Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers: Updates, team news and prediction

The prediction part isn't coming from me. I've learnt over the years not to predict. Hope, expect, but not predict. So your predictions are wanted below in the comments, if only to see if anyone gets it right. I expect a win though and I fancy we will get it, because of where Blackburn are and because of the squad and manager we now have.

But that's as good as me predicting but come on, there isn't a bookmaker in the land that thinks we're not going to win.


But that can only happen if the manager gets it right and the players are up for it. I guess this is when the Championship players that are proven come into their own. Today it's about getting it right - this match is ours to lose. These are the matches where you find out what players are going to do a job for you.

So this is going to be a short post as the match kicks off in five hours and there is little more I can write. I could tell you that Ayew is banned and that Grealish is back in content or that Gestede is going to play against the side we purchased him from, but you know all of this.

Updates and team news

What you don't know is the team and when that comes out someone will mention it, but I intended on adding it right here. And during the match there might even be the odd link or update below.

So this is end end for now. I'll leave you with this.

Video of the day

The players

The team to face Blackburn Rowvers is Gollini Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi, Jedinak, Gardner, Adomah, Grealish, McCormack and Kodjia. On the bench we have Bunn, Elphick, Tshibola, Agbonlahor, Gestede, Westwood and Cissokho.