Aston Villa Team News
- Out: Leon Bailey, Jed Steer
- Doubt: Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara, Matty Cash
Veteran Spanish manager Unai Emery has made good on his body of work across a special career after his arrival at Aston Villa has ushered in a revival at Villa Park that could end in European football next season after the Villains have been tailored into one of the form sides in the Premier League. The Birmingham side has won five straight in the league and come into the weekend against a foundering Brentford that has lost three on the spin, with points on offer in the capital
Emery will clash with Thomas Frank without the services of Jamaican international winger Leon Bailey due to a hamstring injury with no scheduled return in sight, while Jed Steer remains sidelined with an injury and comes in as the only other guaranteed absence. Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara, and Matty Cash are all facing late assessments as they recover from their own fitness gripes and it remains unclear who may be passed fit for the trip to London.