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Game #5632

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Bolton Wanderers

Attendance: 20,064

University of Bolton Stadium

Bolton Wanderers

1-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Danny Ings | 66' | Emiliano Buendรญa | 87' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win at League One Bolton but Gerrard's post match words do little to hide the fact that his is a squad riven with strife.

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, scored from the corner to salvage the game for Villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Dion Charles
โšฝ | 36โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Danny Ings (pen)
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Lucas Digne, Assist by, Danny Ings
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Cameron Archer
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Tim Iroegbunam
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Leon Bailey, Assist by, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 1-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ollie Watkins makes his 80th Villa appearance and 75th start since joining the club in September 2020 as Tyrone Mings chalks up his 130th start since January 2018. Meanwhile, more recent arrivals Lucas Digne and Calum Chambers make their 20th appearance and 10th start respectively as Steven Gerrard names the oldest line up of the season so far and the oldest team since Villaโ€™s return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #31 |
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Attendance | 20,064 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Andrew Kitchen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 32 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 15 | 1.28

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andrew Kitchen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2022
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa face League One side Bolton for the first time since both clubs were in the Championship together in 2018-19.

We predicted a conservative line up from Gerrard for the EFL Cup tie but even we were taken aback at just how conservative Gerrard would be:

No second appearance for Robin Olsen, no debut for Ludwig Augustinsson.
Calum Chambers and Ashley Young came in as expected
But no Marvelous Nakamba or Morgan Sanson even in the squad. Their Villa careers now clearly over.
No Cameron Archer or Tim Iroegbunam in the line up but at least on the bench, as is Josh Feeney.
Of course a place for Coutinho. Standard.
And all of our delete as applicable picks Leon Bailey / Emiliano Buendรญa / Ollie Watkins / Danny Ings being used.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.69 |
Subs Average Age: | 22.62 |
Bench Average Age: | 23.60 |
Oldest Starter: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.15 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.76 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.14 |
Youngest Squad Player: CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.31 |
Oldest Substitute: W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 26.01 |
Youngest Substitute: M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.04 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Ian Evatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Joel Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Declan John | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Will Aimson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ricardo Santos | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB George Johnston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Conor Bradley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kieran Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M MJ Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Oladapo Afolayan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Elias Kachunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Amadou Bakayoko | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Oladapo Afolayan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Kyle Dempsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Elias Kachunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Kieran Sadlier | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Conor Bradley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK James Trafford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gethin Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Jack Iredale | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Aaron Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jรณn Dadi Bรถdvarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ155.72m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ63.36m
Team Cost: ยฃ219.08m
Squad Cost: ยฃ245.23m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.34m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.34m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.34m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 13/20
Homegrown: โญ•/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Joel Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK James Trafford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

LB Declan John | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Gethin Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Jack Iredale | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Free |
RB Conor Bradley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CB Will Aimson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Ricardo Santos | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
CB George Johnston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Kieran Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M MJ Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
M Kyle Dempsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Aaron Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Oladapo Afolayan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Elias Kachunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |
W Kieran Sadlier | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

CF Dion Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.34m |
CF Amadou Bakayoko | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
CF Jรณn Dadi Bรถdvarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Knee

Out On Loan | 11 |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Inter Miami
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Burton
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Norwich
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford

Not Selected | 3 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Anwar El-Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Bomb Squad | 1 | ๐Ÿ’ฃ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 11
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

Pre Match โ€œMorgan [Sanson]โ€™s been very professional, heโ€™s been calm, heโ€™s been training well but, at the same time, heโ€™s frustrated with his game time. I respect that, I understand that so, if something lands for Morgan that he wants to pursue, we wonโ€™t stand in his way. โ€œAt the same time, heโ€™s training well and is pushing to be back in the frame. The windowโ€™s still open, thereโ€™s still 10/11 days so thereโ€™s a possibility we could look slightly different come the end of the window.โ€ โ€œThereโ€™s a few things brewing in the background and a few plates spinning. Weโ€™re close on one or two different things but I canโ€™t say where and who. โ€œAt the same time, I donโ€™t want to say nothingโ€™s going to happen then you see something break in the next couple of days so Iโ€™ll sit on the fence.โ€ โ€œ[Cameron Archerโ€™s] doing very well. โ€œIโ€™m talking really close to him at the moment about certain situations. I maybe could have put him on the pitch [vs Crystal Palace]. But weโ€™ll do the right thing for Cameron in the short term. โ€œThe windowโ€™s still open. Heโ€™s very much a part of what weโ€™re trying to do here. Heโ€™s a massive talent and we love the kid but weโ€™ll do the right thing by him in the coming days.โ€ โ€œVery much so [heโ€™ll play at Bolton]โ€ฆ But thereโ€™s also a chance that he might not be involved at all so Iโ€™ll leave you with that one!โ€ โ€œListen, everyone will want to play in this game. Iโ€™m sure they will, especially after the feeling of losing [vs Crystal Palace]. Weโ€™ll dust ourselves down from the result and we will be strong, weโ€™ll pick a strong team. โ€œI think when the TV cameras come to games like this you know what the outside world are afterโ€ฆ We need to respect that and protect ourselves from that. We need to bounce back from [Crystal Palace] and put ourselves into the next round. Thatโ€™s the next challenge for the players and weโ€™ll treat this game with serious importance. โ€œThere will be changes, of course, because the game is close enough for us to try and freshen it up and energise the squad and the team. There wonโ€™t be wholesale changes and there wonโ€™t be, โ€˜Oh itโ€™s the League Cup, letโ€™s make all kinds of changesโ€™. Weโ€™ll be strong.โ€ Steven Gerrard. --- Post Match โ€œIโ€™m trying to do the best things to win football matches. โ€œIโ€™m trying to use the squad at the right times. โ€œIโ€™m trying to play the people that deserve to play but itโ€™s not my job to give minutes, itโ€™s their job to earn minutes and to show me they deserve minutes and, if they do that, theyโ€™ll play. โ€œ[West Ham is] a huge game for us at the weekend and we can go into that with a bit more confidence and belief. Weโ€™re at home with our fans behind us and, if we manage to achieve what we want to achieve, it will settle a few things down.โ€ โ€œLudaโ€™s [Ludwig Augustinsson] got a bit of a tweak in his knee but should be available for the weekend all being well. โ€œItโ€™s not a serious one but there was no need to take a risk on that. Sanson and Nakamba are fine.โ€ โ€œYou are always looking for the right reaction and response. โ€œThe players and I know that the performance and result at the weekend were not good enough. โ€œWe set them a challenge to qualify for the next round and put themselves in the best possible place for West Ham. โ€œThat is a huge game for us now at the weekend but we can go there now with a bit more confidence and belief. โ€œWeโ€™re at home with our fans behind us and if we manage to achieve what we want to achieve, it will settle a few things down. โ€œWe expected Bolton to be extremely motivated. โ€œWe knew they would come out of the blocks really fast but I always believe in the quality we have got. We knew we would have big moments and 4-1 was a good reaction.โ€ Steven Gerrard.

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