Paul Lambert will have to shuffle the pack for tomorrow’s League Cup game against Tottenham, because after the Norwich win Aston Villa have lost Benteke to injury and Agbonlahor, Delph and Luna have all suffered knocks. Westwood has suffered a thigh injury and that is the reason he missed out on Aston Villa’s win over the weekend. Long-term causalities still include Okore (knee), N’Zogbia (Achilles) and Gary Gardner (back).
However, there is very limited information about Matthew Lowton. Anthony Pearson tweeted to me with this:
They said on BT Sport before kick-off that he’d been totally left out and wasn’t injured, had no reasons.
That’s all I have, so it appears as though Lowton isn’t injured. So will he return for the League Cup? If Lowton doesn’t return it’s looking likely that Jed Steer will have another go in goal, replacing Guzan tomorrow. Sylla, Helenius and Bennett are also likely to start for tomorrow’s game.
These injuries maybe the cause of the intense Premier League start that Aston Villa were handed. Villa played against Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool within the same week, then played against Rotherham in the League Cup. Good thing Lambert bought in 7 new players and there is squad depth this season, let’s hope the new boys (and some old!) can impress.