Aston Villa will face Derby County at Wembley Stadium, in London, in the English Championship Play-Offs Final. Aston Villa vs Derby County is the match with the big interest after their last match in Championship.
For both clubs that could be the moment of the season, as they can play next year in one of the most prestigious leagues of the World – Premier League. Most interesting, that two ex-Chelsea legends John Terry and Frank Lampard will face each other in this game. There are chances to see them next year as a Manager Frank Lampard, Assistant John Terry, and Petr Cech as a Sporting Director in Chelsea. Moreover, in both teams playing several Chelsea Academy players, which strongly affected achieved results.
After failing in Playoffs last year, the Lions are trying to fix the mistakes and finally get into the Premier League this year. They had 3 years spent in Championship. Aston Villa took 5th place in the regular Championship season. Villans showed great football this season, especially in the attack. After Tony Xia bought the club for 76m £, the club changed a few managers and invested in interesting and skillful players, who made a result reaching the Playoff final. Dean Smith appointed as a new manager in October of 2018th year and already reach very great results. Dean rallied the team for the sake of victories and the Premier League.
Tammy Abraham was Loaned from Chelsea and become one of the best season’s signings. Tammy scored already 26 goals and made 3 assists. So this young Englishman was involved in 29 goals during 39 games. As Chelsea got transfer ban for this summer transfer window, Abraham can be the first choice to be in Chelsea’s first eleven next season. Irish Conor Hourihane also played one of the best seasons with 11 assists and 8 goals this season and together with John McGinn made the strong midfield crew. Orjan Nyland will miss the next game due to injury.
Derby County played a very great season with ups and downs, however, we see the result. Frank Lampard made everything to reach the Final of Playoffs. For the past several seasons, every second one was on the verge of promoting in the Premier League. The first season for ex-Chelsea legend can be more than successful if they will win against Aston Villa. He is already targeted by Chelsea, as Maurizio Sarri can leave the club for joining Juventus. But we need to price the Derby County players for their desire to play as hard as it is possible. Their gigantic impact on clubs results should be a very good example for young players.
Two young Chelsea talents Mason mount and Fikayo Tomori played strongly this season and opened their potential. These players have become an important part of the main team. Harry Wilson is the best squad striker with 16 goals and 4 assists. Even 3 players scored 9 goals and made almost the same amount of assists. Jack Marriot, Martyn Waghorn, and Mason Mount played very well throughout the season, despite injuries. Unfortunately, Andy King will miss next game due to injury and Scott Malone had indirect card suspension.
Aston Villa vs Derby County H2H
During the last 2 seasons, these teams played 4 times with each other. Derby won the game at the end of the 2017 year, and then these teams have drawn the game at the end of 2017/18 season. Most interesting, that this season Aston Villa won twice against Rams scoring 7 goals and saving clean sheet twice. Even at Pride Park Derby lost 3:0 without any big chances to succeed. At home, Aston Villa won 4:0 in a fully controlled match.