Aston Villa

Benteke edges closer to return

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could make his first Premier League appearances in nearly six months this weekend as he continues his comeback from an Achilles injury.

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa

Chelsea romped to a routine 3-0 victory against Aston Villa on Saturday thanks to goals by Oscar, Diego Costa and Willian.

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host fellow high flyers Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

Villa virus fears ease

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hopeful of having a full squad at his disposal this weekend after a virus swept through the club last week.

Agbonlahor up for Benteke fight

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor admits it's up to his manager to decide whether to drop him when Christian Benteke returns from injury.

Benteke on the comeback trail

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is remaining coy over the possibility of striker Christian Benteke making a return from injury against Chelsea on Saturday.

Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal strolled to a 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday, with all three goals coming in five first-half minutes at Villa Park.

Cissokho grateful to Lambert

French full-back Aly Cissokho has revealed that he joined Aston Villa because manager Paul Lambert "is very interesting".

Aston Villa v Arsenal

Arsenal will be hoping to keep pace at the top of the standings when they travel to Villa Park to face a high-flying Aston Villa on Saturday.

Lambert signs new deal

Paul Lambert has committed his future to Aston Villa by putting pen to a contract extension which will keep him at Villa Park until June 2018.

Hutton agrees new Villa deal

Alan Hutton has been handed a new long-term deal at Aston Villa, after previously being frozen out by manager Paul Lambert.

Benteke boost for Villa

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke took a big step on the road to recovery on Monday when he returned to training after an absence of nearly five months.

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the only goal of the game as Aston Villa held on for a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Cleverley: United career over

Tom Cleverley has admitted his United career is over, but insists he is "happy to get away from some of the negativity" he felt at Old Trafford.

Liverpool v Aston VIlla

Liverpool and Aston Villa have both enjoyed productive starts to the season, but that trend is likely to end for one of the clubs come Saturday.

Table

English Barclays Premier League, Season 2013/2014

  Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 6 16
2 Southampton 6 13
3 Manchester City 6 11
4 Arsenal 6 10
5 Swansea City 6 10
6 Aston Villa 6 10
7 Manchester United 6 8
8 Tottenham Hotspur 6 8
9 Crystal Palace 6 8
10 West Bromwich Albion 6 8
11 Stoke City 6 8
12 Leicester City 6 8
13 West Ham United 6 7
14 Liverpool 6 7
15 Everton 6 6
16 Hull City 6 6
17 Sunderland 6 5
18 Queens Park Rangers 6 4
19 Newcastle United 6 3
20 Burnley 6 3
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Results
South African ABSA Premier League
Sunday 28th September
Polokwane City 0 - 3 Mamelodi Sundowns
Platinum Stars 0 - 0 University Of Pretoria
Saturday 27th September
Supersport United 3 - 0 Bloemfontein Celtic
Free State Stars 3 - 2 Moroka Swallows
Mpumalanga Black Aces 1 - 0 Ajax Cape Town

Barclays Premier League
Monday 29th September
Stoke City 1 - 0 Newcastle United
Sunday 28th September
West Bromwich Albion 4 - 0 Burnley
Saturday 27th September
Southampton 2 - 1 Queens Park Rangers
Arsenal 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea City
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