All clubs involved in the relegation fight have all played their part in Matchday 30. Who’s winning the battle?
The Premier League is back in business with the relegation-threatened side, Aston Villa, taking on European spot competitor, Sheffield United. The game ended in a stalemate, having no effect on the dynamics of the Premier League table.
This fixture was one of two matches that were the catchup of Matchday 29. The other being the 3-0 Man City win over Arsenal in a David Luiz special. With every club playing at least one game after the resumption, we can conclude that there are no significant changes in the table.
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With players being rusty for a while without any footballing action, it can be assumed that the relegation battle will be intense in the upcoming game weeks. In this article, we will discuss how the relegation battling sides fared in their respective games.
1. Aston Villa
At Villa Park, Aston Villa was able to muster a solitary point from the stalemate against Sheffield United in the first fixture of Project Restart. A controversial disallow of the goal at Villa Park for Sheffield United resulted in a massive cry from fans over the goal-line technology and use of VAR in the Premier League.
In their second game after the restart, Aston Villa looked promising against Chelsea and went a goal ahead at half time. However, the crucial goals from Christian Pulisic and Oliver Giroud denied even a single point for Aston Villa, as Chelsea won the game by a scoreline of 2-1.
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With time ticking, Aston Villa has to perform consistently, or else they might end up playing Championship again in 2020/21. They stay in 19th with 26 points.