Sunday, 22 October 2023
West Ham United
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩
Villa's first win against West Ham since 2015 comes in their 11th straight home league win as Douglas Luiz scores for the sixth successive game at Villa Park. Run.
West Ham United
Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 30' | John McGinn | 74' | Youri Tielemans | 89' |
Douglas Luiz, a brace and another dazzling performance amongst many
⚽ | 30’ Goal, 1-0, Douglas Luiz, Assist by Ollie Watkins
🕒 | 45’+3 HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United
🎥 | 50’ Penalty, VAR confirms penalty to Villa
⚽ | 51’ Goal, 2-0, Douglas Luiz, penalty
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 2-1, West Ham United, Pau Torres o.g.
⚽ | 74’ Goal, 3-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by John McGinn
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Nicolò Zaniolo, Sub on, Leon Bailey
🔁 | 85’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 4-1, Leon Bailey, Assist by Youri Tielemans
🕒 | 90’+8 FT Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham United
ON THIS DAY
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).
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
West Ham United
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
UEFA Conference League: 🏆
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 2022-23
West Ham United
Previous 5 vs. West Ham: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨
Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #41 |
Sunday, 22 October 2023
Attendance | 41,734 |
Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: David Coote | 🏴 | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 4.30pm
Half Time Score: 🟩 1-0
Full Time Result: 🟩 Won
Full Time Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩
Referee: David Coote | 🏴 | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 28 May 23 Villa 2-1 Brighton (h)
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Mark Scholes.
Fourth official: Thomas Bramall.
VAR: Chris Kavanagh.
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.
Nicolò Zaniolo replaces Diego Carlos as Villa attempt to beat West Ham for the first time since May 2015.
Squad Average Age: | 27.19 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 26.85 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.35 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.61 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.16 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 23.93 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | 33.25 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | 18.08 |
Oldest Substitute: M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 26.48 |
Youngest Substitute: W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 26.22 |
Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |
David Moyes | 🏴 |
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 | 🏴 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
West Ham United
GK Alphonse Areola | 🇫🇷 |
LB Emerson | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 |
CB Kurt Zouma | 🇫🇷 |
CB Nayef Aguerd | 🇲🇦 |
RB Vladimir Coufal | 🇨🇿 |
M Edson Álvarez | 🇲🇽 |
M James Ward-Prowse | 🏴 |
M Tomas Soucek | 🇨🇿 | 🔁 |
M Lucas Paquetá | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
W Jarrod Bowen | 🏴 | ⚽ |
CF Michail Antonio | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | for M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 76’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 85’ |
🔁 | M Mohammed Kudus | 🇬🇭 | for M Tomas Soucek | 🇨🇿 | 67’ |
🔁 | CF Danny Ings (ex) | 🏴 | for M Lucas Paquetá | 🇧🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | M Pablo Fornals | 🇪🇸 | for CF Michail Antonio | 🇯🇲 | 90’ |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |
F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 |
GK Lukasz Fabianski | 🇵🇱 |
CB Konstantinos Mavropanos | 🇬🇷 |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | 🇮🇹 |
CB Thilo Kehrer | 🇩🇪 |
W Saïd Benrahma | 🇩🇿 |
CF Divin Mubama | 🏴 |
1st XI Cost: £193.58m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 3/11
Subs Cost: £28.80m
Team Cost: £222.38m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 3/13
Matchday Squad Cost: £278.78m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 5/20
Total Squad Cost: £380.20m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 13/33
GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.00m |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | £28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | £27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴 | Free |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | Loan |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴 | £2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Free |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | Loan |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | £47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £12.02m |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴 | £30.60m |
F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | £0.60m |
1st XI Cost: £224.73m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Subs Cost: £74.11m
Team Cost: £298.84m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 3/14
Matchday Squad Cost: £364.32m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 4/20
Total Squad Cost: £397.12m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 9/27
GK Lukasz Fabianski | 🇵🇱 | £7.20m |
GK Alphonse Areola | 🇫🇷 | Free |
CB Kurt Zouma | 🇫🇷 | £31.50m |
CB Nayef Aguerd | 🇲🇦 | £31.00m |
CB Konstantinos Mavropanos | 🇬🇷 | £17.09m |
CB Thilo Kehrer | 🇩🇪 | £10.80m |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | 🇮🇹 | £9.90m |
LB Emerson | 🇮🇹 | £13.86m |
RB Vladimir Coufal | 🇨🇿 | £5.40m |
M Lucas Paquetá | 🇧🇷 | £38.00m |
M Mohammed Kudus | 🇬🇭 | £36.91m |
M Edson Álvarez | 🇲🇽 | £32.72m |
M James Ward-Prowse | 🏴 | £29.95m |
M Pablo Fornals | 🇪🇸 | £25.20m |
M Tomas Soucek | 🇨🇿 | £14.58m |
W Saïd Benrahma | 🇩🇿 | £20.79m |
W Jarrod Bowen | 🏴 | £19.17m |
CF Danny Ings | 🏴 | £12.00m |
CF Michail Antonio | 🇯🇲 | £8.55m |
CF Divin Mubama | 🏴 | Youth |
Injury | 6 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | Knee
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴 | Unknown
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴 | ACL
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | Thigh
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴 | Ankle / Foot
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | Unknown
Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | 🏴 | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | 🏴 | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Nice
M Finn Azaz | 🏴 | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | 🇳🇱 | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | Al-Duhail
Injury | 0 |
Out on Loan | 2 |
M Flynn Downes | 🏴 |
M Andy Irving | 🏴 |
GK : Goalkeeper
LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back
CB, D : Centre Back, Defender
M, W : Midfielder. Winger
F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
Possession F | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 15
"For our players who were playing for their national teams, I was very happy for Watkins.
"For him [McGinn] and for his national team, and for Austin [MacPhee] it is very important and I am happy for them.
"Of course, Pau Torres, he knows me. I know him before and wanted to meet again. I believe in his potential and I want to exploit it. I think in my idea, my style, his qualities and his skills are very important.
"Lenglet and Pau Torres are both the players who have come in for Tyrone Mings and added his characteristics. Playing a lot of matches like we are playing and like I want to play, they’re important left-footed players building up with the ball and of defensively as well, trying to get our performance always in the adaptation of Premier League. The advantage he has, Lenglet, is that he played here before. The adaptation of Pau is going really well.
“[West Ham will be a] very difficult football match. I respect West Ham, the players, the club, Moyes, and I think they are being like last year or two years ago. Defensively very strong and their commitment, structure, is really strong.
"They have added this year keeping ball possession and better than last year. They are playing comfortable and they are feeling confident playing this year I think better than last year. It will be a very difficult match, they are two points behind us. They were the team who struggled last year in the Premier League, but they were successful in Europa Conference League.
"This year I think they are doing one step ahead trying to get top 10 position and I think they can maybe be in the top six. That is the reason why it is very important.
"They were being a very organised team defensively. They are difficult to break their structure defensively. Their transition is one of the best of the Premier League teams. They are keep possession more than they were doing and they are comfortable doing it, successful as well taking different points in matches.
"The last match away against Liverpool was really very good performance they had, not winning, but they deserved more than they did. As well playing in Europe they were winning their last game, not only playing defensively strong, they are playing now feeling good and with skilful players, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta is playing well, Antonio is strong in transition. Defensively they are being very strong. They have a strong structure, even offensively they are getting better.
“We are not thinking what we did. We are focused on what we can do and how we can improve and how we are going to face the next match. We are going to share it with the fans. Villa Park is special. Each match is a big challenge to keep the same level we are taking there.
"We have to adapt playing on Saturday and Sunday. Of course, 24 hours is better for the players who were a long way away. From Argentina and Colombia we have some players [come back] on Wednesday on Thursday they were with us and I am thinking the best is to adapt quick.
"Yes, I tried in the pre-season and I am trying now as well to play with two or three centre-backs, but the structure is not changing. The structure is to always stay in the same way, to play with two or three centre-backs, trying to build-up with four.
"We can take different spaces with the ball, without the ball. We can be in a medium block defensively, but I want to add one player more as well thinking in our structure for set-pieces. In the idea we are building, we are not changing with two or three.
“We must be demanding to improve. There are seven teams who are clear contenders for the top seven. We are one team, like Brighton, like West Ham. We are trying to get European positions and trying to be inside those teams and we are one of them.
"Myself, I am very demanding and the players are demanding trying to push the club, increasing our level to be a contender progressively to be with those teams. That is my ambition and objective to get there being a contender progressively more. I think not now, but in our process to be in the top seven, or top eight, being a contender for those positions."
Unai Emery, pre-match.
“We tried to motivate as well with West Ham in two ways. One is that they were behind us in the table, two points behind us. Today was very important how we were facing and finishing the match.
"The second was thinking and reminding the players of the last matches we played here, Emi Martinez, Watkins, Konsa, McGinn, they were not being successful against them [West Ham] and trying to change it. They did it.
"We want to build a strong structure and the consequences are then to have an idea, style very clear and being comfortable doing it. We want to play with good positioning and playing in the same idea. Then, being competitive and respecting them when we need to do it.
"The response has been fantastic and the fans as well, they are understanding our way and our idea. They are being patient and I think the process is going in the right way. Hopefully we can keep it for a long time. It will be very difficult. In the end we won 4-1, but every match they are demanding from us a lot.
"Zaniolo I think played very well today. His adaptation is going well. It’s not easy to introduce him in this squad, in this starting XI. It’s the same for Carlos, Lenglet, Youri, the new players. I am happy with them and I am practicing every day on the training ground.
"We want to build here and to create a great atmosphere with our supporters, transmitting their wishes. Of course, that’s to win and to build a strong structure offensively and defensively, also creating one structure playing in the idea we are doing.
"Every player as well has an objective. Douglas Luiz to improve, to score goals. For example, today he shoots very well and scores, but he shoots and the goalkeeper saved before. In Wolverhampton, he had two very good option as well at the edge of the box and he didn’t score. We spoke about it. We said ‘Douglas we need more, because you are getting there and you have to connect better’.
"He did it today and that’s the improvement I am proud of. When he scored two goals I was feeling a little bit that he relaxed, he lost two balls on the pitch and I was very demanding with him.
"I like to score goals. I like to score them through keeping clean sheets and being defensively strong. Today we concede one goal. Not only the strikers as well, Douglas Luiz. It’s very important for other players, Bailey, Tielemans, they must do a good impact when they play minutes.
“We are trying to connect them practicing a lot and we are trying to work each one individually thinking each skill, quality, how we can link better as possible. Really, they are being and feeling good together playing. We have to add Jhon Duran, Leon Bailey as well. Zaniolo is playing left, Ramsey we are waiting for. Everybody has to practice a lot when they are not playing.
"It’s 38 matches. We lost in Newcastle 5-1, we lost to Liverpool 3-0. We are not going to play them again. I prefer to speak about the matches we won and played well, but I have to speak about the matches we lost. This is the balance.
"It’s clear for me that we have to be very demanding, building a strong mentality and 35 players, each one he has character and personality. I have to be very demanding with each one. Some players like Watkins, he is very committed with his work every day, practicing every day trying to improve. He wants every day to do analysis and to add more work on the pitch every day. That is the mentality I want.
"There are seven teams as contenders in front of us. We are after seven teams. They are Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.
“I respect him [Dean Smith] a lot. I know he is from here. He was the coach when they were promoted to the Premier League again. I played Aston Villa when he was a coach and I respect him a lot. He is an Aston Villa supporter as well.”
Unai Emery, post match.