Villa aim to build on feel-good factor

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2021/22 English Premier League

Matchday 15 of 38

Aston Villa vs Leicester City 

Villa Park 
Birmingham, England
Sunday, 05 December 2021 
Kick-off is at 17:30  

Aston Villa will be aiming to build on the feel-good factor rekindled by new manager Steven Gerrard when they host Leicester City at Villa Park in a 2021/22 English Premier League match on Sunday. 

Brendan Rodgers
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Villa head into back-to-back home matches against Manchester City and Leicester on the back of successive league wins. 

"Our first half performance was superb. In the second half we had to dig in a little bit, roll our sleeves up and suffer at times," said Gerrard following their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. 

“That’s what you’ve got to do in this league, especially in environments like this where it’s tough.

“I’m really proud of the players and their effort and application. They deserve all the plaudits that are going to come their way, but we’re not going to be able to enjoy it for too long," he added. 
Leicester snapped their winless run in the league with a 4-2 win over Watford before away matches against Southampton and Villa this week. 

"It was an excellent performance considering the conditions," Brendan Rodgers told
LCFC TV after their win over the Hornets. "The players played the conditions really well. It was difficult to see from the side and I think for the players in the game, but the concentration from both sets of players was very good. We stayed focused and got the job done.

"You can see the mentality of the team with the fourth goal. Overall, I’m very, very pleased with the result, it’s a very good performance, but there’s still elements in there where we can be better, of course. It’s a very important three points."

James Maddison
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The two teams shared the spoils over two matches last season, both winning away from home. Villa won 1-0 at King Power Stadium before Leicester returned the favour with a 2-1 victory at Villa Park. 

Aston Villa vs Leicester City head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 89
Aston Villa wins: 29
Leicester City wins: 37
Draws: 23

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 15: 

Saturday, 04 December 
13:30 - West Ham United vs Chelsea 
16:00 - Newcastle United vs Burnley 
16:00 - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool 
16:00 - Southampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion 
18:30 - Watford vs Manchester City 
Sunday, 05 December 
15:00 - Leeds United vs Brentford 
15:00 - Manchester United vs Crystal Palace 
15:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City 
17:30 - Aston Villa vs Leicester City 
Monday, 06 December 
21:00 - Everton vs Arsenal 

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Published: 12/03/2021