Aston Villa star fires ‘trouble’ warning ahead of Crystal Palace visit in the Premier League
Aston Villa are confident they can beat Palace and continue their recent improvement under Unai Emery.
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Villa are looking forward to recording back-to-back league wins after beating Everton last weekend while Palace, who come into the game on the back of an impressive draw against Liverpool will be hoping for their first three points of the year.
The Eagles have recorded just six league wins all season but are just a place behind Villa on the league table. The south London side will also hope that they can recall top goalscorer Wilfried Zaha who has missed the last four games due to a hamstring injury.
But Villa captain John McGinn says they’re in a good place despite Palace having some really dangerous players.
McGinn is quoted by South London Press: “A tough one. We have got a reasonably good record against Palace at Villa Park.
“They’re a team that can cause you a lot of problems on their day.Eze, Olise and Zaha are players that can trouble any team in the league. We have got to respect them, the same way every team in this league deserves respect.
“But if we play to our best, we know it’s a game we can get three points from. It’s a key game for us.
“We know that they are right up our backsides, so if we get the three points, we know it will be huge in the context of the season. We know how important it is.”
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira will speak to the press this afternoon where he will provide updates on the fitness of Zaha before they depart for Villa later today.