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Concern for Aston Villa as explanation provided for Douglas Luiz’s absence vs West Ham

Concern for Aston Villa as explanation provided for Douglas Luiz’s absence vs West Ham

 

An insight into the absence of key midfielder Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa’s squad to face West Ham United has been provided online this evening.

Johnson breaks the deadlock

Dean Smith’s men are locked in action at present, in the last of the day’s Premier League fixtures.

On the back of a trio of successive defeats since the international break, the Claret and Blue welcomed high-flying West Ham to Villa Park, eyeing a return to winning ways.

As things stand in Aston, however, the hosts only look set to slip to a 4th-straight loss.

This comes with West Ham in front on the scoreboard, owing to a fine left-footed strike on the part of up-and-coming full-back Ben Johnson:

Luiz latest

As outlined above, though, amid another testing evening thus far, the current score at Villa Park marks only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems facing Dean Smith’s side.

This comes with the latest matchday squad called upon by Sunday’s hosts having featured a pair of altogether noteworthy omissions.

The players to have missed out? Danny Ings and Douglas Luiz:

And the hours since have seen explanations provided for the absence of both Villa stars.

As per Premier League injury analyst Ben Dinnery, Ings, as reported elsewhere, has picked up a hamstring injury.

Luiz, meanwhile, could too be facing a spell out of action, with the Brazilian midfielder understood to be sidelined for ‘Covid-related’ reasons:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4