Aston Villa will host Burnley at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, with the Premier League still under the control of a coronavirus. The current fixture will continue.
Aston Villa won Tuesday night against Norwich 2-0. However, Burnley’s clash with Watford was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus.
The recent form of Team
Villa had to close their training grounds on Sunday because of a coronavirus epidemic in their team. However, Steven Gerrard’s side was able to take to Carrow Road on Tuesday to face Norwich. They won a 2-0 victory thanks to goals by Ollie Watkins and Jacob Ramsey.
The game will proceed as planned, except for any further outbreaks on Friday and Saturday. However, some key players and first-team coaches will not be present again.
Villa are in great form since Gerrard became manager. The former Liverpool captain led his side to four wins from six Premier League matches while suffering two defeats. This has put them at 10th place in the table, with 22 points from 17 games.
The hosts are only three points behind Tottenham Hotspur’s seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur despite having three games in hand and the London club being badly affected by COVID-19.
Villa only took one point from their games against Burnley, but the two teams played out a goalless draw in Villa Park before the Clarets won 3-1 at Turf Moor.
Burnley has a coronavirus case in their team. However, their home match against Watford was delayed a few hours before kickoff because of a positive result from the visitors.
The Clarets are now out of action following Sunday’s 0-0 draw against West Ham United. Sean Dyche’s team has scored points in four of their five Premier League games.
Burnley has won one, drawn eight, and lost six of 15 league games this season. They have earned 11 points which put them 18th in the table, two places behind Watford.
Dyche’s men will play Everton on Boxing Day, before visiting Manchester United on Dec 30. The Clarets don’t want to be in the relegation area going into 2022.
They are currently at the bottom of this table with a record of six losses. This is behind Norwich City, which has lost 11 of their 11 games.
News from the team
After news broke that four of the four coronavirus-positive individuals had been confirmed, Jed Steele and Morgan Sansone, Keenan Davies, did not play for Villa At Carrow Road.
Marvelous Nakamba and Bertrand Traore are both injured. However, Matty Cash and Emiliano Buendia, EzriKonsa, and Ashley Young should be available, despite minor problems against Norwich.
Kani Chukwuemeka, an Academy graduate, could play in his second Premier League match of the season. The youngster could join Buendia or Watkins in a front three. Danny Ince is also in contention for a place in the final three.
Dyche has not yet named a Burnley player who has tested positive. However, Ashley Barnes will be out due to injury. There are also doubts about the availability of Connor Roberts or Dale Stephens.
Maxwell Cornett will be able to recover from a thigh injury and play in the final third with Chris Wood. Josh Brownhill will move into midfield.
The backline will remain the same with James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, and Matthew Lowton at center-back, and Charlie Taylor at full-back.
The likely starting lineup for Aston Villa.
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Lewis, Ramsey; Chukwumka, Watkins, Buendia
Burnley’s probable starting lineup.
Pope; Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeill; Wood, Cornett