Plenty of Aston Villa supporters have been reacting to Ashley Preece’s predicted XI for the game against West Ham this weekend.
Villa play host to David Moyes’ side, who have just come off the back of dumping holders Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup.
Should Smith return to a back four?
No, stick with a back three!
The reliable reporter has tipped Smith to return to a back four, with Leon Bailey and Jacob Ramsey coming in for Axel Tuanzebe and Emiliano Buendia.
That would allow Smith to go with a 4-3-3 system, with Ollie Watkins out on the left and Douglas Luiz holding in front of a back four.
Villa fans react
This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply to Preece’s Twitter post, with some picking out Tyrone Mings for criticism and another labelling the decision to play Buendia centrally as opposed to out wide as ‘bizarre’.
“Mings only had 4 yellow cards all last season and already has four this… I’m not entirely sure what that says, but it isn’t positive.”
“All Norwich fans said to us Buendia has to play on the wing and yet we’ve played him in the middle, really bizarre.”
“9 games and already 1 yellow away from a ban.. makes that ridiculous time wasting a bit more ridiculous.”
“No Buendia… there is a surprise! Pathetic agenda against him despite not playing in his favoured (or most used to) position or formation. Grealish was right…”
“Definitely useful for Mings to have a game out. He’s been a liability this season. Needless fouls, constantly giving the ball away, regularly out of position. I close my eyes when the ball comes near him at the moment.”
“Mings should be dropped but he won’t be”
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