Aston Villa: Big player not needed, Emery could cut losses in January

Diego Carlos’ departure from Aston Villa imminent, Unai Emery doesn’t need him at Villa Park

Aston Villa are thriving under talented manager Unai Emery and have completely transformed the Midlands club.

They currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, with seven wins in ten games so far.
The dugout man has put together a very talented squad, but there are a number of players the Spaniard has not brought to Villa Park.

One of those players is centre-back Diego Carlos, who arrived last summer under then-manager Steven Gerrard.

According to Sky Sports (June 2, 2022), Villa paid £26 million to bring the central defender from Sevilla to England.

An unfortunate Achilles injury ended his debut season, with the Brazilian making just three appearances in his final game.

However, he has since recovered and returned to action, with ten appearances to his name in all competitions this season.
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But there are still many minutes left in the Premier League, with Carlos favorite in the Europa Conference League. And while he is a great option in that league, the player may not want to play a reserve role for much longer.

Carlos has only been given 90 minutes twice in the Premier League this season, most recently in the 1-1 draw against Wolves last month. In that game, he didn’t win any of his three matches, dribbled twice and lost possession six times, according to Sofascore.

In contrast, fellow centre-backs Ezri Konsa and Pau Torres impressed in that match, with the former making three clearances and a key pass, while the latter also made a key pass, winning his only aerial duel and also scoring his club’s only goal. [Bank Score].

Emery should really cut his losses and move Carlos in January, with Konsa, Torres, Tyrone Mings and even Calum Chambers still available for manager if the Brazilian leaves Villa Park.

Tribute to Adam Johnson planned for Nottingham Forest-Aston Villa

The latest Aston Villa news concerns tributes expected for Nottingham Panthers ice hockey player Adam Johnson during the Premier League match at the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest fans are staging a tribute to ice hockey player Adam Johnson at the start of the second half of the Premier League match against Aston Villa this weekend.

Johnson, who joined the Nottingham Panthers from the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer, died last weekend after colliding with an ice hockey skate during the Challenge Cup match between the Panthers and Sheffield Steelers in South Yorkshire.

The police are investigating the accident. The situation has also led the English Ice Hockey Association to issue safety advice to all members on the use of neck protectors.

Tributes have been paid at the Nottingham Panthers ground and Forest fans are now staging their own tribute when Villa travel to the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Fans on Facebook staged a minute’s applause in the 47th minute of the Premier League match – the number the 29-year-old wore for the Panthers. Forest are also said to have discussed honors for the match.

Forest’s rivals Notts County have announced they will applaud for a minute ahead of their FA Cup clash against Crawley Town on Saturday.

Reds and Villa fans will look to come together and pay their own tributes in the second half. Both teams enter the match in contrasting form.

Villa are in fifth place after their 3-1 win over Luton Town in their last match.

Forest have now gone six games without a win. Steve Cooper’s men suffered a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in their final game on Sunday afternoon.
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