Kevin Phillips has been discussing the ongoing fixture postponements due to Aston Villa’s training ground outbreak. He believes this will be a big blow for the club for one key reason.
What Phillips had to say about Villa
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “It is a massive blow. They were in such great form and every player was playing to their full potential. It is such a shame.
“Villa are one of those teams who I really enjoy to watch, the most out of any team in the Premier League over the past couple of months actually.
“They create so many chances, they excite me. To have another game postponed and players not being able to train, it is worrying.
“Hopefully, it does not have a knock-on effect for when they do resume and start playing. I hope they get a bit more notice than Fulham did before their next game.”
It has been a very hard time for the club
The severity of the club’s situation was shown when the club had to play their academy side in the FA Cup third round against a near full strength Liverpool team.
The fact of the matter is that until this outbreak is sorted out, the club could be putting other sides in the division at jeopardy if they play against them, so it’s right that the games don’t go ahead, but that will only cause further fixture congestion for Villa down the line.
It is hard to disagree with Phillips, who says it is a ‘shame’ and a ‘massive blow’ for the club. Their form has been great this season. They have only lost once in their last five games (SofaScore) and they sit eight in the division with two games in hand.
These necessary postponements have stopped the momentum that the club had and we will have to wait and see whether Dean Smith can get his squad back to their best after such an unprecedented break in their campaign.
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