Brentford travel to Aston Villa's fabled Villa Park on Saturday afternoon yet to taste defeat since their return to the top flight. Thomas Frank, the former assistant to his opposing manager on the weekend, has resisted the urge to alter his Premier League starting XI so far. The Dane's reliance on his chosen lineup in the league was justified by the scare his much-changed side were dealt in the EFL Cup against fourth-tier Forest Green Rovers in midweek.
A weakened Aston Villa were knocked out of the League Cup by European Champions Chelsea after losing 4-3 on penalties at Stamford Bridge. Dean Smith made wholesale changes to his side with only two...
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the squad for the League Cup defeat against West Ham during the week