Aston Villa manager Dean Smith believes John McGinn may require more protection from referees after being “targeted” during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith insists there is no mental block for his players when they hit the front after they twice lost the lead to be held to a draw at home to Burnley.
Chris Wood headed home a late equaliser as Burnley twice came from behind to deny Aston Villa a second Premier League win of the season.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is expected to make wholesale changes again for his side’s home game against Burnley.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith played down the headbutt incident involving Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi after his players shook hands in the dressing room at half-time.
West Ham were unable to give Manuel Pellegrini three points on his 66th birthday but the Hammers boss will have been pleased by how his side battled for a goalless draw with 10 men at Aston Villa.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has vowed to adopt a positive approach to stay in the Premier League.
Jack Grealish returns to Premier League action hoping to better his favourite year in football to date.
Aston Villa will be without striker Jonathan Kodjia when they take on West Ham on Monday.
Dean Smith admits Aston Villa must prove themselves in the Premier League again after their 2-0 win over Everton.
Aston Villa won their first Premier League game since February 2016 after Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi struck to sink Everton.