🟩 21 April 2024, Villa 3-1 Bournemouth, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Morgan Rogers | 45’+1 | Moussa Diaby | 57’ | Leon Bailey | 78’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 45’+1 | Ollie Watkins | 57’ | 78’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 |

🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 87’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 90’+3 |
🔁 | RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 90’+6 |

John McGinn makes his 230th appearance for the club since joining in August 2018.

🟥 18 April 2024, Villa p1-2 Lille, Stade Pierre Mauroy

Scorer(s): Matty Cash | 87’ |

Assist(s): None

Europa Conference League

Quarter Final

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

🔁 | M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 28’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 69’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 80’ |

Leon Bailey comes of the bench to make his 100th appearance for the club since joining in August 2021.

🟩 14 Aprll 2024, Villa 2-0 Arsenal, Emirates Stadium

Scorer(s): Leon Bailey | 84’ | Ollie Watkins | 87’ |

Assist(s): Lucas Digne | 84’ | Youri Tielemans | 87’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 61’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 80’ |

Ezri Konsa makes his 180th appearance for the club as Ollie Watkins makes his 150th start. Ollie Watkins scores his 19th Premier League goal of the season, equalling Christian Benteke’s haul from 2012-13 and the best since the new league’s inauguration in 1992-93.

🟩 11 April 2024, Villa 2-1 Lille, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 13’ | John McGinn | 56’ |

Assist(s): John McGinn | 13’ | Leon Bailey | 56’ |

Europa Conference League

Quarter Final

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 74’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 82’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

Unai Emery's 1,000th game as a manager and surely no period can illustrate his incredible quality than his first 74 with Villa. Whatever happens in the denouement of this season, Emery has taken a team on course for relegation to the top four of the Premier League and within sight of a European final for the first time in over 40 years.

🟨 6 April 2024, Villa 3-3 Brentford, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 39’ | 80’ | Morgan Rogers | 46’ |

Assist(s): John McGinn | 39’ | Youri Tielemans | 46’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 63’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 90’+1 |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 90’+1 |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 90’+1 |

Douglas Luiz makes his 175th start for Villa whilst both Jhon Durán and Youri Tielemans make their 40th appearances for the club.

Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins’ 18th Premier League goal of the season puts him one behind Villa’s league record of 19 goals in 2012-13 held by Christian Benteke. Watkins though has 34 goal involvements in total (compared to Benteke’s 29), and has 28 in the League so far this season, eclipsing the previous Premier League best from Dwight Yorke from 1995-96. Watkins needs one more goal involvement to match Yorke’s 35 in all competitions from the same season and six more to equal Brian Little’s tally in 1976-77.

🟩 14 March 2024, Villa 4-0 Ajax, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 25’ | Leon Bailey | 60’ | Jhon Durán | 75’ | Moussa Diaby | 81’ |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 25’ | 60’ |

Europa Conference League

Last 16

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 | CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | for CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 74’ |
🔁 | F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 83’ |

Villa, in their 100th European Game, score their 150th European goal.

Emiliano Martínez kept his 50th clean sheet for Villa on his 149th appearance.

🟥 10 March 2024, Villa 0-4 Spurs, Villa Park

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 58’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 58’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 58’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 69’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 170th start for the club since joining in 2019 whilst Lucas Digne makes his 50th start and Youri Tielemans and Clément Lenglet their 20th.

🟨 7 March 2024, Villa 0-0 Ajax, Amsterdam Arena

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Europa Conference League

Last 16

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 46’ |
🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 63’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 63’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | for M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 190th appearance for Villa whilst Morgan Rogers makes his first start.

🟩 2 March 2024, Villa 3-2 Luton, Kenilworth Road

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 24’ | 38’ | Lucas Digne | 89’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 24’ | Douglas Luiz | 38’ | Moussa Diaby | 89’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🟨 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

🔁 | M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 29’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 79’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 79’ |

Leon Bailey makes his 90th appearance for the club and contributes his 10th assist of the season.

🟩 24 February 2024, Villa 4-2 Forest, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 4’ | Douglas Luiz | 29’ | 39’ | Leon Bailey | 61’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 4’ | Jacob Ramsey | 29’ | John McGinn | 39’ |

Premier League

4th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 46’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 59’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 81’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 90’+2 |
🔁 | M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+2 |

Still only 22, Jacob Ramsey makes his 80th start for Villa in 121 appearances.

🟩 17 February 2024, Villa 2-1 Fulham, Craven Cottage

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 23’ | 56’ |

Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 56’ |

Premier League

4th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 81’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 90’+4 |

Villa move back into the Premier League top four and Champions League qualification on a day of milestones.

Goalkeeper Joe Gauci makes his first squad appearance for Villa after joining in the January transfer window.

Meanwhile Ollie Watkins celebrates his 130th Villa start with a brace to win the game, whilst John McGinn chalks up 220 appearances, Jacob Ramsey - still just 22 - 120, Matty Cash 130 and Lucas Digne 75.

🟥 11 February 2024, Villa 1-2 United, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Douglas Luiz | 67’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 67’ |

Premier League

5th (-3)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 66’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 73’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 87’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 87’ |

John McGinn equals Stiliyan Petrov's 219 appearances for Villa as Ollie Watkins celebrates his 150th.

🟥 7 February 2024, Villa 1-3 Chelsea, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Moussa Diaby | 90’+1 |

Assist(s): Jacob Ramsey | 90’+1 |

FA Cup

4th Round

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 71’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 88’ |

Villa make it 67 seasons without winning the FA Cup.

🟩 3 February 2024, Villa 5-0 Sheffield United, Bramall Lane

Scorer(s): John McGinn | 12’ | Ollie Watkins | 16’ | Leon Bailey | 22’ | Youri Tielemans | 30’ | Álex Moreno | 47’ |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 16’ | Ollie Watkins | 22’ | 47’ |

Premier League

2nd= (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 59’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 60’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Morgan Rogers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 81’ |

Whilst Morgan Rogers makes his debut after his £8m move from Middlesbrough, Leon Bailey makes his 85th appearance for Villa since joining under Dean Smith in August 2021, and Boubacar Kamara chalks up his 50th appearance following his arrival in July 2022.

Meanwhile, Villa boast five different goalscorers in a Premier League match for the first time since beating Bolton at Villa Park in November 2009 under Martin O’Neill when Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew, James Milner and Carlos Cuéllar hit the goals in a 5-1 win.

And a week after Ollie Watkins hit his 50th League goal for the club, John McGinn records his 50th goal involvement - 25 goals and 25 assists - since his debut in 2018.

🟥 30 January 2024, Villa 1-3 Saudi Arabia, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 71' |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 71’ |

Premier League

4th= (-2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 63’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 63’ |

Ezri Konsa and Emiliano Martínez make their 170th and 140th appearances respectively.

🟨 26 January 2024, Villa 0-0 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

FA Cup

4th Round

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 82’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 90’+1 |

Álex Moreno and Moussa Diaby make their 30th appearances for the club since joining in January and July 2023 respectively, meanwhile Matty Cash makes his 125th Villa appearance since arriving in September 2020.

🟨 14 January 2024, Villa 0-0 Everton, Goodison Park

Scorer(s): None

Assist(s): None

Premier League

2nd= (-1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 64’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 64’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 89’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 160th start for Villa since joining in August 2019.

Meanwhile, Unai Emery is the only manager in Premier League history to manage 40-plus games with a club, average two or more points per game, and not win a title.

🟩 7 January 2024, Villa 1-0 Boro, Riverside

Scorer(s): Matty Cash | 87’ |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 87’ |

FA Cup

3rd Round

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 69’ |
🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 70’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 70’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 70’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 180th appearance for Villa since joining in August 2019 as man in form Leon Bailey makes his 50th start for the club whilst Boubacar Kamara, returning from a 3 game suspension, makes his 50th Villa appearance.

🟩 30 December 2023, Villa 3-2 Burnley, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Leon Bailey | 28’ | Moussa Diaby | 42’ | Douglas Luiz | 89’ |

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 28’ | 42’ |

Premier League

1st= (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 |

🔁 | CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | for CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 90’+3 |

Leon Bailey scores his 15th goal on his 80th appearance for the club since joining under Dean Smith in 2021. Meanwhile, Villa do the league double over Burnley for the first time since 1925-26.

In beating Burnley Villa chalked up their 26th Premier League victory in 2023 - the most they have ever achieved in the competition in a single calendar year. Villa also set a new club record of 32 League and Cup wins in a calendar year, and in so doing even eclipsed the phenomenal 1977 run under Ron Saunders.

🟥 26 December 2023, Villa 2-3 United, Old Trafford

Scorer(s): John McGinn | 21' | Leander Dendoncker | 26' |

Assist(s): Clément Lenglet | 26' |

Premier League

3rd (-2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 50’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 77’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 77’ |
🔁 | M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 86’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 86’ |

Ezri Konsa makes his 165th appearance and 160th start since joining the club as a 21 year old in July 2019. Meanwhile, on loan Nicolò Zaniolo makes his 20th appearance for the club (10 starts) whilst Leander Dendoncker (33 appearances) scores his first Villa goal.

Also notable is that substitute Tim Iroegbunam made his first league appearance for the club in 20 months having last played as a sub in the 0-0 draw at Leicester in April 2022.

🟨 22 December 2023, Villa 1-1 Sheffield United, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Nicolò Zaniolo | 90’+7 |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 90'+7 |

Premier League

1st= (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | ⚽ | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 81’ |

Villa go joint top of the Premier League, of course we could have been clear at the top but, hey, who's quibbling.

🟩 17 December 2023, Villa 2-1 Brentford, Gtech Community Stadium

Scorer(s): Álex Moreno | 77’ | Ollie Watkins | 85’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 77’ | Boubacar Kamara | 85’ |

Premier League

2nd (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | 🟥 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🟨 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 65’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 65’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’ |

John McGinn makes his 200th start for the club since joining from Hibs in August 2018.

Ollie Watkins scores his 57th goal for the club on his 130th start as Jhon Durán makes his 30th appearance in a Villa shirt, still aged just 20.

Meanwhile, Villa have won 25 Premier League games in 2023, their most top-flight wins in a calendar year in their entire history whilst Ollie Watkins is the first Villa player to score 20 goals in a calendar year since Dwight Yorke.

🟨 14 December 2023, ECL, Villa 1-1 Zrinjski

Scorer(s): Nicolò Zaniolo | 61’ |

Assist(s): John McGinn | 61’ |

Europa Conference League

1st

Starting XI

GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 |

🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 58’ |
🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | 🟨 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 58’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 69’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 69’ |
🔁 | M Tommi O'Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 79’ |

Youth Goalkeeper Filip Marschall makes his debut aged 20 after coming through the ranks whilst Tommi O'Reilly makes his first appearance for the club as a late substitute.

At the other end of the spectrum Matty Cash makes his 120th appearance for the club, Jacob Ramsey his 110th and Diego Carlos his 20th.

🟩 9 December 2023, Villa 1-0 Arsenal, Villa Park

Scorer(s): John McGinn | 7’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 7’ |

Premier League

3rd (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 56’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 66’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 78’ |

15 home league wins in a row. Villa's best ever run.

At the opposite end of the spectrum... the utter lack of class demonstrated by Arsenal management, players and fans alike continues to be a depressing stain on English football.

🟩 6 December 2023, Villa 1-0 Abu Dhabi, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Leon Bailey | 74’ |

Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 74’ |

Premier League

3rd (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |

🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 85’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 85’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 90’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’ |

Unai Emery, 50th game in charge of Villa, 3rd in the Premier League, 2023-24 70% Win Rate, 2.35 goals per game, 2.17 points per game. Peerless.

🟨 3 December 2023, Villa 2-2 Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium

Scorer(s) | Leon Bailey | 20' | Ollie Watkins | 90’ |

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 20’ | Moussa Diaby | 90’ |

Premier League

3rd= (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 46’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 65’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 74’ |

Emiliano Martínez makes his 130th appearance for Villa since joining in September 2023 under Dean Smith.

🟩 30 November 2023, ECL, Villa 2-1 Legia, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Moussa Diaby | 4’ | Álex Moreno | 58’ |

Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 4’ | Douglas Luiz | 58’ |

Europa Conference League

1st

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 79’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 90’ |

🟩 26 November 2023, Villa 2-1 Spurs, Tottenham Stadium

Scorer(s) | Pau Torres | 45'+7 | Ollie Watkins | 61’ |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 45'+7 | Youri Tielemans | 61' |

Premier League

3rd= (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 90’+2 |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+2 |

🟩 12 November 2023, Villa 3-1 Fulham, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Antonee Robinson o.g. | 27’ | John McGinn | 42’ | Ollie Watkins | 64’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 64’ |

Premier League

5th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 150th start and 170th appearance for Villa since joining in July 2019 as Boubacar Kamara makes his 40th start and Ollie Watkins marks his 125th start with his 54th goal for the club.

🟩 9 November 2023, ECL, Villa 2-1 AZ, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Diego Carlos | 61’ | Ollie Watkins | 81’ |

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 61’ | Douglas Luiz | 81’ |

Europa Conference League

1st= (=)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔁
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 90’ |
🔁 | CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | for CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 90’ |

Ezri Konsa makes his 150th start since joining in July 2019 whilst Diego Carlos scores his first goal for Villa on his 15th appearance.

🟥 5 November 2023, Villa 0-2 Forest, City Ground

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s): None

Premier League

5th (-1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 59’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 78’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 86’ |

John McGinn makes his 200th appearance for the club since joining in August 2018. Meanwhile, Lucas Digne makes his 50th start for the club since his arrival in January 2022.

🟩 29 October 2023, Villa 3-1 Luton, Villa Park

Scorer(s): John McGinn | 17' | Moussa Diaby | 49' | Own Goal | 62' |

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 17' | Leon Bailey | 49' |

Premier League

4th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 79’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 90’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 90’ |

Emiliano Martínez makes his 125th appearance for Aston Villa since joining in September 2023 under Dean Smith. Meanwhile, Villa make it 12 consecutive Premier League wins at Villa Park under Unai Emery and climb to 4th in the table.

🟩 26 October 2023, ECL, Villa 4-1 AZ, AFAS Stadion

Scorer(s): Leon Bailey | 13' | Youri Tielemans | 23' | Ollie Watkins | 51' | John McGinn | 56' |

Assist(s): John McGinn | 23' | Leon Bailey | 56' |

Europa Conference League

1st= (=)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 69’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 86’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 86’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 87’ |

John McGinn scores his 20th goal for Villa in 198 appearances as Boubacar Kamara makes his 40th appearance for the club.

🟩 22 October 2023, Villa 4-1 West Ham, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Douglas Luiz | 30' | 51' | Ollie Watkins | 74' | Leon Bailey | 89' |

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 30' | John McGinn | 74' | Youri Tielemans | 89' |

Premier League

5th (=)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 76’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 85’ |

Villa win for the eleventh consecutive Premier League game at Villa Park to mark the anniversary of Unai Emery’s arrival - their best home run since winning 13 in a row in 1983 as reigning European champions.

Before this run, Villa had won just 10 of 30 home matches - and lost 13 of those games - under the previous incumbent.

Indeed Emery’s record in charge of Villa is nothing short of astonishing; across his first 41 games he has delivered a haul of 1.88 points per game, 1.90 goals per game and a goal difference of +28.

2023 under Emery has begun even better, 14 games, 9 wins, 2.00 points per game, 2.50 goals per game and a goal difference +17.

Given that Emery took over a Villa side spiralling towards relegation, his contribution in 12 months cannot be overstated and the hope is that it has only just begun.

Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins made his 120th start in 130 appearances for the club, scoring his 51st goal; Matty Cash hit 100 starts for Villa; Lucas Digne chalked up his 60th appearance, whilst midfield general Boubacar Kamara made it 35 starts in a Villa shirt since arriving last season.

Kamara’s fellow midfield star, Douglas Luiz, becomes the first Villa player to score in six consecutive games at Villa Park in the Premier League, surpassing the record previously held by Dwight Yorke (5 - 1996).

🟨 8 October 2023, Villa 1-1 Wolves, Molineux

Scorer(s): Pau Torres | 55' |

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 55' |

Premier League

5th (-2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |

Shaun Derry and Gary O'Neil embarrass themselves as Unai Emery takes the highground. John McGinn though was not one to let the infamous 'Dr' Derry off the hook. The lesser folk really struggle with the class and style of Villa.

Meanwhile referee Robert Jones has yet another poor game. Incompetence rather than malice but it really isn't good enough to have officials of this standard in the Premier League.

🟩 5 October 2023, ECL, Villa 1-0 Zrinjski, Villa Park

Scorer(s): John McGinn | 90'+4 |

Assist(s): Matty Cash | 90'+4 |

Europa Conference League

1st= (+3)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔥 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 46’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 46’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 82’ |

Ezri Konsa makes his 150th appearance for Villa after joining the club in July 2019.

🟩 30 September 2023, Villa 6-1 Brighton, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 14' | 21' | 65' | Own Goal | 26' | Jacob Ramsey | 85' | Douglas Luiz | 90'+7 |

Assist(s): Matty Cash | 14' | Moussa Diaby | 21' | John McGinn | 65' | Ollie Watkins | 85' |

Premier League

3rd (+3)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔥 |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 57’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 90’ |

Ollie Watkins, scores Villa’s first Premier League hat-trick since his three goals against Liverpool in October 2020, in doing so Watkins scores his 50th goal for Villa in 127 games at a rate of 2.54 games per goal.

Ollie Watkins becomes the first Villa player to score more than one hat-trick in a season since Andy Gray in 1976-77.

Ollie Watkins becomes the second player, after Christian Benteke in 2012-13, to score two Premier League hat-tricks.

Villa’s Premier League points tally in the calendar year of 2023 is 58 - a number bettered only by 2022-23 Champions Manchester City.

🟥 26 September 2023, Villa 1-2 Everton, Villa Park

Scorer(s): Boubacar Kamara | 73' |

Assist(s): None

League Cup

3rd Round

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (Playing as LB) | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 31’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 46’ |

Nothing but sheer, self inflicted misery.

🟩 24 September 2023, Villa 1-0 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge

Scorer(s): Ollie Watkins | 73' |

Assist(s): None

Premier League

6th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 75’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 75’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 90’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+1 |

Douglas Luiz makes his 160th appearance for the club aged 25 after joining in July 2019, meanwhile, goalscorer Ollie Watkins chalks up his 125th appearance and 47th goal since joining a year later in September 2020.

🟥 21 September 2023, ECL, Villa 2-3 Legia, Wojska Polskiego

Scorer(s) | Jhon Durán | 6' | Lucas Digne | 38' |

Assist(s) | Nicolò Zaniolo | 6' |

Europa Conference League

Group E

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🔥 | 🟨 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 61’ |
🔁 | W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 61’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 61’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 67’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 67’ |

Clément Lenglet makes his Villa debut as Calum Chambers hits 30 appearances since joining the club in January 2022. Meanwhile, Leon Bailey celebrates his 60th appearance since his arrival in August 2021.

🟩 16 September 2023, Villa 3-1 Palace, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jhon Durán | 87' | Douglas Luiz | 90'+8 | Leon Bailey | 90'+11 |

Assist(s) | Lucas Digne | 87' | Moussa Diaby | 90'+11 |

Premier League

7th (+3)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🟨 | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 57’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 58’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | 🟨 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+10’ |

Villa equal their best post-war run of nine consecutive home league wins in the top-flight whilst Douglas Luiz became the first Villa player to score in four consecutive Premier League home matches since Gareth Barry in 2006.

🟥 3 September 2023, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Anfield

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Premier League

10th (-4)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 | for CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 19’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 65’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 72’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 73’ |

Clément Lenglet makes his squad debut as Villa fall to a familiar Anfield score.

🟩 31 August 2023, ECL, Villa 3-0 Hibs, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jhon Durán | 11' | Leon Bailey | 34' | Matty Cash | 61' |

Assist(s) | Pau Torres | 11' | Omari Kellyman | 34' |

Europa Conference League

Play Off

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
RB Seb Revan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ |
F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | 🟢 | 🔥 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | ⚽ | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 62’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 63’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 69’ |

Youth teamers Seb Revan and Omari Kellyman make their Villa debuts.

🟩 27 August 2023, Villa 3-1 Burnley, Turf Moor

Scorer(s) | Matty Cash | 9' | 20' | Moussa Diaby | 61' |

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 9' | Moussa Diaby | 20' | Lucas Digne | 61' |

Premier League

6th (+3)

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 🟢 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 73’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 86’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 86’ |

Matty Cash makes his 100th appearance for Villa as Nicolò Zaniolo makes his first.

🟩 23 August 2023, ECL, Villa 5-0 Hibs, Easter Road

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 17' | 33' | 50' | Leon Bailey | 42' | Douglas Luiz | 74' |

Assist(s) | Lucas Digne | 17' | 42' | 50' | Diego Carlos | 33' |

Europa Conference League

Play Off

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔥 | 🔥 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | for GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 66’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 68’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |

Villa's first European outing in far too long also proves to be one of the simplest as an utterly controlled performance sweeps aside Hibs.

🟩 20 August 2023, Villa 4-0 Everton, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | John McGinn | 18' | Douglas Luiz | 24' | Leon Bailey | 52' | Jhon Durán | 74' |

Assist(s) | Leon Bailey | 18' |

Premier League

9th (+11)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 63’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 64’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 64’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | 86’ |

Villa bounce back in style as Everton are put to the sword at Villa Park with a dynamic performance from home debutant Moussa Diaby and another Everton cameo from Leon Bailey.

Meanwhile Jhon Durán scored his first goal for the club on his 13th substitute appearance and did so only 50 seconds after coming on, four seconds slower than the record holder John Carew - against Everton in October 2009 (46 seconds).

On the subject of time the officials once again add on 20 (TWENTY) minutes of additional / injury time following 18 minutes last week.

Villa’s victory is their eight consecutive home win.

🟥 12 August 2023, Villa 1-5 Saudi Arabia, St James' Park

Scorer(s) | Moussa Diaby | 11' |

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 11' |

Premier League

20th

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

🔁 | CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | for CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 46’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 64’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 87’ |

A disastrous opening day at Newcastle as Villa lose Tyrone Mings and the match in a daze.

🟩 28 May 2023 Villa 2-1 Brighton, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Douglas Luiz | 8' | Ollie Watkins | 26' |

Assist(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 8' | 26' |

Premier League

7th (=)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 69’ |

Villa qualify for Europe for the 17th time as the remarkable turnaround under Unai Emery delivers the highest league finish for the club since 2009-10. What's the lad going to do with a full season at Villa Park? Exciting times are here again.

Villa equalled the club Premier League record of seven consecutive home victories, first set from December 1992 to February 1993 under Ron Atkinson when Villa ended the season runners up to Manchester United.

Villa made it 18 Premier League wins to equal their best in a 38-match season, first set in 1995-96 under Brian Little as Villa ended the season in fourth place.

Ollie Watkins became the first Villa player to reach 15 League goals in a top-flight season since Christian Benteke in 2012-13.

🟨 20 May 2023 Villa 1-1 Liverpool, Anfield

Scorer(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 27' |

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 27' |

Premier League

7th (-1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 53’ |
🔁 RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔴 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 53’ |
🔁 W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 65’ |
🔁 M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 87’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 150th appearance for the club as John McGinn makes his 175th start. Meanwhile, on his 100th appearance for the club, still aged just 21, Jacob Ramsey scores his second goal in two games and his sixth of the season, equalling his total goals tally from 2021-22.

Villa guarantee a top 10 finish for the first time since 2010-11 and will finish no lower than 9th with 6th place still a possibility ahead of the final game of the season against the club currently sitting one place above Villa in seventh - Brighton & Hove Albion.

🟩 13 May 2023, Villa 2-1 Spurs, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 8' | Douglas Luiz | 72' |

Assist(s) | Leon Bailey | 8' |

Premier League

6th= (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 68’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 68’ |
🔁 RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+1 |

Villa hit their highest top flight points haul since 2009-10 under Martin O'Neill with two games left to play.

🟥 6 May 2023, Villa 0-1 Wolves, Molineux

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Premier League

8th (-1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

🔁 W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | 46’ |
🔁 CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 65’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 81’ |
🔁 LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 85’ |
🔁 M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 86’ |

John McGinn makes his 180th appearance for the club, rubbing shoulders now with another midfield dynamo from the 1990’s - Kevin Richardson.

Meanwhile Ashley Young makes his 245th appearance, Tyrone Mings his 160th start and Ezri Konsa his 135th appearance and 130th start whilst Emiliano Buendía hits 75 appearances and 50 starts for the club.

🟥 30 April 2023, Villa 0-1 United, Old Trafford

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Premier League

7th= (-2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 64’ |
🔁 W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 64’ |
🔁 LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 75’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 76’ |

Villa lose for the first time in eleven as United withstand the onslaught but the real story is the reaction from ex-players and fans alike as United's fear of an up and coming Villa team is laid bare.

Meanwhile, Ashley Young, 37, makes his 220th start across his two spells with the club whilst Douglas Luiz, 24, chalks up his 130th start.

🟩 25 April 2023, Villa 1-0 Fulham, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Tyrone Mings | 21’ |

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 21’ |

Premier League

5th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 77’ |
🔁 W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 77’ |
🔁 CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

Villa make it ten league games unbeaten, winning eight, and taking 26 points out of a possible 30 whilst keeping seven clean sheets.

It’s the club’s longest Premier League sequence without defeat since a run of 10 from May to October 2011 that straddled the 2009-10 caretaker management of Gary McAllister and the early days of Alex McLeish and which delivered just four wins and four clean sheets taking 18 points from thirty.

Villa make it five consecutive victories in top-flight matches at Villa Park for the first time since John Gregory in May to September 1998, and have done so without conceding a goal for the first time since March-April 1983 under Tony Barton.

Villa have have scored in all 20 Premier League fixtures under Unai Emery, the longest streak from the start of a manager’s tenure in the competition’s history for any club.

🟨 22 April 2023, Villa 1-1 Brentford, Gtech Community Stadium

Scorer(s) | Douglas Luiz | 87’ |

Assist(s) | Emiliano Buendía | 87' |

Premier League

6th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔥 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | for GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 66’ |
🔁 W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 66’ |

John McGinn makes his 170th start for the club (177th appearance).

🟩 15 April 2023, Villa 3-0 Saudi Arabia, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 11’ | Ollie Watkins | 64’ | 83’ |

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 11’ | Álex Moreno | 64’ | Jacob Ramsey | 83’ |

Premier League

6th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔥 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+1 |

17 year-old under-18s forward Travis Patterson makes his first squad appearance for Villa.

Villa now equalled the club record of five successive Premier League wins, set twice before in 1995-96 under Brian Little and 1997-98 under John Gregory. However this is the first time that Villa have won five successive Premier League wins in consecutive games having taken 10 League and Cup games to do so in 1995-96 and 6 League and Cup games in 1997-98.

🟩 8 April 2023, Villa 2-0 Forest, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Bertrand Traoré | 48' | Ollie Watkins | 90'+5 |

Assist(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 90'+5 |

Premier League

6th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |

🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | ⚽ | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 28’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 75’ |

Ashley Young, 37, makes his 240th appearance for the club since first joining in January 2007.

John McGinn makes his 175th appearance for the club since joining in August 2018.

Ezri Konsa makes his 130th appearance for the club since joining in July 2019.

Emiliano Buendía makes his 70th appearance for the club since joining in July 2021.

Bertrand Traoré makes his 50th appearance for the club since joining in September 2020.

Ollie Watkins scores his 40th goal for the club on his 108th appearance joining Jackie Sewell (1955-60), Davy Walsh (1950-55) and Billy Cook (1926-29) on 40.

🟩 4 April 2023, Villa 2-1 Leicester, King Power Stadium

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 24’ | Bertrand Traoré | 87' |

Assist(s) | Emiliano Buendía | 24' |

Premier League

7th (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔥 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 79’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 85’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | ⚽ | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 85’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

Douglas Luiz makes his 125th start (142nd appearance) for Villa since joining in July 2019 aged 21.

Meanwhile Ollie Watkins becomes the first Villa player to score in six successive away games in the Premier League (since 1992-93) having scored eight in his last two games and is only behind Dean Saunders (37) and level with John Carew (36) in scoring the most goals in their first 100 Premier League games for Villa.

Elsewhere, 19 year old left back Seb Revan makes his first ever squad appearance for Villa.

🟩 1 April 2023, Villa 2-0 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 18’ | John McGinn | 56' |

Assist(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 56' |

Premier League

9th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 76’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 89’ |

Ollie Watkins makes his 100th start for the club since joining in September 2020, scoring his 38th goal and hitting double figures for the third successive season.

Watkins also becomes the first Villa player to score in five successive away games in the Premier League (since 1992-93).

Meanwhile 18 year old goalkeeper James Wright makes his first ever squad appearance for Villa.

Emiliano Martínez takes the record for the goalkeeper keeping the most clean sheets in their first 100 Premier League games for Villa at 34. Creeping ahead of Mark Bosnich and Brad Friedel, 33.

🟩 18 March 2023, Villa 3-0 Bournemouth, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Douglas Luiz | 7’ | Jacob Ramsey | 80' | Emiliano Buendía | 89’ |

Assist(s) | Leon Bailey | 7’ | Ollie Watkins | 80' | Tyrone Mings | 89' |

Premier League

10th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 65’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 90’+1 |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 90’+1 |

Villa are aiming to beat their latest bogey side - four successive defeats in the top flight - in a match refereed by an official under whose whistle Villa have never won in the top flight, losing all eight.

Villa’s squad though, has serious experience of playing for this great club, the starting XI contains 6 players with more than 100 appearances: John McGinn (172), Tyrone Mings (154), Douglas Luiz (140), Ezri Konsa (127), Ollie Watkins (105) and Emiliano Martínez (101). Matty Cash is in the 90’s (93) whilst Jacob Ramsey - still only 21 - is on 90 appearances for the mighty Villa.

🟨 12 March 2023, Villa 1-1 West Ham, The London Stadium

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 17’ |

Assist(s) | Álex Moreno | 17’ |

Premier League

11th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |🔥| 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 64’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 64’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 80’ |
🔁 | RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 80’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

Villa’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez makes his 100th appearance for the club since joining from Arsenal in September 2020. Martínez played just 15 League games for his former club between 2012 and 2020. Made in Aston, Conquered the World. Congratulations Emi.

🟩 4 March 2023, Villa 1-0 Palace, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 27' |

Assist(s) | None

Premier League

11th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 59’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 69’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 70’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

John McGinn, back to his imperious best after the travails under the former manager, makes his 170th appearance for the club since joining in August 2018 for a bargain fee of £2.79m.

Meanwhile Tyrone Mings makes his 150th start and Ezri Konsa his 125th appearance for the club, another pair of high quality players who had suffered much under the former regime but are now back at the top of their games under Unai Emery.

🟩 25 February 2023, Villa 2-0 Everton, Goodison Park

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 63’ | Emiliano Buendía | 81’ |

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 81' |

Premier League

11th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 61’ |
🔁 | W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 61’ |

Ollie Watkins becomes the first player to score in five successive Villa top-flight games since Paul Rideout in 1984-85.

🟥 18 February 2023, Villa 2-4 Arsenal, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 5’ | Philippe Coutinho | 31’ |

Assist(s) | Matty Cash | 5’ | Álex Moreno | 31’ |

Premier League

11th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔥 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 67’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 67’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 78’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 78’ |

Fresh from signing a new 4-year deal with the club, Tyrone Mings makes his 150th appearance for Villa since joining the club January 2019.

🟥 12 February 2023, Villa 1-3 Abu Dhabi, Etihad Stadium

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 61' |

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 61' |

Premier League

11th (-)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 60’ |
🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 60’ |
🔁 | LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 60’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76’ |

Ollie Watkins scores his 34th goal for the club on his 100th appearance after joining from Brentford under Dean Smith in September 2020 for a then record fee of £27,720,000.

🟩 1 January 2023, Villa 2-0 Spurs, Tottenham Stadium

Scorer(s) | Emiliano Buendía | 50’ | Douglas Luiz | 73' |

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 50' | John McGinn | 73’ |

Premier League

12th (-)

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ©️ | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 66’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 78’ |
🔁 | CB Jan Bednarek | 🇵🇱 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

Super John McGinn makes his 160th start for the club since joining in 2018 as Ashley Young celebrates his 230th appearance.

🟥 26 December 2022, Villa 1-3 Liverpool, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 59' |

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 59' |

Premier League

12th (-)

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ©️ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 85’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 86’ |
🔁 | CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 86’ |

Villa suffer their first League defeat under Unai Emery as an early goal derails post World Cup hopes of a third successive Premier League victory.

🟩 13 November 2022, Villa 2-1 Brighton, AMEX Stadium

Scorer(s) | Danny Ings | 19' pen | 53' |

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 53' |

Premier League

12th (+1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ©️ | 🟨 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔁 |

🔁 | W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 69’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | LB Ludwig Augustinsson | 🇸🇪 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

Ezri Konsa makes his 115th appearance and 110th start for Villa.

🟥 10 November 2022, illa 2-4 United, Old Trafford

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 48' | Own Goal | 61' |

Assist(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 48' |

League Cup

3rd Round

Starting XI

GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | 🇸🇪 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ©️ |
CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

🔁 | CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 59’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 59’ |
🔁 | W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 59’ |
🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Ludwig Augustinsson | 🇸🇪 | 80’ |

Villa's annual Cup defeat to Manchester United comes early this year as Boubacar Kamara makes his 10th appearance for the club and Ollie Watkins scores his 30th goal.

🟩 6 November 2022, Villa 3-1 United, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Leon Bailey | 7' | Lucas Digne | 11' | Jacob Ramsey | 49' |

Assist(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 7' | Ollie Watkins | 49' |

Premier League

13th (+2)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | ©️ | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⭕ | ⚽ |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |

🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 69’ |
🔁 | CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 78’ |
🔁 | M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 78’ |
🔁 | W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 78’ |
🔁 | M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 88’ |

Unai Emery, 51, takes charge of Villa for the first time since his appointment on a four and a half year contract with the club.

Douglas Luiz, 24, makes his 125th appearance for Villa since joining from Manchester City for £15,120,000 in July 2019.

Emiliano Martínez, 30, makes his 90th appearance for Villa since joining from Arsenal for £19,580,000 in September 2020.

Matty Cash, 25, makes his 80th appearance for Villa since joining from Nottingham Forest for £14,180,000 in September 2020.

Jacob Ramsey, 21, makes his 50th start for Villa since making his debut in February 2019.

Emiliano Buendía, 26, makes his 30th start for Villa since joining from Norwich City for a club record fee of £34,560,000 in July 2021.

Morgan Sanson, 29, makes his 20th appearance for Villa since joining from Olympique Marseille for £14,220,000 in January 2021. His first appearance since Saturday, 2 April 2022.

Lucas Digne, 29, makes his 25th start for Villa since joining from Everton for £27,000,000 in January 2022.

🟥 29 October 2022, Villa 0-4 Saudi Arabia, St James' Park

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Premier League

15th (-1)

Starting XI

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | ©️ | 🔁 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ©️ |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | for GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 34’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 61’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 61' |
🔁 | M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 69' |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 69' |

A bad day at the office for Villa but nowhere near as bad as some under the previous manager, despite the scoreline. Villa taught Newcastle a footballing lesson in the first half, Newcastle taught Villa a lesson in capitalising on your luck in the second.

🟩 23 October 2022, Villa 4-0 Brentford, Villa Park