Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez could make his new club debut in this match after Aston Villa spent $ 22 million to recruit him from Arsenal.
This is Villa’s third major signing after Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash. The 3-1 victory over Burton at the League Cup on September 16, when Watkins scored his first goal for the club, showed that Dean Smith’s teachers and students were ready for the Premier League match.
In addition to the rookies mentioned above, the Villa Park home team is pursuing Bertrand Traore and Milot Rashica. Villa looks fresh and fresh after escaping last season’s relegation battle.
Sheffield United lost 0-2 in their opening game against Wolves, as they conceded two goals in the first six minutes of the first half. They then went on to lose to Burnley in the penalty shootout and were eliminated from the League Cup. Chris Wilder hopes to celebrate his 100th career win this weekend. But to do that, he needs to improve his creativity in attack. Against Wolves, Sheffield United held more ball, finished more but hit the target only once.
Wolves – Man City: 2:15 pm Tuesday, September 22
Man City started the season with a difficult trip to forecast many difficulties at Wolves Stadium. This is the opponent that Pep Guardiola and his students have lost in the last three encounters. Last season, two defeats against Wolves contributed to Man City’s breathlessness in the championship race with Liverpool.
Guardiola’s army won five matches at the end of last season, scoring 21 goals and keeping four clean sheets of them. But the confidence Guardiola is building could be ruined if they leave Wolves in the way. It is entirely possible because Man City is having a crisis in the center position.
Aymeric Laporte was positive for nCoV while John Stones was eliminated from England in two games against Iceland and Denmark in the Nations League due to not being physically fit. Guardiola may have to rely on Nicolas Otamendi – who had been substituted for the last six games last season – and rookie Nathan Ake.
On the contrary, this is an opportunity for Ake to prove his ability, thereby competing for the main kick after moving from Bournemouth. The 25-year-old midfielder kicked in both matches for the Netherlands earlier this month. Appearing in the squad of a championship candidate has been a desire of Ake since his time with Chelsea.