This article forms part of our Last Time Out feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player fared against his team’s next opponent the last time the two sides faced off.
Aston Villa will be pleased with their Carabao Cup run despite it ending in miserable fashion following defeat to Manchester City in the final at Wembley.
The Villans had some great results, including that dramatic 2-1 win over Leicester City in the semi-final second leg where defender Matt Targett played exceptionally well. So when Brendan Rodgers’ men welcome Dean Smith’s side to the King Power tomorrow, the 24-year-old is undoubtedly a player who they will need to be wary of.
Targett, of course, scored the first goal in that 2-1 victory and was a menace overall down that left flank. According to WhoScored, the left-back made four key passes — the most on the pitch — and completed both of the dribbles he attempted. With three, only Keinan Davis registered more on the night.
The former Southampton man also attempted six crosses, the most in his team, though only one was successful. Still, that and the above shows that he is a full-back who loves to get forward, so Ricardo Pereira and the attacker ahead of him need to be cautious.
If not, Targett could be in for another good night as Aston Villa look to get some points on the board in their bid for survival.
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