Two of the clubs playing their part in the latest round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday have been dealt blows on the personnel front.
First up came Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
The Claret and Blue are currently locked in a meeting with Norwich City, a goal to the good courtesy of a strike on the part of hitman Ollie Watkins.
This only came moments after something of a dampener was put on Villa’s afternoon, though, when wide-man Leon Bailey was forced to limp out of proceedings with what appeared to be a muscular issue.
Danny Ings, meanwhile, was introduced in his place.
Steven Gerrard is forced into his first change…
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 30, 2022
Semedo forced off
As alluded to above, though, Aston Villa are not the only Premier League club to have seen their personnel ranks dealt something of a blow amidst Saturday’s action.
The other? Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bruno Lage’s men have endured an afternoon to forget thus far, trailing Brighton & Hove Albion by two goals to nil at Molineux, owing to strikes on the part of Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard.
Not only that, but they have also seen a key member of the club’s squad forced to succumb to a fresh fitness issue.
The problem in question arrived shortly after the interval, when Nelson Semedo went to ground in evident distress with what was understood to be a hamstring injury.
Jonny, in turn, was thrown into the fray, as Semedo faces up to a potentially lengthy spell on the sidelines.
— Wolves (@Wolves) April 30, 2022
This article was edited by Ben Browning.
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